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FETO's so-called Turkey operative arrested in Istanbul

The suspected Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) member, the so-called 'Turkey imam' of the terror group, was arrested in Istanbul, according to the police on Wednesday, Anadolu agency reports. The suspect, with initials …

Wanted terrorist neutralized in Turkey

The Turkish Gendarmerie Command neutralized three terrorists, including one wanted by security forces, in the southeastern Siirt province, the Turkish Interior Ministry said. It was noted that among the terrorists was Ekrem Aksoy, …

3 Turkish soldiers martyred in PKK attack

Three Turkish soldiers were martyred and seven injured on Sunday during Operation Claw 3 in northern Iraq, Turkish National Defense Ministry said in a statement, Anadolu agency reports. The ministry said that the casualties occurred …

Three Turkish mayors fired for suspected PKK links

Turkish authorities fired mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van for alleged ties to the PKK, a Kurdish group classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said. The pro-Kurdish …

Turkish jets 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish fighter jets neutralized six more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday, Anadolu agency reports. Airstrikes were carried out in the Haftanin and Gara regions in coordination with …

Pentagon: ISIS re-surging in Syria

The ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) is "re-surging" in Syria less than five months after U.S. President Donald Trump declared the terror group's caliphate there had been 100% defeated, according to a …

U.S. assesses situation in Idlib

ISIS elements (banned in Russia) and other terrorist groups remain active in Syria's Idlib, U.S. special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey said, noting that it is a major concern for Washington. The northern Syrian …

Ankara condemns terror attack in Kabul

Turkey has condemned the deadly suicide attack in Kabul on a vice presidential election candidate. "We received the news with sorrow that a terror attack which took place at an election campaign office in Kabul, the capital of …

U.S. Syria envoy arrives in Ankara for talks

The U.S. special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey has arrived in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials over Syria, counterterrorism and security, the State Department said. Jeffrey will have meetings on Monday and …