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Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Syrian government forces area

Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Syrian government forces area

A Turkish observation post in Syria's Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces, causing damage but no casualties, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop.

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday.

Turkey slams Moody's credit rating downgrade as biased and unfair

Turkey slams Moody's credit rating downgrade as biased and unfair

Moody's decision to downgrade Turkey's credit rating raised questions about the international agency's ‘objectivity and neutrality,’ the Finance Ministry in Ankara said on Saturday.

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

The Kremlin expects S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to be delivered to Turkey in July as planned, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkish police arrested 22 Syrian and Iraqi nationals in a series of raids over suspicions of their links to the Islamic State terrorist group, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Czech international footballer killed after Turkish bus crash

Czech international footballer killed after Turkish bus crash

Czech international Josef Sural has died of injuries he sustained in a minibus crash while returning with teammates from a match in southern Turkey, his Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor said on Monday.

Erdogan slams Macron over 'Armenia genocide' remembrance

Erdogan slams Macron over 'Armenia genocide' remembrance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped his war of words Saturday with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for creating a day of remembrance for the 1915 Armenian "genocide".

Turkey gives banks $3.7bn lending boost to spur growth

Turkey gives banks $3.7bn lending boost to spur growth

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund bolstered the capital ratios of five state-owned banks by €3.3bn ($3.7bn) in a bid to keep credit flowing in the economy.

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK - ministry

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK - ministry

Four Turkish soldiers and 20 armed assailants were killed on Friday in clashes between the military and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, Turkey's defence ministry and military said.

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing if they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Anadolu state news agency said on Friday.

Serbian vulture flies home from Turkey - by plane

Serbian vulture flies home from Turkey - by plane

A young vulture who got stranded last year in Turkey more than 2,000 km from her nest flew home to Serbia on Friday - by plane.