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Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

A top Kurdish official has called on Europe not to abandon Syrian Kurds once the battle against the Islamic State militants is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from Turkey.

Qatar in new initiative to tap markets worth $2.1tn

Qatar in new initiative to tap markets worth $2.1tn

Qatar has embarked on a New Emerging Belt Initiative (NEBI) – a new economic corridor focusing Kuwait, Oman, India, Pakistan and Turkey with a combined economy of more than $2.1tn, as part of strategy to forge new alliances and connect businesses, while Iraq is expected to be included in the future.

Turkey urges US to put its weight behind Khashoggi probe

Turkey urges US to put its weight behind Khashoggi probe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged the United States to put its weight behind the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and not to set the matter aside because of its ties with Riyadh.

Car bomb explodes near Syrian town on border with Turkey

Car bomb explodes near Syrian town on border with Turkey

A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Tuesday, residents and an emergency worker told Reuters.

Saudi crown prince wanted to use a 'bullet' on Khashoggi: report

Saudi crown prince wanted to use a 'bullet' on Khashoggi: report

President Donald Trump appeared prepared to ignore the US Congress's Friday deadline to determine who ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of threatening the journalist with a "bullet."

Turkey set to deliver TB2 drones to Qatar

Turkey set to deliver TB2 drones to Qatar

Turkey is preparing to hand over six "Bayraktar TB2" military drones, as part of a deal signed by the two sides in 2018.

Turkey says UN investigation on Khashoggi killing has to be launched

Turkey says UN investigation on Khashoggi killing has to be launched

A United Nations investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has to be launched, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing

Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing

The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday she hoped pressure from the US Congress would encourage the Trump adminstration to take a tougher stance on the killing.

Qatar-Turkey security panel holds 4th meeting in Ankara

Qatar-Turkey security panel holds 4th meeting in Ankara

The joint security committee of Qatar and Turkey held its fourth meeting on Tuesday in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Turkey aims to form safe zones in Syria for refugees to return

Turkey aims to form safe zones in Syria for refugees to return

Turkey is aiming to form safe zones in northern Syria so that around 4 million of Syrian refugees hosted by Turkey could return, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

UN chief welcomes Amir’s initiative to support refugees

UN chief welcomes Amir’s initiative to support refugees

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the initiative announced by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to allocate $50mn to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria

Erdogan, Putin meet for Syria talks amid disagreements on 'safe zone'

Erdogan, Putin meet for Syria talks amid disagreements on 'safe zone'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks expected to focus on the conflict in Syria, including their differences on a proposed "safe zone" near the Turkish border.