Turkey

Kurdish militants kill three Turkish security force members: army, media

ISTANBUL Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers and one police officer, Turkey's military and state-run media said on Wednesday, with the rebels in one incident trying to cross the border into Turkey from neighboring Syria.

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over comments on Kurdish PYD in Syria

ANKARA Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organisation, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.

World, Syria 09 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Damascus vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels

DAMASCUS Damascus aims to secure Syria's border with Turkey and recapture the city of Aleppo with its latest military offensive, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, Syria 09 Feb 2016

Turkey letting in Syrian refugees in 'controlled fashion': foreign minister

BUDAPEST/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Turkey is admitting Syrian refugees in a "controlled manner" and has let in thousands fleeing Russian air strikes, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning the numbers of new migrants could reach a million if the attacks continue.

Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault

ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border. | Video

Syria, World 08 Feb 2016

Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria

ANKARA Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

World, Germany, Syria 08 Feb 2016

Tens killed in clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

ISTANBUL At least nine civilians and 16 rebel fighters have been killed as security forces battle militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, the army and the region's main political party said on Monday.

World, 08 Feb 2016

Austria threatens to extend border controls: newspaper

VIENNA Austria will extend its border controls if Turkey does not take back refugees picked up at sea on their way to Greece, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in an interview with the daily Oesterreich, being published on Sunday.

World, Migrant Crisis, Greece 06 Feb 2016

Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe, top EU official says

AMSTERDAM Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow, the EU's top official in charge of ties with Ankara warned on Saturday.

Migrant Crisis, World, Greece 06 Feb 2016

Militant group sidelined as Turkey unveils plan to end Kurdish unrest

MARDIN, Turkey Turkey all but ruled out direct talks with Kurdish militants to end one of the worst periods of bloodshed in a three-decade insurgency on Friday, saying the government would instead bring what it called civil society groups to the table.

World, 05 Feb 2016
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North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: U.S. sources

WASHINGTON North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology.