November 27th @ 4:16 PM GMT
NPR Turkish officers in Brussels say their government is firing them and sending them home. Some are in hiding or seeking asylum, fearing imprisonment or worse. They deny they were part of a coup attempt. (Top Stories)
November 26th @ 10:36 AM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish warplanes destroyed 12 Islamic State targets while one Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with militants during an offensive in northern Syria, Turkey's military said on Saturday. Turkey and Syrian rebels are carrying out an operation to push the jihadists from the border after an air strike on Thursday killed three Turkish soldiers. The Turkish military believes the strike was carried out by the Syrian air force. (World)
November 28th @ 11:30 AM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish authorities are investigating foster families for suspected ties to a failed coup and may remove children from homes if their guardians are found to be supporters of the putsch, a government official said on Monday. The government has so far detained or dismissed 125,000 people over alleged links to the network of Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup. Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the state of Pennsylvania, has d... (World)
November 27th @ 8:05 AM GMT
Yahoo! Twenty-two pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by a chemical gas attack from Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Sunday. ''After a rocket was fired by Daesh (IS), 22 opposition members were observed to have been exposed in their eyes and bodies to chemical gas,'' the general staff said in a statement, quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency. It said the attack happened in the area of the village of Khaliliya, east of Al Rai in northern Syria. (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 4:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! The Turkish authorities on Sunday freed a reporter for the BBC's Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said. Hatice Kamer was detained on Saturday while reporting on a mine disaster in the Kurdish-dominated Siirt region of the southeast that left 11 miners dead and five missing, BBC Turkce (BBC Turkish) said in a statement on its website. BBC Turkce added that there was still no explanation over why Kamer h... (World)
November 25th @ 5:27 PM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in phone talks on Friday after the Turkish army accused Moscow ally Damascus of killing its soldiers in northern Syria. Erdogan informed Putin of the strike that killed four Turkish soldiers, presidential sources said, which the Turkish army assessed to have been by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad early on Thursday. It was the first time Turkey had blamed the Assad regime... (Politics)
November 28th @ 11:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed to Turkey that aircraft which carried out an attack on Turkish soldiers near the Syrian city of al-Bab last week did not belong to Russia, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference after a cabinet meeting, Kurtulmus said ''necessary steps'' would be taken over last Thursday's air strike, which killed at least three Turkish soldiers and wounded ten, once flight records are reviewed. (World)
November 27th @ 12:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! A blast ripped through a street in the northern Syrian town of al-Rai on Sunday in what was believed to be an Islamic State suicide bombing and 12 wounded, mostly children, were brought to a hospital in nearby Turkey, security and hospital sources said. Turkey's army had earlier said IS militants fired a rocket into the Haliliye area of the same region that caused symptoms of ''chemical gas'' exposure in 22 Syrian rebels, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. The town of al-R... (World)
November 25th @ 3:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned the European Union he would sign a law bringing back the death penalty if it was approved by parliament. ''Democracy, it's respecting the people's will,'' Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul. ''If the people say 'we want the death penalty' and this goes to parliament and parliament passes it and it comes to me, I declare I will approve this,'' he added. (Politics)
November 27th @ 8:30 AM GMT
Yahoo! A rocket attack by Islamic State militants in northern Syria caused symptoms of ''chemical gas'' in 22 Syrian rebels, state media cited the Turkish armed forces as saying on Sunday. The attack targeted Turkey-backed rebels who have been besieging the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab for days. Al-Bab is a major target in the ''Euphrates Shield'' operation to push the jihadists away from the Syrian side of the Turkish border. (World)
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