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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Manbij

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s military said Thursday that Turkish and U.S. officials, meeting in Germany, have reached an agreement on a plan for the strategic Syrian town of Manbij that was a source of tension between the NATO allies. A military statement said Turkish and U.S. military officials met at the U.S. European Command headquarters … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Manbij

ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish prosecutors seek arrest of 300 military personnel

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 300 military personnel suspected of links to a network led by a U.S.-based cleric, whom Turkey says was behind a failed coup attempt in 2016. Anadolu Agency said the warrants were issued Friday as Turkey presses ahead with a large-scale crackdown … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish prosecutors seek arrest of 300 military personnel

Cyprus says Turkish warships continue to block drilling rig

NICOSIA, Cyprus/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Turkey faced criticism Monday after its warships continued to impede a rig from reaching a location off Cyprus where Italian energy company Eni is scheduled to drill for gas. Cyprus government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides told state broadcaster RIK that the rig remains anchored about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the … Continue reading Cyprus says Turkish warships continue to block drilling rig

The Latest: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin operation

BEIRUT/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Turkish military says two of its soldiers have been killed in Syria and a third was killed on the Turkish side of the border in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militiamen. The military says Saturday’s deaths were related to … Continue reading The Latest: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin operation

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

Rising exports, Turkish tanks fuel German arms sales debate

BERLIN/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The German government fired back Wednesday at critics of its arms export policies, insisting that it takes great care not to approve the sale of weapons to countries that abuse human rights. Newly released figures show the governing coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats approved … Continue reading Rising exports, Turkish tanks fuel German arms sales debate

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

KOCABEYLI, Turkey/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group. The raids came on the heels … Continue reading Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria