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Kurdish politician Demirtaş asks Justice Ministry to meet with jailed PKK leader Öcalan

Jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş has applied to the Justice Ministry for a meeting with leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah...

Prosecutor demands life sentence and additional 35 years for opposition politician accused of espionage

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded a life sentence and an additional prison term of up to 35 years for Metin Gürcan, a prominent defense...

Turkey’s ground offensive in northern Syria could start ‘at any time’: Erdoğan spokesman

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesman has said that Turkey’s ground offensive in northern Syria could take place “tomorrow, next week or at any...

Detention warrants issued for 50 women over alleged ties to PKK

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 50 women on charges of membership in a terrorist organization as part of an investigation based on...

Bulgaria rejects Turkey’s extradition request for suspect in 2002 murder of academic

A Bulgarian court has rejected a request from Turkey for the extradition of a suspect in the 2002 murder of a Turkish academic who...


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Dissident Iranian journalist who disappeared in Turkey deported to Iran

Mohammad Bagher Moradi, a dissident Iranian journalist who disappeared in Ankara in May, is now in the custody of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Stockholm Center...

Turkey says Sweden’s steps for NATO bid positive but not enough

Turkey said on Wednesday that Sweden's new government was more determined to address Ankara's security concerns in return for NATO membership but called for...

UN envoy warns against ‘worrying and dangerous’ military escalation in Syria

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that there is a "worrying and dangerous" trend towards military...

Turkish ground op in Syria would jeopardize anti-ISIL gains: Pentagon

A Turkish ground operation in Syria would "severely jeopardize" gains made in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

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