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Iraq’s criminal court said the women were sentenced to death after it was proven that they joined the Islamic State group.

The former chairman of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party has been arrested in Prague, according to Turkish reports

<em>Turkey</em> failing to protect civilians in Afrin: HRW

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Turkey failing to protect civilians in Afrin: HRW

A leading human rights group has criticised Turkey for failing to take all the necessary steps to protect civilians as it continues its offensive against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

Turkish academics convicted for 'terror propaganda'

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Turkish academics convicted for 'terror propaganda'

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

Photoblog: On the front lines in Afrin

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: On the front lines in Afrin

Exclusive pictures as Free Syria Army fighters support Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish militias in Syria's Afrin. All photos by ...

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held Ghouta enclave, with a rising death toll exceeding 400. The UN ...

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Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

Syrian Solidarity Campaign is calling on supporters to call Russian diplomatic missions to demand an end to the Eastern Ghouta massacre, as ...

Charlie Faulkner

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

In-depth: Two families, their lives devastated by war, are among millions facing rising tensions in Turkey, the country of their ...

Turks seek political asylum in Greece after reaching island

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Turks seek political asylum in Greece after reaching island

Seventeen Turkish civil servants applied for asylum in Greece after escaping their country in wake of suspicions that they helped orchestrate ...

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Erdogan: Turkey to develop unmanned tanks

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

Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

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Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking a ten-year jail sentence for an Istanbul taxi driver who they say "needlessly" took a tourist on a ...

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

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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 ...

Cyprus: Gas search to continue despite fierce Turkish opposition

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Cyprus: Gas search to continue despite fierce Turkish opposition

Turkey has already used warships to block foreign oil companies from exploring a new gas field discovered earlier in February.

Sharp decline in 'illegal migrants' entering EU in 2017

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Sharp decline in 'illegal migrants' entering EU in 2017

The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU ...

James Snell

Cutting deals with Islamic State in Syria

Comment: Deals to help IS fighters escape ensure the organisation's survival. If IS is to be properly wiped out, these deals must end, writes James Snell.

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Turkey shells pro-regime forces in Afrin: Syria state media

The shelling marks a major escalation in the month-old assault Turkey and allied rebels are waging on Afrin.

Paul Iddon

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Agendas in northern Syria appear to be converging into a single policy: Maintaining long-term foreign presences on the ground, writes Paul ...

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.

<em>Turkey</em> 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 ...

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UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it ...

<em>Turkey</em> renames US Embassy street to spite Washington

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Turkey renames US Embassy street to spite Washington

Turkey renames the street the US Embassy in Ankara is located in after Operation Olive Branch.

<em>Turkey</em> FM, Arab League chief clash over Afrin offensive

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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 ...

<em>Turkey</em> 'will fight Assad regime' if troops enter Afrin

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Turkey 'will fight Assad regime' if troops enter Afrin

The official Syrian news agency SANA said regime forces will deploy in Afrin to "bolster" local forces in confronting Turkish "aggression."

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