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Sarah Dadouch

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

21 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates 'as soon as possible'

25 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal.

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates 'as soon as possible'

25 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal.

Turkey vows no slowdown in fight against IS after US pullout from Syria

25 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey vowed on Monday that the fight against Islamic State would not be slowed by the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, where Ankara-backed rebels reinforced their positions around the potential flashpoint town of Manbij.

'Neither war nor peace': Doctors targeted in Syria's lawless rebel region

21 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Doctor Khalil Agha was working at a hospital in northwest Syria when masked gunmen knocked at his door, waved a piece of paper saying he was wanted by a powerful Islamist group, and bundled him into their car, bound and blindfold.

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels ready to back Turkish operation in northeast

14 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels are ready to join a Turkish military offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, but no date has been set for the operation, a spokesman for the main Turkish-backed Syrian rebel group said on Thursday.

Khashoggi family receives condolences after Riyadh proffers murder culprits

17 Nov 2018

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia/ISTANBUL Mourners paid their respects on Friday to the family of Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi writer murdered by agents of his own government, after the authorities said they had identified the culprits and cleared the crown prince of any involvement. | Video

Apple Watch, hired jet, mystery vehicle figure in search for missing Saudi dissident

10 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL Jamal Khashoggi believed he was safe in Turkey. | Video

Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search consulate for missing journalist

06 Oct 2018

ABU DHABI/ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul for prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for three days after entering the diplomatic mission earlier this week. | Video

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search consulate for missing journalist

06 Oct 2018

* Rights groups calling on Riyadh to verify his whereabouts (Releads with crown prince's comments)

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