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Metropolitan municipality in Central Anatolia, Turkey

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Ankara: Metropolitan municipality in Central Anatolia, Turkey
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.

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EU must consider Turkish arms embargo over Syria: France

European Union foreign ministers must again condemn Turkey's offensive in Syria, call for an arms embargo on Ankara and request that the United States hold a meeting of the coalition against Islamic..
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As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States..
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Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria [Video]Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CBS News that Turkey decided to send ground troops into northern Syria despite Washington urging Ankara to reconsider, and that the fighting put U.S. forces in an..

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Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate [Video]Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate

Turkey dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump. According to Reuters, Trump offered to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces. On the news that the US was withdrawing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official [Video]Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official

Turkey has intensified its assault on Syria in the fourth fay of Ankara's offensive against Kurdish forces. Maha Albadrawi reports.

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Turkey says Syria push 'won't stop' despite displacement concerns [Video]Turkey says Syria push 'won't stop' despite displacement concerns

Ankara pledges to continue operation in northeast Syria despite warnings over humanitarian crisis as 100,000 flee homes.

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Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds [Video]Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday said Ankara's military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish..

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Pentagon chief says Turkey's incursion threaten relations [Video]Pentagon chief says Turkey's incursion threaten relations

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday said Ankara's military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish..

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European powers urge Turkey to 'cease' Syria operation [Video]European powers urge Turkey to 'cease' Syria operation

European members of UN Security Council register 'deep concern' as US warns Ankara of consequences if it flouts rules.

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Trump hopes for mediator role between Turkey and the Kurds [Video]Trump hopes for mediator role between Turkey and the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey's offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Trump says he will 'wipe out' Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds [Video]Trump says he will 'wipe out' Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds

.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's incursion in Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Analysis: Could Turkey's military moves destabilise north Syria? [Video]Analysis: Could Turkey's military moves destabilise north Syria?

Analysts fear Turkish operations could weaken regional security if Ankara moves into northeast Syria.

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Will Turkey's impending operation in Syria affect its economy? [Video]Will Turkey's impending operation in Syria affect its economy?

The Turkish lira weakens over Ankara military operation plan, losing more than two percent of its value on Monday.

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Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy over Syria [Video]Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy over Syria

US president says Turkey's economy will pay the price if Ankara takes 'off-limits' actions in Syria.

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Trump Threatens: 'Obliterate' Turkish Economy Over Syria [Video]Trump Threatens: 'Obliterate' Turkish Economy Over Syria

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too..

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Turkey says to launch military incursion in northern Syria [Video]Turkey says to launch military incursion in northern Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces will intervene in northern Syria, after warning the United States it had done too little to expel its Kurdish allies from the border area. Lucy Fielder..

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Clashes as deadly fire strikes Greek migrant camp [Video]Clashes as deadly fire strikes Greek migrant camp

Refugees clashed with police on Sunday, after a fire broke out in a crowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Trilateral talks on Syria to take place [Video]Trilateral talks on Syria to take place

Russia, Iran and Turkey will meet in Ankara on Monday to discuss how to improve the situation in north-west Syria

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Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system [Video]Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discusses the recent purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, which raised the prospect of U.S. sanctions.

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Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..

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Erdogan to talk to Trump about buying Patriot missiles [Video]Erdogan to talk to Trump about buying Patriot missiles

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Syria's war: Kurdish forces pull back from border [Video]Syria's war: Kurdish forces pull back from border

Ankara monitors YPG withdrawal as part of plan to establish 'safe zone' in northern Syria along border with Turkey.

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France says suspends weapons sales to Turkey

France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security.
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Asked about Trump mediation with Kurds, Turkey says won't talk to terrorists: Deutsche Welle

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces to halt Turkey's incursion in Syria, according..
Reuters - Published

U.S. officials intensify pressure on Turkey to stop Syria assault

The United States ramped up efforts on Friday to persuade Turkey to halt an escalating offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing "great harm" to ties and..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds

The Pentagon said on Friday that Ankara's military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish partners.
Reuters - Published

U.S. defense chief says Turkey's incursion threaten relations

The Pentagon on Friday said Ankara's military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish partners.
Reuters - Published

Need to de-escalate situation in northeast Syria before it's 'irreparable': Pentagon

In some of the most critical U.S. comments about Turkey's advance into northeastern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told his Turkish counterpart they should deescalate the situation before it..
Reuters - Published

EU cannot accept Turkish 'blackmail': Italian prime minister

The European Union must not bow to threats from Turkey to push millions of Syrian refugees into EU countries, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, adding that Ankara should stop its..
Reuters - Published

Hungary urges EU dialogue with Turkey to prevent new wave of migrants

The European Union should have a dialogue with Turkey despite Ankara's offensive on Kurdish-led forces in Syria, in order to avoid a fresh wave of migrants coming to Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister..
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Turkish minister says France's Macron wants to divide Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday accused French President Emmanuel Macron of wanting to divide Syria, after France criticized Ankara's military operation against Kurdish fighters..
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Italy summons Turkish ambassador to protest over Syria operation

The Italian foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest over Ankara's decision to send troops into northern Syria to attack a Kurdish militia, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
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Trump says talking to 'both sides' as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was talking to "both sides" as Turkey pressed its offensive against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria, and warned Ankara that it would be hit hard financially..
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Kremlin says it understands Turkey's security worries in Syria's northeast

The Kremlin said on Thursday it was concerned by the situation in Syria's northeast amid a Turkish military offensive there, but said Moscow sympathized with Ankara's security concerns in the area.
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France summons Turkish envoy to Paris: diplomatic source

The French foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to a meeting later on Thursday, a diplomatic source said, amid a wave of international criticism of Ankara's decision to send troops into..
Reuters - Published

As EU candidate, Turkey must align with EU foreign policy: Commission

Turkey must consider that its bid to join the European Union requires it to adhere to EU foreign policy, the bloc's executive Commission said on Thursday, again rejecting Ankara's military operation in..
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Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. did not give green light to Turkey's Syria incursion

The United States has not given Turkey a green light to invade Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but added that Ankara had "legitimate security concerns" and that President..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he will wipe out Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's incursion in Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there.
Reuters - Published

Iran's parliament speaker cancels Turkey visit after military launch: TV

Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani has canceled his scheduled trip to Turkey, Iranian state TV reported, after Ankara launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on..
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Trump says Turkey's attack on Syria is 'a bad idea'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Turkey against attacking Syria, saying its assault was "a bad idea" not backed by the United States, and called on Ankara to protect religious..
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Dutch foreign minister summons Turkish ambassador over Syria incursion

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on Wednesday said he had summoned the Turkish ambassador after Ankara launched a military incursion into Syria, he said in a statement.
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Turkey says it informed Damascus of its Syria offensive

Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Syria's consulate in Istanbul to inform Damascus about its cross-border operation into northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday shortly..
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Russia won't get involved in conflict between Turkey, Syria: RIA cites lawmaker

Russia will not get involved in the conflict between Turkey and Syria after Ankara launched an operation in Syria's northeast, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on..
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Turkey summons U.S. envoy for Syria offensive briefing: CNN Turk

The U.S. ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the foreign ministry on Wednesday to be briefed on Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria, broadcaster CNN Turk said, minutes after Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin discuss Syria offensive: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call Turkey's planned operation into northeastern Syria, the Turkish presidency said on Wednesday, as Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, U.S. discuss steps for Syria 'safe zone' after Turkish offensive: NTV

Senior Turkish and U.S. officials discussed measures for the formation of a "safe zone" in northeastern Syria and possible steps after a Turkish offensive in the region, broadcaster NTV said on..
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Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated..
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Erdogan's aide says Turkey to start Syria offensive 'shortly'

The Turkish military, together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as Ankara starts a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's plan to settle refugees in northeast Syria alarms allies

As Turkish troops finalize plans to attack northeast Syria, Ankara's scheme to move millions of refugees into conquered territory there is alarming some Western allies as much as the military operation..
Reuters - Published

Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border

Turkey's military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack there following a surprise U.S. troop pullback,..
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Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border ahead of offensive

The Turkish military carried out strikes targeting the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive..
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Turkish military struck Syria-Iraq border to cut supply lines: officials

The Turkish military carried out strikes targeting the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive..
Reuters - Published

Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria

President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far even though the U.S. leader..
Reuters - Published

Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkish economy over Syria incursion plan

President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far even though the U.S. leader..
Reuters - Published

U.S. expects Turkey to take over IS fighters if Kurdish militia forced to withdraw: official

The United States expects Turkey to take responsibility of captive Islamic State fighters, a senior State Department official said on Monday, if Ankara's planned incursion into northeast Syria seizes..
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Turkey dollar bonds tumble after Syria worries mount, Trump threat

Turkey's sovereign dollar bonds dropped their most in nearly a month on Monday on growing concerns about Ankara's military operations in northeast Syria and a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump..
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Turkey's 'illegal drilling' undermines Turkey-EU ties: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday that Turkey's drilling off the coast of Cyprus would damage ties between the European Union and Turkey, after Ankara announced it will start..
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Turkey says will provide services to areas taken from YPG milita in northeast Syria

Turkey will provide services to the areas it takes from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director said on Monday, as Ankara gears for a..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria 'safe zone' in phone call; to meet next month: Ankara

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the planned "safe zone" east of the Euphrates River in Syria in a phone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said, adding..
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Erdogan says Turkey plans military operation east of Euphrates in Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey will carry out a military air and ground operation east of the Euphrates in Syria, where Ankara and Washington have yet to establish a planned..
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Syrian rebels vow to back any Turkish operation into northeast

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels pledged on Friday to back a potential cross-border offensive that Ankara has threatened to mount against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.
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Greece says Turkey can and must control migrant flows to Europe

Greece's prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to "exploit" Europe's migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara can and must control migrant flows to the continent.
Reuters - Published

Turkish university to open faculties in northern Syria

Turkey's Gaziantep University will open three faculties in small northern Syria towns, Ankara's Official Gazette said on Friday, reflecting a growing Turkish presence in the region.
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Turkey determined to end Syria 'safe zone' work with U.S. if it stalls: ministry

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told his U.S. counterpart by phone on Thursday that Ankara was determined to end its work with the United States on establishing a "safe zone" in northeast Syria if..
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Erdogan says efforts for Syria 'safe zone' with U.S. continue, preparations complete: NTV

Scheduled efforts by Turkey and the United States to establish a planned "safe zone" in northeastern Syria continue, but Ankara has completed its preparations along its borders, President Tayyip..
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U.S. unlikely to impose sanctions on Turkey over Russian buy: Turkish official

U.S. President Donald Trump has become more understanding about why Turkey has purchased a Russian missile defense system and he is not expected to impose U.S. sanctions on Ankara over the issue, a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger,..
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Turkey, Russia, Iran must take more responsibility for Syria peace: Erdogan

Turkey, Russia and Iran need to take more responsibility to establish peace in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, ahead of three-way talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts..
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Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's Idlib at Monday summit: Kremlin

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the difficult situation in Syria's Idlib province when they meet in Ankara early next week for a summit, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin aide, said on..
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