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An offensive on Idlib province appears to be a question of when not if, according to details of the draft released today.

Fears about the stability of one of the very few dailies in Turkey still capable of criticising the government have arisen as Cumhuriyet continues to lose staff members.

Turkey keeps 24 workers behind bars over airport protests

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Turkey keeps 24 workers behind bars over airport protests

After almost 600 workers were detained for protesting 'slave-like working conditions' at Istanbul's new airport, 24 remain in jail while managers pledge to improve the situation

UN gives cautious backing to Turkey-Russia deal on Idlib

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UN gives cautious backing to Turkey-Russia deal on Idlib

While the UN's Syria envoy saw the deal as "crisis averted", the UN aid chief warned it could simply postpone military action.

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

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Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia and Turkey have come to a deal on Idlib, north Syria, where Russia was expected to support a regime offensive.

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Russia, Turkey agree to create demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the agreement between Putin and Erdogan meant no military action would be taken against ...

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Erdogan says he will bolster Turkish troops in Cyprus

President Erdogan has defied calls to limit Turkey's military presence in Cyprus and said he would send more troops to the island's ...

Turkey and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

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Turkey and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

A Syrian regime offensive on Idlib appears to be on hold, with Turkey and Russia leaders meeting to discuss the future of the opposition ...

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Turkey canal project to turn western Istanbul into 'island'

Despite a freeze on government spending and protests from environmentalists, work is set to start on Kanal Istanbul this year.

Hundreds of protesting workers at new Istanbul airport detained

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Hundreds of protesting workers at new Istanbul airport detained

About 500 workers at Istanbul's third airport were arrested for protesting poor labour conditions, including the deaths of workers.

Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

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Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Workers at the site of Istanbul's new airport, who were protesting working conditions at the site, were dispersed by government security forces ...

Turkey bans property rent, sales in foreign currency

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Turkey bans property rent, sales in foreign currency

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday ordered by decree that property agreements must be made in Turkish lira, ...

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Paul Iddon

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

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Greece returns Turkish soldiers 'lost' on border

Greece quickly released Turkish soldiers who had mistakenly crossed into its territory.

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Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in Germany

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, during an official ...

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Putin defends Syrian regime's expected 'bloodbath'

At the tripartite summit on Syria's future, Russia and Iran were resolute that fighting 'terrorists' must continue in order to restore peace, ...

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Across the globe, fears mount over impending Idlib bloodbath

An international chorus of rights groups and governments is pleading the Syrian regime and its allies to resist launching an offensive to retake ...

US requests to release jailed pastor 'unlawful': <em>Erdogan</em>

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US requests to release jailed pastor 'unlawful': Erdogan

Washington and Ankara are locked in a diplomatic crisis over the case of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is currently being held on terror ...

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Erdogan warns of 'massacre' in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Erdogan warned of a "very merciless process" to be carried out by the Assad regime in Idlib, and that Turkey could face an influx of ...

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Putin, <em>Erdogan</em>, Rouhani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

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Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

Leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold a tripartite summit in Iran on Friday to focus on finding an end to the Syrian conflict, the ...

Iran's foreign minister in Damascus as Idlib offensive looms

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Iran's foreign minister in Damascus as Idlib offensive looms

Mohammad Javad Zarif is holding talks with Syrian officials, as the regime prepares for a phased offensive on rebel-held Idlib.

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