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Islamic State militants conducted a prolonged mortar attack against a military training base in northern Iraq, where Turkish advisors are ‘training’ militia forces-Mostly Turkmen-. According to Iraqi authorities, two young Turkmen died and several more were severely injured in the attack that ...

Analysis During a bilateral summit held Nov. 29, the European Union and Turkey agreed on several measures to reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving in Europe. Though the deal represents the first comprehensive plan to address the migration crisis ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Brussels on Tuesday with an ambitious agenda: to promote the establishment of a “safe zone” in northern Syria. Erdogan can see that the Europeans have no good solutions to their immigration crisis other ...

Analysis Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet in Syria has raised the stakes in an already crowded and complicated conflict. The Nov. 24 incident will also likely undermine efforts to find a solution to the country’s protracted civil war. ...

The rift between Russia and Ankara is growing after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that allegedly violated its airspace. On Nov. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the attack would have “serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations.” There has been ...

A Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border on Nov. 24. According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, the downed warplane was warned 10 times in five minutes by two intercepting Turkish F-16s ...

In June, Turkey’s ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in the 13 years since it came to power. But, following a landslide victory in the renewed elections held on Sunday, it is now firmly set ...

  As of last week the media highlights have pointed out the experiencing of a set of moves taken by the Turkish government which have symbolized a shift in its approach towards the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It’s ...

A Turkish soldier who went missing this week on the border with Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State has been seen in a hospital run by the militants, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Saturday. If confirmed, the soldier’s capture would be ...

The change in tone of President Erdogan against the Islamic state convinces little. Many believe it is a simple maneuver to attack Kurdish fighters without irritating Washington. Since Turkey has said it will step up its efforts in the fight against the ...