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Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Jan 20 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates "as soon as possible"

Dec 25 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal.

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates 'as soon as possible'

Dec 25 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal.

Turkey vows no slowdown in fight against IS after U.S. pullout from Syria

Dec 25 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey vowed on Monday that the fight against Islamic State would not be slowed by the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, where Ankara-backed rebels reinforced their positions around the potential flashpoint town of Manbij.

'Neither war nor peace': Doctors targeted in Syria's lawless rebel region

Dec 21 2018

ISTANBUL Doctor Khalil Agha was working at a hospital in northwest Syria when masked gunmen knocked at his door, waved a piece of paper saying he was wanted by a powerful Islamist group, and bundled him into their car, bound and blindfold.

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels ready to back Turkish operation in northeast

Dec 13 2018

ISTANBUL Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels are ready to join a Turkish military offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, but no date has been set for the operation, a spokesman for the main Turkish-backed Syrian rebel group said on Thursday.

Khashoggi family receives condolences after Riyadh proffers murder culprits

Nov 17 2018

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia/ISTANBUL Mourners paid their respects on Friday to the family of Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi writer murdered by agents of his own government, after the authorities said they had identified the culprits and cleared the crown prince of any involvement. | Video

Apple Watch, hired jet, mystery vehicle figure in search for missing Saudi dissident

Oct 10 2018

ISTANBUL Jamal Khashoggi believed he was safe in Turkey. | Video

Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search consulate for missing journalist

Oct 05 2018

ABU DHABI/ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul for prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for three days after entering the diplomatic mission earlier this week. | Video

Turkish, Saudi officials diverge on whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist

Oct 03 2018

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkish and Saudi authorities gave conflicting accounts on Wednesday about the whereabouts of Saudi commentator Jamal Khashoggi, who moved to Washington last year fearing retribution for his views and has not been seen nearly 30 hours after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. | Video

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