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Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

18 Oct 2019

ANKARA Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory. | Video

UPDATE 7-Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

18 Oct 2019

ANKARA, Oct 17 Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory.

Turkey players salute Syria operation after goal against France

15 Oct 2019

ANKARA Turkey's national side are being investigated by European soccer body UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria.

Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Moscow's allies advance

15 Oct 2019

* Turkish forces bombard Syrian border town, fighting reported

UPDATE 2-Turkish military, Syrian rebels to push into Syria "shortly" - Erdogan aide

09 Oct 2019

* Turkish forces set to cross border after U.S. troops vacate area

Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive "shortly" - Erdogan's aide

09 Oct 2019

ANKARA, Oct 9 Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion.

Erdogan's AK Party membership seen sliding further as dissent grows

27 Sep 2019

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party faces more defections after losing 840,000 members in the last year, former loyalists say, compounding its difficulties after two founding members broke ranks aiming to set up rival parties.

Erdogan's AK Party membership seen sliding further as dissent grows

27 Sep 2019

ANKARA, Sept 27 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party faces more defections after losing 840,000 members in the last year, former loyalists say, compounding its difficulties after two founding members broke ranks aiming to set up rival parties.

Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences

17 Sep 2019

ANKARA The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State.

Liverpool's Adrian goes from club less to hero

15 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Spanish goalkeeper Adrian was without a club two weeks ago, one of the many free agents searching for employment for the upcoming season -- on Wednesday he was Liverpool's penalty shoot-out saviour in their Super Cup victory over Chelsea. | Video

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