terrorism in the east

Turkish police arrest 43 over FETO terror links

Police in Turkey nabbed 43 people over their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security sources said on Thursday, Anadolu agency reports. Prosecutors in Istanbul had …

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Turkey launches new phase of anti-terror op in east

Turkey has launched a new anti-terror operation in its eastern Bingol province, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday, Anadolu agency reports. In a statement, the ministry said Operation Yildirim-6 has begun to completely …

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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: 4 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces

At least four PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in Turkey, local authorities said, Anadolu agency reported. A PKK/KCK terrorist, identified by the initials B.K., surrendered to security teams in the Cizre district …

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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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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday but security forces soon killed them all, police said. Two other people were also killed, the military said. The gunmen …

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Turkish soldier killed by terrorists in N Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with terrorists in Operation Claw-Tiger zone in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on June 28, Hurriyet daily reports. The ministry offered condolences to the family of the soldier and the …

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New ISIS chief' captured in Iraq - media

The new ISIS leader has been arrested by Iraqi intelligence officers, according to local reports. Abdul Nasser Qirdash, 'the candidate to succeed the terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi' was captured, according to the National …

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US-led coalition leaves al Taqaddum air base in Iraq

The international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (banned in Russia) militant group, on Saturday handed over their position in al-Habbaniyah air base in the western province of Anbar to the Iraqi security forces, Xinhua …

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US and Taliban sign peace deal

The US and the Taliban have signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict, BBC News reports. The US and its Nato allies have agreed to withdraw all their troops from the country …

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