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Greek authorities have released from custody one of the eight Turkish servicemen who fled Turkey after a failed military coup in 2016.

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust militants.

Turkey sentences 14 journalists to prison on terrorism charges

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Turkey sentences 14 journalists to prison on terrorism charges

Nearly all of the journalists work for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, which has routinely criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

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Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

International donors are expected to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster ...

Greece slams Turkish leader's 'unacceptable' soldier swap proposal

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Greece slams Turkish leader's 'unacceptable' soldier swap proposal

Turkey's President Erdogan suggested exchanging two Greek soldiers for eight Turkish servicemen who fled after the 2016 coup attempt.

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Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

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US should watch actions if seeking pastor release: Erdogan

The jailing of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson has strained an already-deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara.

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Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose election

The Republican People's Party, Turkey's main opposition group, garnered only about a quarter of the vote in the 2015 elections.

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How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Despite attempts by external parties to divide Iraqi Kurdistan following Erbil's declaration of independence - including an international flight ...

Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

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Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

The European Commission said "serious shortcomings" on democracy and the rule of law remained, in its latest report on Ankara's long-stalled bid ...

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US lawmakers decry lack of Syria military strategy

US lawmakers warn that the US military's hands off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran.

Trump tweets in defence of American jailed in Turkey

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Trump tweets in defence of American jailed in Turkey

US President Donald Trump has tweeted in defence of an American pastor on trial in Turkey, describing the accused as a 'fine gentleman'.

Earlier elections for Turkey 'possible'

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Earlier elections for Turkey 'possible'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main nationalist ally has called for snap elections in August.

France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: <em>Ankara</em>

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France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

Turkey slammed Emmanuel Macron's alleged attempts to create a rift between Ankara and Moscow on Monday, suggesting the French president ...

Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

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Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

A Turkish court has extended the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson, dashing hopes of thawing Turkey-US relations, as his first hearing in 18 ...

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Demonstrations across Turkey demand end to state of emergency

Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-ins across the country to protest President Erdogan's renewal of the state of emergency for seventh time.

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Jailed US pastor goes on trial in Turkey

The trial of evangelical US pastor Andrew Brunson, detained in Turkey over Gulen-related 'terrorism' charges, began on Monday, signalling a ...

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World leaders voice support for US-led strikes against Assad

Western leaders have supported the US, UK and France's decision to strike against the Assad regime in response to a suspected chemical attack ...

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Syria's Afrin creates council after Kurd militia ousted

Turkish state media said a 20-member interim council was set up in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Thursday, weeks after it was captured by ...

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

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Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

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Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria crisis in phone call

The talks come after Trump warned Russia over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying US missiles "will be coming" in response ...

Turkish spies 'abducted 80 Turks living abroad' since coup

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Turkish spies 'abducted 80 Turks living abroad' since coup

Turkey's deputy Prime Minister has boasted that 80 suspected Gulenists have been 'bundled up and brought back' to Turkey from abroad.

Turkey vows Douma massacre perpetrators will pay 'heavy price'

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Turkey vows Douma massacre perpetrators will pay 'heavy price'

Turkey has joined the US and France in vowing a forceful response following an alleged chemical attack in Syria which killed dozens of people.

Erdogan presses Kyrgyzstan for action against Gulen group

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Erdogan presses Kyrgyzstan for action against Gulen group

Turkey's president continues efforts to tighten the noose on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating a failed coup.

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