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Explained: Lira may be Turkey's Achilles heel in Syria battle

Renewed pressure on the currency and attempts to stabilise it could further endanger Turkey's lean foreign currency reserves, leaving the country potentially with little room to defend the lira if sanctions tightened.

Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values

"Reading in three-four languages makes my world bigger. I keep comparing words, grammar between languages I speak well or little, try to find common features or the roots of words."


Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

Russia is offering to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force ahead of a mission by US Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire.

Mike Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Vice President Mike Pence is leaving for Turkey on arguably his most significant mission yet.

Trump lashes out on Syria as Republicans rebuke him in House vote

The fireworks erupted as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Robert C. O’Brien, the president’s new national security adviser, left for Turkey in an effort to persuade President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to agree to a cease-fire in Syria.

Explained: Who are the Kurds, and why is Turkey attacking them in Syria

Who are the Kurds, and why is Turkey attacking them in northern Syria? What role did Kurdish fighters play in the complex war in Syria, and what are the ramifications of US troops’ withdrawal from the conflict?


Erdogan says Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria

"They say 'declare a ceasefire'. We will never declare a ceasefire," Erdogan said. "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," he said.

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey as Syria conflict intensifies

Trump, under mounting political pressure to retreat from his earlier suggestions that the United States should remain uninvolved, also said he was halting negotiations over a $100 billion trade deal and doubling tariffs on imports of Turkish steel.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize centre of Syrian border town

There has been fierce international criticism of the assault and concern about its humanitarian consequences. The Syrian Kurdish-led administration said nearly 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the offensive.

Islamic State rears its head, adding to chaos as Turkey battles Kurds

Since Wednesday, Turkish forces have pummeled Kurdish-held territory with airstrikes and sent in ground troops, trying to seize land controlled by a Kurdish-led militia, the Syrian Democratic Forces.

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Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.


Turkey blast: Car bomb rips through Ankara killing at least 28, several injured

Assailants exploded a car bomb near vehicles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital, killing several people and injuring scores of others.

US airstrikes on Kobani killed hundreds of IS fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon maintained that Kobani remains in danger of falling to the Islamic State fighters, who are intently focused on the city.

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Christmas Recipe - Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

On Christmas day, we bring to you a festive favourite recipe for Roast Turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce created by Radhika Khandelwal, Executive Chef at Fig & Maple.

Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Saudi agents used Khashoggi's body double to cover-up his murder: officials

The Turkish and Saudi officials on Monday revealed that the team of agents that killed US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi brought his body double to execute their plan.

Turkey rules out unilateral ground intervention in Syria

Turkey is shelling Kurdish militia in Syria, but it has ruled out any unilateral ground intervention there. It comes as Russia asked the UN Security Council on Friday to call for Syria’s sovereignty to be respected – over concerns about a Turkish ground operation. “Turkey will not be going into Syria with the boots on […]

Turkey ‘will boost military response’ after Ankara bombing

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq overnight, hours after a suicide car bomb attack targeting military buses killed 28 soldiers and civilians in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on Thursday. A car laden with explosives detonated next to the military buses as they waited at traffic lights near Turkey’s armed […]

Car bomb blast kills 28 in Ankara

Ankara, Feb 18 (ANI): A car bomb blast killed at least 28 people in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday night. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the explosion, which targeted an army convoy, injured at least 61 people.Noury, a local resident was only 300 meters away from the explosion site when the bomb went off, having driven past just 20 seconds earlier. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack, vowing to take military action against the perpetrators and their supporters. The Turkish army has been shelling Kurdish forces in Syria for days. Turkey sees those forces as an offshoot of its arch foe the Kurdistan Workers' Party.


Turkey threatens to unleash refugees on Europe

As Syrians continue to pour out of the battered city of Aleppo aid agencies are delivering much needed supplies to those fleeing the carnage. Tens of thousands have congregated on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey in the hope they can enter the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants more from the […]

Turkey: Refugees treated at humanitarian aid hospital on Syrian border

Injured Syrian refugees were being treated at the Blue Crescent Humanitarian Aid Foundation hospital at the Turkish-Syria border town of Kilis, Tuesday. The Kilis clinic of the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation was opened in 2013 with 32 beds. The clinic currently has 47 beds, all of which are full with victims from […]

New migrant tragedy claims 27 lives as Greece grapples with refugee crisis

Thousands have died trying to reach Europe. On Monday, at least 27 more migrants and refugees drowned in their attempt. Among the dead were 11 children – all killed when their boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast as they headed for the Greek island of Lesbos. The desperate journey to safety is not doomed for […]

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps next to Turkey border

Hundreds more Syrian refugees arrived at the Turkish border, as evening fell on Monday. They joined tens of thousands of people already gathered at the Bab Al-Salam-Oncupinar crossing, although the border gate remained closed. Last week, some 35,000 people fled the escalating Syrian government offensive in the Aleppo area, arriving at Bab-Salam to cross into […]