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Macron expresses 'concern' over Turkish offensive in Afrin

Added: 24.03.2018 14:57 | 14 views | 0 comments

March 24, 2018 10:57 PM
PARIS (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday (March 24) expressed "concern" over Turkey's military offensive in Afrin in Syria, telling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan it was vital that humanitarian aid be allowed to reach the area.


US Charges Against Turkish Bodyguards Dropped As Turkey Tightens Control of Media

Added: 22.03.2018 18:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney in D.C. announced that the United States dropped charges against 11 of the 15 bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who were charged after they ignited a brawl with protesters last May in Washington, according to CNN. Motions to dismiss the charges were filed on February 14, just one day before former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ankara to meet with Erdogan. "The decisions were made after further review of evidence in the case that raised questions about the identification of individuals," a source familiar with the indictments told CNN, who also said they were not aware of any political pressure being exerted to dismiss the...

U.S. drops assault charges against 11 of Turkish president's security team

Added: 22.03.2018 15:27 | 17 views | 0 comments

Federal prosecutors have decided to dismiss charges against 11 of 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security team after they were charged in connection with a street brawl in May 2017 near the Turkish embassy in Washington.


Turkey says its forces take control of Syrian town of Afrin

Added: 18.03.2018 12:27 | 18 views | 0 comments

Turkey's president said Sunday that allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia, which said fighting was still underway.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish flag...


Turkey's Erdogan says town centre of Syria's Afrin 'under control'

Added: 18.03.2018 8:26 | 7 views | 0 comments

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (March 18) the centre of Afrin was "entirely under control" and Turkish flags had been raised in the northern Syrian town, a stronghold of Kurdish YPG forces.


Turkey, US to form ‘safe zone’ in Syria

Added: 15.03.2018 10:20 | 19 views | 0 comments

Turkey and the United States will form a "safe zone" around the northern Syrian town of Manbij if Washington keeps its promises, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says.

Erdogan hopes Kurdish-held Syrian city will be encircled by evening, not seized: Presidency

Added: 14.03.2018 11:41 | 15 views | 0 comments

March 14, 2018 7:41 PM
ANKARA, TURKEY (AFP) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes Turkish forces will have completely encircled Afrin by Wednesday (March 14) evening, a presidential source said, clarifying his earlier comments in a speech indicating the Kurdish-held Syrian city would fall by then.


World Briefs: Turkey passes Bill on electoral law

Added: 13.03.2018 21:00 | 8 views | 0 comments

March 14, 2018 5:00 AM
ANKARA • The Turkish Parliament yesterday passed a controversial Bill on electoral law which critics argue will favour President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party ahead of next year's presidential and parliamentary elections.


Erdogan slams Nato for failing to back Syria campaign

Added: 11.03.2018 15:06 | 20 views | 0 comments

March 11, 2018 11:06 PM
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (March 11) angrily lashed out at Nato, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey's campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria.



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