terrorism in the east

Will Turkey give US 'Ottoman slap'?

Ankara may give Washington an 'Ottoman slap', Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, stressing that all NATO members are equal with the US. "It is clear that those who say 'we will …

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria’s Afrin

One Turkish soldier was killed in Operation Olive Branch carried out by the Turkish army in Syria’s Afrin district  today, according to a military statement. The military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 targets …

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Turkey reports on Afrin operation

Turkey's Armed Forces have killed 1062 terrorists during Operation Olive Branch near Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff reported. "The Air Force hit 19 targets during Operation Olive Branch and destroyed on …

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Mattis says US troops to remain in Manbij

The US will continue to work with Turkey at "the highest levels and all the way down through the military level", US Defense Secretary James Mattis said during a visit to the Pentagon's press …

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UN declares new stage in fight against ISIS

The fight against the ISIS terror group is entering a new phase whose implementation requires intensified international efforts, head of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov said at a Security Council …

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Erdogan shares his plans for liberating Syria

Turkey's army will destroy the threat of terrorism in Syria’s Idlib after doing so in Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said speaking to heads of local governments.  "We will …

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Turkish military about new losses in Syria's Afrin

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said in a statement. The military said that the soldiers were killed as a result of antitank and mortar attacks by terrorists …

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Ten PKK members detained in Istanbul

Turkey's police conducted an anti-terrorist operation against members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Istanbul. The police carried out searches and detained 10 people. All of them are citizens of Turkey, Turkish …

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US starts Iraq drawdown after defeating ISIS - media

US troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the ISIS group last year, according to Western contractors at a US-led coalition base in Iraq. The contractors said that dozens of …

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