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Turkey: Republic in Western Asia
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 percent of the population.

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Turkey's Erdogan may visit Russia by end of October: RIA citing Kremlin

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may visit Russia for talks by the end of October, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Reuters - Published

Turkey-Syria offensive: Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call

The Turkish leader says the operation will achieve its objectives, despite growing US pressure.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Turkey

Turkey's Syria offensive: Erdogan rules out ceasefire [Video]Turkey's Syria offensive: Erdogan rules out ceasefire

Turkey ignores US sanctions, continues offensive in northeastern Syria, while Russia fills void left by Trump's retreat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria [Video]Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria. According to Reuters, Erdogan added he was unconcerned by U.S. sanctions over..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.N. urges Turkey to investigate Syria executions [Video]U.N. urges Turkey to investigate Syria executions

Turkey could be deemed responsible for summary executions by an affiliated armed group of captured Kurdish fighters and a politician, acts that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Erdogan says goal in Syria is to 'eliminate terrorist groups', return refugees [Video]Erdogan says goal in Syria is to 'eliminate terrorist groups', return refugees

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that the goal of military operation "Peace Spring " in Syria was to 'eliminate terrorist groups' and PKK bases in northern Syria. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Foreign ministers discuss Turkey-Syria conflict [Video]Foreign ministers discuss Turkey-Syria conflict

Foreign ministers met to weigh options for how the EU should respond to Turkey's invasion of Syria.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:26Published

Turkey's offensive in Syria: Syrian Kurds flee to northern Iraq [Video]Turkey's offensive in Syria: Syrian Kurds flee to northern Iraq

First group of Syrian Kurds arrives in northern Iraq after fleeing Turkey's military operation in north Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey: Mnuchin [Video]U.S. imposes new sanctions on Turkey: Mnuchin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the United States had imposed sanctions on Turkey's ministers of defense, interior and energy, as well as their departments after Turkey's military..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Damascus cements its new Kurd alliance [Video]Damascus cements its new Kurd alliance

Russian-backed Syrian government forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria after the Turkish incursion, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Erdogan Denies Escape Of Islamic State Prisoners [Video]Erdogan Denies Escape Of Islamic State Prisoners

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke out about reports that Islamic State prisoners escaped. Erdogan dismissed reports that the prisoners left northeastern Syria as a result of Turkey’s offensive...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

France v Turkey: Politicians call for match to be cancelled | #TheCube [Video]France v Turkey: Politicians call for match to be cancelled | #TheCube

Turkish players celebrated with a military salute during Friday's victory over Albania, just days after Turkey launched military operations in northern Syria against Kurdish forces.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:29Published

Turkish president Erdogan addresses Turkey's Syria offensive [Video]Turkish president Erdogan addresses Turkey's Syria offensive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given an update on the operation and indicated an assault on the Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij is about to happen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 18:58Published

Syrian army to deploy along Turkey border as US orders pullback [Video]Syrian army to deploy along Turkey border as US orders pullback

In a major shift in alliance, Kurdish forces announce deal with Damascus on Syrian troop deployment near Turkey border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Geopolitics cast shadow on France-Turkey qualifier [Video]Geopolitics cast shadow on France-Turkey qualifier

Geopolitics cast shadow over Euro qualifier between France and Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:47Published

Trump, Mnuchin Up Threats Of Sanctioning Turkey [Video]Trump, Mnuchin Up Threats Of Sanctioning Turkey

(CNN) President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country's military..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Germany's Merkel To Turkey On Attack On Kurds: Knock It Off [Video]Germany's Merkel To Turkey On Attack On Kurds: Knock It Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a phone call to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday. Reuters report Merkal urged Erdogan to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria [Video]Pentagon chief: "Despite our opposition," Turkey advanced into Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CBS News that Turkey decided to send ground troops into northern Syria despite Washington urging Ankara to reconsider, and that the fighting put U.S. forces in an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Reported executions by Turkish forces in Syria may be 'war crimes': U.S. Defense Secretary [Video]Reported executions by Turkish forces in Syria may be 'war crimes': U.S. Defense Secretary

Gruesome images showing what may be Turkish-backed fighters executing captured Syrian Kurds would be war crimes if the accounts are true, said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Turkey claims capture of key Syrian border town [Video]Turkey claims capture of key Syrian border town

Turkey's military push into Syria meets growing backlash amid battle with Kurdish-led forces for control of Ras al-Ain.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:08Published

Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate [Video]Thanks Anyway? Turkey Blows Off Trump's Offer To Mediate

Turkey dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump. According to Reuters, Trump offered to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces. On the news that the US was withdrawing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkish troops seize the centre of Syrian border town [Video]Turkish troops seize the centre of Syrian border town

Turkish forces take control of Ras al-Ain, defence ministry says in claim rebutted by Kurdish forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official [Video]Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize border town of Ras al Ain - official

Turkey has intensified its assault on Syria in the fourth fay of Ankara's offensive against Kurdish forces. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

 

Erdogan says Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Syrian army attack killed one Turkish soldier in Manbij

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that an attack from the northern Syrian town of Manbij earlier in the day that killed one Turkish soldier was launched by Syrian government forces in..
Reuters - Published

Putin invites Erdogan to Russia as Turkey advances in Syria

Russia's president Vladimir Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan about Syria by phone and invited him to visit Russia in the next few days, the Kremlin said late on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says alternatives to F-35 jets ready, receiving offers

Turkey's alternatives for the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets are ready and "offers are coming in", President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by broadcaster NTV on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senator Graham says he will introduce Turkey sanctions bill on Thursday

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill on Thursday sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria.
Reuters - Published

Pence will urge Syria ceasefire in Thursday meeting with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday in Ankara, where he will urge Turkey to reach an immediate ceasefire in Syria and to work towards a negotiated..
Reuters - Published

Russia says 'unacceptable' Turkish incursion into Syria must be temporary

Russia called Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria "unacceptable" and said on Tuesday the operation had to be limited in time and scale, a rare broadside that suggests Moscow's patience..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions

The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Major Turkish companies affiliated with U.S.-sanctioned Turkish energy ministry

The United States has sanctioned Turkey's energy ministry in response to the Turkish cross-border offensive in northeast Syria, raising questions about the impact on the country's wider energy sector.
Reuters - Published

Kremlin envoy says Turkish military must not stay in Syria

Russia's presidential envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, said on Tuesday that Turkey has no right to deploy its forces in Syria permanently.
Reuters - Published

France, Britain try to revive fight against Islamic State; decry Turkey, U.S

France and Britain on Tuesday accused Turkey and the United States of undoing five years worth of work in fighting Islamic State and scrambled to define how to react should militants escape prisons and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson and NATO's Stoltenberg: Turkish operation in Syria must end

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria needed to end, a spokeswoman for Johnson's..
Reuters - Published

Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state.
Reuters - Published

Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces

Moscow says it will not allow fighting between the two, amid Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.
BBC News - Published

France says Turkish, U.S. decisions will lead to resurgence of Islamic State

France's prime minister said on Tuesday decisions by Turkey and the United States in Syria would have serious consequences in the region and that it was inevitable that their actions would lead to a..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin envoy calls Turkish military operation in Syria 'unacceptable': Ifax

The Kremlin's envoy for Syria on Tuesday called Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria "unacceptable" and complained that the operation had not been cleared by Moscow in advance, the Interfax..
Reuters - Published

NATO worried about effects of Turkey's Syria offensive on fight against Islamic State

NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Scholz calls for coordinated approach to convince Turkey to end Syria operation

German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for not having coordinated his decision to impose sanctions against Turkey, adding that the European Union is..
Reuters - Published

Turkey players salute Syria operation after goal against France

Turkish footballers celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria, raising the risk of a UEFA investigation after a..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish SDF says 23 killed in fighting with Turkish forces on Monday: statement

The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said 23 of its soldiers were killed fighting Turkish forces in northern Syria on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Two killed, 12 wounded in Turkish border town after YPG attack: governor

Two people were killed and 12 were wounded on Tuesday after the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia launched a mortar attack on Turkey's border town of Kiziltepe, according to the governor's office in the..
Reuters - Published

Britain to halt new defense export licences to Turkey: Raab

Britain is to halt new arms export licences to Turkey as a result of concern over its military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, the foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Russia's military police patrol contact line between Syrian, Turkish forces: RIA

Russian military police are patrolling the contact line between Syrian and Turkish forces in northern Syria, the RIA news agency cited Russia's defense ministry as saying on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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