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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mostly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Istanbul, mostly located on the European side, is the largest city in the country while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest, the Black Sea to its north, Georgia to its northeast, Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to its east, Iraq and Syria to its southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to its south, and the Aegean Sea to its west. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority at anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Turkey's Erdogan says main opposition should be probed for Gulen links

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the main opposition party should be investigated for possible links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, amid a..
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Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after..
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Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match [Video]Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match

Dog invades the pitch and catches the ball during a Turkish soccer match. Video credit: Bein Sports

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Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

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Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals' [Video]Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals'

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to..

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Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

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Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere' [Video]Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere'

President Erdogan says Turkey will push Syrian gov't forces beyond observation posts in Idlib 'by any means necessary'.

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Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike [Video]Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike

A warplane flew over a village in northeast Syria on Wednesday (February 12) following reports by Syrian and Turkish media that at least one air strike was carried out by U.S. jets. Lauren Anthony..

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Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan [Video]Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan

Turkey's military will set aside past ceasefire agreements to strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has..

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Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt [Video]Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt

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Syria's army pushes into Idlib province [Video]Syria's army pushes into Idlib province

Syrian forces backed by Russian fighter jets retake key government positions as Turkey’s Erdogan warns of swift revenge if more Turkish troops are attacked.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops [Video]Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Ankara hits more than 100 enemy targets after deadly attack in Idlib, with ruling party spokesperson ruling out retreat.

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Turkey-Syria fighting escalates war's new chapter [Video]Turkey-Syria fighting escalates war's new chapter

Artillery strikes between Turkish and Syrian government troops have killed at least five Turkish soldiers, with casualties among the Syrians not immediately known. The open fighting between the two..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib [Video]Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib

Syria's offensive prompts Ankara to send 150 vehicles with commandos and ammunition to rebel-held province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city [Video]Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city

Syrian government forces battled rebels and weathered Turkish artillery barrages on Thursday as they tried to seize Saraqeb town in northwestern Idlib province in a new push to recapture the last rebel..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Aid groups warn of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in northwest Syria [Video]Aid groups warn of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in northwest Syria

As aid groups urge ceasefire in Idlib region, UNSC set to meet over Turkey-Russia tensions, diplomats say.

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Plane drops off runway in Istanbul, killing three [Video]Plane drops off runway in Istanbul, killing three

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of the wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179..

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Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway [Video]Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway

Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway

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Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team [Video]Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team

Some 300 emergency service workers were called to a highway near the mountain-surrounded town of Bahcesaray, in Van province, which borders Iran, after an avalanche struck late Tuesday.View on euronews

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Second avalanche kills dozens of rescuers in Turkey [Video]Second avalanche kills dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Two avalanches in eastern Turkey have killed 38 people, most of them buried by the second snowslide while working to rescue victims of the first, officials said on Wednesday. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Nearly 300,000 displaced from Idlib by Syrian government bombardment [Video]Nearly 300,000 displaced from Idlib by Syrian government bombardment

Weeks of intensive aerial bombardment has sent huge numbers fleeing northwards closer to the Turkish border.View on euronews

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Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces [Video]Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed [Video]Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Sadr supporters take iconic Tahrir Square building [Video]Sadr supporters take iconic Tahrir Square building

Protesters in Iraq fear their movement is being taken over, just like the Turkish restaurant was.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published

 

In northern Syria, currency switch shows Turkey's influence

Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him to push up prices yet again.
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Turkey's Erdogan says new Kavala arrest order needs to be respected

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there needs to be respect for a new detention warrant issued for philanthropist Osman Kavala, after he was acquitted a day earlier over his role in..
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Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

Turkey has purchased its third offshore drilling ship which will arrive in Turkey next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the ship will begin operations in 2020.
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Turkey's Erdogan says Syria talks with Russia unsatisfactory, offensive 'matter of time'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday talks with Russia on the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib were far from meeting Turkey's demands and warned that a military operation there was a "matter..
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Turkey's Erdogan says respects Gezi ruling, but protests were "heinous attack"

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he respected a court decision to acquit philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight others over their role in the Gezi Park protests, but that the 2013..
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Turkish philanthropist re-arrested after acquittal in landmark trial

Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala has been re-arrested and taken to police headquarters in Istanbul, state media reported on Wednesday, hours after being acquitted over his alleged..
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Turkey issues fresh detention request after surprise acquittal in protest trial

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the re-arrest of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala in connection with the failed 2016 coup, hours after he was acquitted over his alleged role in the Gezi Park protests..
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Turkey issues detention request for businessman Kavala acquitted earlier on Tuesday

Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala who was acquitted earlier on Tuesday, for an investigation into a failed coup in 2016, a court document seen by..
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Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, Turkey demands pull-back

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold,..
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Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential..
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Russia and Turkey remain committed to reducing Syria tensions: Russian ministry

Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to existing agreements on Syria's Idlib which seek to reduce tensions in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after a meeting in..
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Turkey tells Russia that Syrian forces in rebel bastion must pull back

Turkey told Russia on Tuesday that its military was now ready to make sure that Russian-backed Syrian forces pull out from the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria as the two sides met for talks in..
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Turkish court delivers surprise acquittal in landmark protest trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise ruling in a case that had drawn criticism..
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EU lists Cayman Islands, Panama as tax havens, spares Turkey

European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said..
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Turkish court acquits businessman, other defendants in landmark trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday ruled to acquit businessman Osman Kavala and other defendants over their alleged role in protests in 2013, in a case that had drawn strong criticism from Turkey's Western..
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India summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir

India summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to lodge a diplomatic protest over President Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on the disputed region of Kashmir and warned it would have a bearing on bilateral..
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Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks..
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Turkey says two killed in car bomb attack near Syria border

A car bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed two people and wounded five on Sunday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, the Turkish Defence Ministry said in a..
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Car bomb near Syria-Turkey border kills four civilians: Anadolu

A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, killing four people, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said.
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Car bomb explodes near Syria-Turkey border: witnesses

A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, causing several casualties, witnesses said on Sunday.
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Attacks in Syria's Idlib must stop, Turkey tells Russia

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he told his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and that a lasting ceasefire had to be..
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Turkey tells Russia that attacks in Syria's Idlib must stop

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he told his Russian counterpart at a meeting the previous day that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and..
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Turkey's Erdogan: Situation in Idlib won't be solved until Syrian forces withdraw

The situation in Idlib in northwestern Syrian will not be resolved until Syrian government forces withdraw beyond the borders that Turkey and Russia outlined in a 2018 agreement, Turkish President..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss immediate halt to Idlib crisis: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged views on an immediate halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib province Saturday, the Turkish presidency said.
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Turkey won't be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts: Erdogan

Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments reported by NTV, as Ankara and Moscow..
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Russia and Turkey are close but will disagree, Lavrov says

Russia has good ties with Turkey but will sometimes disagree, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
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Erdogan, Trump discuss Middle East conflicts, Turkey's foreign minister says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed conflicts in Libya and Syria, as well as a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey's foreign..
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Turkey denies flouting agreement with Russia in Syria's Idlib province

Turkey dismissed on Saturday Russian accusations that its actions in Syria's Idlib province have flouted de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran, and said it would take military action in the..
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Turkey says Syria dispute won't affect Russian S-400 defense deal

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that differences over Syria should not affect Ankara's relations with Moscow or disrupt its contract for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile..
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Turkey says it will take steps if talks with Russia on Syria's Idlib fail

Turkey wants to solve issues with Russia over the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib through diplomacy but will take other steps if necessary, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday.
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Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country, saying he "must be stopped" so a political..
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Syria tensions unlikely to shake Turkey's Russian missile plans: U.S. official

Strains between Turkey and Russia over the escalating Syrian offensive in Idlib appear not to have shaken Turkish plans to deploy Russian missile defense systems, a senior U.S. official said on Friday,..
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Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish and Syrian state..
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Turkish court acquits novelist accused of Kurdish militant ties

An Istanbul court acquitted novelist Asli Erdogan on Friday of charges of terrorist group membership, in one of a series cases which have fueled concern among European Union states and rights groups..
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Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter "political..
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Russian, Turkish foreign ministers to meet on Sunday amid Syria tensions: Ifax

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Munich on Sunday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the Interfax news agency reported on..
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Turkey says it will hit groups violating Idlib ceasefire

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, in an apparent response to Russian criticism.
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Turkey to hit 'radicals', others who violate Idlib ceasefire: Anadolu

Turkey will use force against those violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwestern Idlib region including "radical" groups, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, according to state..
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Russia accuses Turkey of breaking Syria deals, rejects Erdogan claim

Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Moscow on Syria and of aggravating the situation in Idlib where Syrian forces have made gains in their campaign to eliminate..
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Russia says Turkish army is aggravating situation in Syria's Idlib

Russia said on Wednesday that the presence of Turkish troops and armor in Syria's Idlib region was making the situation there much worse as was the transport of weapons and ammunition across the..
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Lawyers ask U.S., Britain to arrest UAE officials for war crimes in Yemen

A British law firm filed requests on Wednesday with the authorities in Britain, the United States and Turkey to arrest senior officials from the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of carrying out war..
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Kremlin accuses Turkey of flouting agreements made on Syria

The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Russia to neutralize militants in the Syrian province of Idlib and said militant attacks on Syrian and Russian forces in..
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Turkey will hit Syrian government forces anywhere if troops hurt: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey's military would strike Russian-backed Syrian forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier was hurt as the Assad..
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Britain and United States asked to investigate UAE 'war crimes' in Yemen

A British law firm filed requests on Tuesday with the authorities in Britain, the United States and Turkey to arrest senior officials from the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of carrying out war..
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Putin and Erdogan discuss conflict in Syria's Idlib province

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating conflict in Syria's Idlib province by phone, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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