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Kurdish racketeers detained in Ankara - media

At least 21 suspects were detained for extortion to help finance the PKK/KCK terrorist group after a huge dawn sweep across Ankara, security sources said. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking …

Pompeo reveals countries exempt from Iran oil sanctions

Washington has vowed to impose the "toughest" sanctions ever against Tehran starting November 5, 2018 after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal earlier in the year. At the same time, the US revealed eight states that would be allowed …

 Erdogan to mull regional issues in France

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss regional issues during the visit to France, a diplomatic source said. The Turkish leader will visit France on November 10-11, 2018. Among the issues to be …

Pompeo: 'Unfortunate' if Turkey leaves NATO

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should resist any temptation to leave NATO in pursuit of Russian friendship. "It would be unfortunate for …

 Pastor Brunson has links to FETO - media

A Turkish court in Izmir ruled that U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson’s statements of not having links to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement, referred to by Ankara as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), are …

U.S. and Turkey start joint Syria's Manbij patrols

U.S. and Turkish forces have begun joint patrols in the area of Manbij, Syria, where Kurdish militia have been critical to defeating ISIS fighters. Two U.S. defense officials and Turkish officials confirmed the patrols in northern Syria …

Turkish forces destroy 7 PKK militants in Iraq

Turkey's military killed seven Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq yesterday as they were preparing to launch an attack on regions were Turkish bases are located, it said in a statement on Twitter. Airstrikes targeting …