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A Turkish court handed down suspended sentences to three academics on Friday for signing a 2016 petition calling for an end to violence against Kurds.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will develop unmanned tanks to minimise soldier deaths and injuries in combat.

Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': <em>Erdogan</em>

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Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': Erdogan

Turkey should reconsider criminalising adultery, said Erdogan, after previous attempts to introduce it were met with Turkish and global outrage.

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey will lay siege to Afrin 'in coming days'

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Turkey will lay siege to Afrin 'in coming days'

Turkey announced it will continue its siege of Afrin, despite Syria threatening to confront Turkish forces in the enclave, as the two powers vie ...

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Turkey FM, Arab League chief clash over Afrin offensive

Turkey's top diplomat and the Egyptian head of the Arab League have got into a war or words over a controversial Turkish military operation in Syria.

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500,000 Syrians 'will return to Afrin': Turkey's First Lady

Emine Erdogan praised Turkey's humanitarian efforts during Operation Olive Branch, noting that Turkey will seek to return hundreds of ...

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Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

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Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel says he was held "hostage" by Ankara when he was imprisoned for a year without trial.

Turkey court jails journalists for life over coup links

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Turkey court jails journalists for life over coup links

Veteran journalists and writers Nazli Ilicak and the brothers Mehmet and Ahmet Altan were handed life sentences in a case that has raised alarm ...

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Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is being released pending trial, but could face up to 18 years in jail if convicted on "engaging in ...

Ankara proposes joint US-Turkish presence in Syria's Manbij

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Ankara proposes joint US-Turkish presence in Syria's Manbij

The proposal, which US officials are reportedly considering, would have the YPG withdraw its forces to east of the Euphrates river.

US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: Tillerson US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: Tillerson

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US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria: Tillerson

Rex Tillerson said the US will work with Turkey after tensions spiked over American policy in Syria and its support for a Kurdish militia that ...

Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: Rights chief

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Turkey state of emergency 'chilling' for society: Rights chief

The head of a European rights watchdog said Turkey's prolonged state of emergency following the July 2016 failed coup was concerning in its ...

Turkey's moves dependent on US support for YPG: <em>Erdogan</em>

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Turkey's moves dependent on US support for YPG: Erdogan

Turkey's president has warned the US ahead of a visit by its Secretary of State that any future moves depend on whether it will continue funding ...

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US-Turkey tensions overshadow appeal for anti-IS unity

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged allies on Tuesday to stay focused on fighting IS, saying Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria had "detracted" from the anti-IS battle.

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Turkey warns 'make or break' for strained US ties

Ties between the NATO allies have strained badly over the Turkish military assault in Syria's Afrin region.

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease ...

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Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to replace jailed chief

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party will elect two new leaders on Sunday, one of whom will replace jailed co-chief Selahattin Demirtas, ahead of ...

Deaths mount for Turkish troops in Kurdish offensive

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Deaths mount for Turkish troops in Kurdish offensive

Eleven Turkish troops have died in the deadliest day for Ankara in its three week-long offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region.

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Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed by Kurdish forces

A spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said his fighters downed the chopper in Raju, north-west Afrin as Ankara confirmed two Turkish military ...

<em>Erdogan</em> demands medical association drop 'Turkish' tag

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Erdogan demands medical association drop 'Turkish' tag

President Erdogan has demanded the Turkish Medical Association change its name after it publicly criticised Ankara's military campaign ...

Sudan to return Cairo ambassador 'soon' as relations improve

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Sudan to return Cairo ambassador 'soon' as relations improve

Sudan's foreign minister said it would return its ambassador to Cairo "very soon", after more than one month since it recalled its envoy to ...

Turkey resumes strikes over Syria's Kurdish Afrin

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Turkey resumes strikes over Syria's Kurdish Afrin

After a brief lull, Ankara has resumed its aerial bombardment of the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Operation Olive Branch.

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