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Turkish Soldier Killed in Syria Clashes as Rebels Push to Al Bab

By Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Nov 25 – A Turkish soldier was killed and five wounded in clashes with Daesh in northern Syria, the military said on Friday, as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the city of al-Bab from the radical jihadist group. The latest casualties bring the number of Turkish

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Truck Bomb Attack on Soldiers Kills 18 in Southeast Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 9 – Ten Turkish soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when suspected Kurdish militants detonated a five-tonne truck bomb that ripped through a checkpoint near a military outpost in the country’s southeast, the prime minister said. Another 27 people, including 11 soldiers, were wounded in the blast which hit the

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Turkey Releases 758 Detained Soldiers as Erdogan Drops Lawsuits

By Yesim Dikmen and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 30 – Turkey on Saturday released more than 750 soldiers who had been detained after an abortive coup, state media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against those who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of “unity”. More than 60,000 people

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Turkish Defectors to Greece Seek Time to Prepare Asylum Case

ATHENS, July 27 РGreek authorities on Wednesday postponed hearings for eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum after they fled Turkey following an abortive coup attempt, a case that has underscored lingering tensions between the two NATO allies. The men Рthree majors, three captains and two sergeant majors Рflew a military helicopter to the

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Fleeing Turkish Soldiers Appear Before Greek Prosecutor

ATHENS, July 17 – The Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup against the government were brought before a prosecutor in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis on Sunday, accused of crossing into Greece illegally. The eight men have sought political asylum in Greece, fearing their lives would

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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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