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Ankara: Capital of Turkey
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban centre (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked Ä°zmir in the 20th century. Ankara covers an area of 24,521 km2.

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U.S. looking to help Turkey in Syria via info-sharing, equipment: U.S. official

The United States is looking to help Ankara urgently to support it against Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province with the sharing of information and equipment, a senior State Department..
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Bulgaria sees no jump in migrant inflows after Turkey move, tightens border controls

Bulgaria has seen no significant increase in migrants breaching its border with Turkey, its interior minister said on Friday, after Ankara said it would no longer prevent refugees from leaving for..
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Europeans tighten borders as Turkey 'opens the gates' to refugees [Video]Europeans tighten borders as Turkey 'opens the gates' to refugees

Ankara says it will no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe after Turkish fighters killed in Syria's Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses [Video]Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses

The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria has moved the NATO ally ever closer to direct conflict with Russia. As the two sides consider their next moves, Turkey is also pressuring its own allies by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Turkish army releases footage of strikes against Syrian government targets [Video]Turkish army releases footage of strikes against Syrian government targets

The Turkish army released on Thursday (February 27) drone footage of what it said were strikes on Syrian government targets in Idlib governorate.

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Turkey vows to drive Syrian forces back from Idlib [Video]Turkey vows to drive Syrian forces back from Idlib

President Erdogan says Ankara will 'not take a smallest step back in Idlib' against Syrian forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

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Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan [Video]Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan

Turkey's military will set aside past ceasefire agreements to strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops [Video]Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Ankara hits more than 100 enemy targets after deadly attack in Idlib, with ruling party spokesperson ruling out retreat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib [Video]Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib

Syria's offensive prompts Ankara to send 150 vehicles with commandos and ammunition to rebel-held province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city [Video]Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city

Syrian government forces battled rebels and weathered Turkish artillery barrages on Thursday as they tried to seize Saraqeb town in northwestern Idlib province in a new push to recapture the last rebel..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces [Video]Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed [Video]Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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Turkey hits back after soldiers killed in Syrian gov't shelling [Video]Turkey hits back after soldiers killed in Syrian gov't shelling

Ankara says it struck Syrian army after five Turkish troops and three civilians were killed in Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman raising money for quake victims [Video]Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman raising money for quake victims

Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman to donate money to quake victims for every 3-point basket when his Cleveland Cavaliers play Chicago Bulls

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:40Published

Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire [Video]Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire

Fight against 'terrorist organisations that seized Tripoli' will continue until the end, vows military spokesman.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention [Video]Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention

Renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's call comes a day after parliament in Ankara approves deployment of troops to Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

 

Turkey says it demanded immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib from Russia

Turkish officials told a Russian delegation in Ankara on Friday that a sustainable ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region must be established immediately, Turkey's foreign ministry said, after 33 Turkish..
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Bulgarian PM to meet Turkey's Erdogan on Monday amid migrant worries

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, his office said, after a Turkish official said Ankara had opened its borders for migrants seeking to reach..
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Erdogan to tell Trump that Turkey expects 'actual' support in Syria: official

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will tell U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call Friday that verbal support related to Syria's Idlib region is not enough, and that Ankara expects "actual"..
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'Europe is nicer': migrants head west after Turkey opens border

Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees..
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Some migrants in Turkey head to EU borders after signal from Ankara

Groups of migrants in Turkey headed toward its borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, Reuters reporters said, after a senior official said Ankara will no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop..
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EU says expects Turkey to uphold commitments on migrant flows

Turkey has not officially announced a change to its policy on refugees in its country, the European Commission said on Friday, adding that it expected Ankara to uphold commitments it made on..
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Turkey opens frontier for Syrian refugees to enter Europe after strike kills troops

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a strike by Syrian government..
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Hundreds of migrants in Turkey head towards EU borders - media

Hundreds of migrants walked through northwest Turkey toward its borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, Turkish media reported, after a senior official said Ankara will no longer stop Syrian..
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Full-scale Turkish action in Syria's Idlib would end badly for Ankara - Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Friday that any full-scale Turkish military operation in Syria's Idlib region would end badly for Ankara itself, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russia sends warships to Syria, blames Ankara for killing of Turkish troops

Russia on Friday said it was sending two warships armed with cruise missiles to waters off the Syrian coast and blamed Ankara for the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region the previous..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian..
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Russia says Turkish troops hit by shelling should not have been in the area - RIA

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday that Turkish troops hit by shelling on Feb. 27 should not have been in the Syrian area where they were and that Ankara had not informed Moscow in advance about..
Reuters - Published

As more Turkish troops killed, Ankara says it will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe

Turkey, faced with a possible new wave of Syrian migrants and dozens more dead Turkish soldiers in Idlib, will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said as..
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Turkey says 132 on flight from Iran to be quarantined

All 132 passengers and crew on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for possible coronavirus infection at a hospital in Ankara, Turkish Health Minister..
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Turkish plane from Iran diverted to Ankara amid coronavirus worry

A Turkish Airlines flight from Iran to Istanbul was diverted to Ankara on Tuesday at the request of Turkey's Health Ministry, an aviation source said, and TV broadcasters said passengers were suspected..
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Erdogan says two Turkish soldiers were killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, where Ankara has sent troops and Syrian fighters to support the internationally recognized government in..
Reuters - Published

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish soldier this month in Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday, Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which..
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Russia calls reports of Syrians fleeing Idlib en masse for Turkey false

Russia's Defense Ministry on Friday said reports that hundreds of thousands of Syrians were fleeing Idlib in the direction of Turkey were false and urged Ankara to allow Idlib residents to enter other..
Reuters - Published

Libya's Haftar says any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal: RIA

Khalifa Haftar, Libya's eastern military commander, said he would be ready for a ceasefire if Turkish and Syrian mercenaries left the country and Ankara stopped supplying weapons to Libya's..
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Turkey, Russia discuss joint patrols option in Syria's Idlib: official

Turkey and Russia are discussing possible joint patrols as one way to reach a deal to halt fighting and stem an exodus of civilians in Syria's Idlib region, a Turkish official said on Thursday, a day..
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Turkey says talks with Russia on Syria warning but more needed

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday there was some rapprochement with Russia in talks about Syria's Idlib region, where Ankara has threatened to mount an offensive, but added..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential..
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Turkey restarts joint Syria patrols with Russia amid Idlib tensions

Turkey has restarted joint patrols with the Russian military in northeast Syria after a two-week hiatus, Russia said late on Monday, as a Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region continued to..
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Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt,..
Reuters - Published

Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences..
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Turkey won't be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts: Erdogan

Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments reported by NTV, as Ankara and Moscow..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Syria dispute won't affect Russian S-400 defense deal

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that differences over Syria should not affect Ankara's relations with Moscow or disrupt its contract for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile..
Reuters - Published

Turkey looking to re-open northern Cyprus ghost town after 46 years

Turkish and northern Cypriot officials met on Saturday in an abandoned town wrecked by war to discuss potentially re-opening the area after 46 years, a move that Ankara said was a "historic"..
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Russian delegation leaves Turkey with no apparent deal on Syria's Idlib: source

A Russian team visiting Ankara to discuss the Syrian government offensive in the northwestern Idlib region has left, a Turkish diplomatic source said on Tuesday, with no apparent agreement on how to..
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Turkey ready to act after reinforcing Syria's Idlib: official

Turkey has sent major reinforcements to Syria's northwestern Idlib region and "all options are on the table", a senior official said on Sunday, as Ankara tries to stem rapid advances by Syrian..
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