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Putin and Erdogan Agree to Make Joint Effort to Evacuate East Aleppo

ANKARA, Dec 14 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday to make a joint effort to start the evacuation of civilians and opposition forces from eastern Aleppo as soon as possible, Turkish presidential sources said. Putin and Erdogan emphasised the need to prevent the violations

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Turkish Tanks, Special Forces Launch First Major Push into Syria to Battle Daesh

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Umit Ozdal ISTANBUL/KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 24 – Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Daesh from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters. Turkish tank units and Syrian rebels

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Strong Men in Love

A failed coup is pushing Turkish President Erdogan back into Putin’s arms By Owen Matthews Did Vladimir Putin’s spies save Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s life in the recent attempted coup? The theory first surfaced when Iran’s official Fars News Agency claimed that Russian security services tipped off their Turkish counterparts after picking up “highly sensitive army

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Turkey Shells Targets in Syria After Rockets Hit Border Town

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, April 13 – Turkey’s military returned fired into a Daesh-controlled area of Syria after rockets hit the southeastern Turkish border town of Kilis for the third straight days on Wednesday, security sources said. There were no casualties in Kilis after multiple rockets landed in an empty field, Mayor Hasan Kara told Reuters. The

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Turkey Wants a Secure Strip on Syrian Side of Border – Deputy PM

ANKARA, Feb 17 – Turkey wants a secure strip of territory 10 km (6.2 miles) deep on the Syrian side of its border, including the town of Azaz, to prevent attempts to “change the demographic structure” of the area, Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said on Wednesday. Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes

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