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Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish security forces killed nine PKK terrorists in northern Iraq during a cross-border counterterrorism operation in the region, unintentionally killing two Iraqi military officers and raising tensions between the two countries. …

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Turkey says 6 killed in bomb attack near Syria border

A bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed 6 people and wounded 11 on Tuesday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The Arab town, from which Turkish-backed …

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Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Idlib

Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Syria's Idlib. In a statement, the ministry said the soldier was wounded in an explosion and died later in a hospital. It said the explosion took …

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Two Turkish soldiers killed, six wounded in Syria

Two more Turkish soldiers have been killed and six wounded in an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. Immediately after the Syrian forces opened fire, …

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Turkey 'neutralizes' 76 soldiers in Idlib

Turkish forces hit 54 targets in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib and "neutralized" 76 Syrian government soldiers, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said Turkey’s armed forces had …

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Four Turkish troops killed in Syria shelling

Four Turkish military servicemen have been killed and nine others wounded by shelling in Syria’s idlib province, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. According to Turkey’s NTV television, …

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Northeast Syria bomb attack kills 4 Turkish soldiers

Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack in northeast Syria yesterday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. It said the attack occurred during a roadside security check in the region east of the Euphrates river in Syria, …

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Five terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Five PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces yesterday, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry. "Five PKK terrorists who escaped from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our security …

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Russia and Turkey complete 11th joint patrol in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops have completed the 11th round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said. "The eleventh joint land patrol between Turkish and Russian units and UAV …

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Ankara establishes Syria safe zone

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the 145-kilometer-long, 30-kilometer-deep safe zone was established in northern Syria. Akar added that Turkish authorities are in touch with their Russian counterparts …

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Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops carried out the fifth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month, in an area of a Turkish anti-terror operation, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said. “The …

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Russia and Turkey begin 3rd joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops started holding the third round of joint patrols in the rural Qamishli area in northern Syria today. "Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi on October 22, …

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Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A PKK terrorist in Turkey's most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a Turkish security source said. Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in …

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Russia and Turkey begin joint patrols in Syria

Turkish and Russian troops have begun joint patrols in northern Syria, Turkey's Ministry of National Defence said. About 300 Russian soldiers and 20 armoured vehicles arrived in northern Syria today where the Russian police …

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Russian and Turkish military discuss joint plans in Syria

Russian and Turkish military officials met in Ankara yesterday to discuss joint plans in Syria under agreements reached during earlier talks between the leaders of the two states, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. …

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