President Erdogan faces the biggest electoral challenge of his career

ANKARA (Reuters) - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months. Turkey holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that are among the most

Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters will shortly begin leave Manbij

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters will begin leaving northern Syria's Manbij region as of July 4, following a month of preparations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. He made the comments in an interview with private broadcaster CNN Turk. Cavusoglu said the roadmap for a solution in

Israel refuses to comment on claims of U.S. air strikes in Iraq/Syria

(AFP) JERUSALEM: Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24

Loved ones pay tribute to those killed by ISIS in Kobane

(AFP) KOBANE, Syria: With a father’s tenderness, Adham Olaiki clears dried leaves and twigs from his son’s final resting place, a neat marble grave on the edge of Syria’s Kobane. It is a gloomy morning and rain clouds are forming ominously overhead, but Olaiki cannot forego his daily ritual of visiting

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