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ISTANBUL | Turkish journalists sentenced for links to US-based cleric

ISTANBUL — A court in Istanbul has convicted six journalists of terror-related charges, sentencing them to lengthy prison terms in a case that had heightened concerns over freedoms of expression and media. The court, however, on Friday acquitted five other journalists of the now-defunct Zaman newspaper, which was close to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkish journalists sentenced for links to US-based cleric

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

Correction: Syria story

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In a story Jan. 28 about the Turkish offensive in Syria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 51 civilians were killed on Sunday. The 51 were reported killed since the offensive started on Jan. 20, not on Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: Turkish forces target strategic hill … Continue reading Correction: Syria story

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