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Turkey Dismisses Military, Shuts Media Outlets as Crackdown Deepens

By Tulay Karadeniz, Gulsen Solaker and Can Sezer ANKARA/ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies. So far, tens of

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Drones, Turkish Artillery Hit Daesh in Syria, 34 Dead

ANKARA, May 2 – Shelling by Turkish artillery and drones which took off from southern Turkey struck Daesh targets in Syria on Sunday, killing 34 militants, the Turkish military said. It said the strikes, in response to Daesh rocket attacks which hit the southern Turkish province of Kilis, destroyed six vehicles and five Daesh gun

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Turkish Soldiers Deployed to Iraq to Train Iraqi Troops Near Mosul

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Several hundred Turkish soldiers have been deployed to provide training for Iraqi troops in an area near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under Islamic State control, a Turkish security source told Reuters on Friday. Islamic State militants overran Mosul, a city

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