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Tens of Ankara Forces, Allied Militants Killed in Northern Syria, Turkish Territory
19 Feb 2018 08:06

Tens of Ankara Forces, Allied Militants Killed in Northern Syria, Turkish Territory

Islam Times - Tens of Turkish Army men and Ankara-backed militants have been killed in the Kurdish fighters' attacks in Turkish territory and in Afrin region after the army kicked off Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in Northwestern Aleppo, a media outlet reported on Sunday.

 
Kurdish Media Reveals Secret Cooperation between ISIL Terrorists, Turkish Army in Northern Syria
19 Feb 2018 08:02

Kurdish Media Reveals Secret Cooperation between ISIL Terrorists, Turkish Army in Northern Syria

Islam Times - A Kurdish media outlet disclosed on Sunday that one of the notorious commanders of ISIL terrorist group has assisted the Turkish army's Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo.

 
From left to right, the file photo shows prominent Turkish journalists Nazli Ilicak, Mehmet Altan and his brother Ahmet, who were sentenced to life in prison on February 16, 2018 over accusations of involvement in the country
17 Feb 2018 08:17

Turkey sentences six journalists to life in jail over links to coup

Islam Times - A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in prison over accusation of involvement in the country's 2016 failed coup.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ankara, Turkey, February 16, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)
17 Feb 2018 07:19

Turkey, US to work together in Syria occupation: Cavusoglu, Tillerson

Islam Times - Ankara and Washington have reached an agreement to work together in their occupation of Syria, where the two NATO allies have been on a collision course over the US’s support for the Kurdish militants operating at Turkish doorstep.

 
Turkey-US Spat Escalates: Ankara Renames Washington Embassy Street after Syria Offensive
14 Feb 2018 09:56

Turkey-US Spat Escalates: Ankara Renames Washington Embassy Street after Syria Offensive

Islam Times - Turkey has announced plan to change the name of a street in Ankara that houses the US Embassy after Olive Branch Operation as tensions between the two NATO-member states are escalation over Washington's support for Syrian Kurdish militia forces.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo by AFP)
13 Feb 2018 12:53

Erdogan warns Greece, Cyprus, as boats, interests collide

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a warning Tuesday to Greece, Cyprus, and international companies exploring for gas in the eastern Mediterranean not to "step out of line" and encroach on Turkey's rights.

 
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the AK Party’s parliamentary group meeting in Ankara, on February 13, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
13 Feb 2018 12:02

US funding of Kurdish militants in Syria to impact Turkey’s decisions: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Washington’s refusal to stop funding the Kurdish militants in Syria will affect Ankara’s decisions, ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week.

 
Syrian YPG militants target Turkish reconnaissance drone over Afrin
13 Feb 2018 06:27

Syrian YPG militants target Turkish reconnaissance drone over Afrin

Islam Times - Militants from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have tracked and shot down a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle in the skies over Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin as Ankara government pushes ahead with its cross-border offensive against the US-backed forces.

 
Ankara-Washington ties at very critical point, Turkish FM says
13 Feb 2018 05:36

Ankara-Washington ties at very critical point, Turkish FM says

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara's ties with Washington will either be mended or severed, as relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have suffered serious damage in the wake of Ankara’s ongoing cross-border offensive in Syria’s northwestern ...

 
This file photo taken on November 12, 2014 shows Pro-Kurdish People
12 Feb 2018 07:07

Turkey’s HDP party picks new leaders

Islam Times - The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the main pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey, has chosen new leaders amid widening differences with the government over a crackdown at home and a military operation against Kurds in Syria.

 
US National security adviser H.R. McMaster (R) arrives for a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
12 Feb 2018 07:06

US General McMaster in Istanbul amid US-Turkey tensions over Syria

Islam Times - US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has met with Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın in Istanbul amid tensions between the two countries in the wake of Ankara’s offensive in Syria.

 
Turkey Claims Killing 950 Kurdish Militias, ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Afrin
7 Feb 2018 08:12

Turkey Claims Killing 950 Kurdish Militias, ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Afrin

Islam Times - Turkish Army announced on Tuesday it has killed more than 950 Kurdish militias and ISIS terrorists since the beginning of incursion into Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on January 20.

 
US Plotting Against Turkey, Iran, Maybe Russia: Erdogan
7 Feb 2018 08:04

US Plotting Against Turkey, Iran, Maybe Russia: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuked the US military presence in Syria as opportunistic, saying that Washington had “calculations against Turkey, Iran and maybe Russia” now that ISIS has been largely defeated.

 
Turkey Warns US Troops in Kurdish Uniform May be Targeted Military Operation
5 Feb 2018 09:18

Turkey Warns US Troops in Kurdish Uniform May be Targeted Military Operation

Islam Times - Turkey has warned that Untied States troops fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militias in the same uniform may be targeted by the Turkish army due to the difficulty of distinguishing them in the heat of battle.

 
Turkish Invasion Pits Neocons Against Traditional Imperialists
4 Feb 2018 12:56

Turkish Invasion Pits Neocons Against Traditional Imperialists

Islam Times - US foreign policy in the Middle East is not merely adrift, it is in a state of severe crisis. Even as Turkish tanks and warplanes continue to pound US allies in northwestern Syria (The Kurds), powerbrokers in the White House and the Pentagon are unable to settle on a way forward.

 
Turkish Incursion into Syria Kills 712 Kurdish Militias, ISIS Terrorists
1 Feb 2018 03:55

Turkish Incursion into Syria Kills 712 Kurdish Militias, ISIS Terrorists

Islam Times - Turkish said on Wednesday its military has killed 712 Kurdish militias and ISIS terrorists since the beginning of military incursion into Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on January 20.

 
Turkish soldiers are deployed on Mount Bersaya, north of the Syrian town of Azaz near the border with Turkey, on January 29, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
31 Jan 2018 11:01

Turkey says 5 soldiers killed in Syria's Afrin as offensive continues

Islam Times - Turkey’s Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says five Turkish soldiers and 24 allied militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) have lost their lives in the ongoing cross-border offensive in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)....

 
Turkish Army soldiers gather with tanks as they wait in Hatay Province near the Syrian border before entering the Arab country, January 21, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
31 Jan 2018 08:41

Syria targets Turkish military convoy with artillery fire

Islam Times - Media reports have surfaced suggesting the Syrian army has targeted a Turkish military convoy traveling in the Arab country’s northwest with artillery fire.

 
Washington Widens the War in Syria by Provoking Turkey
30 Jan 2018 09:24

Washington Widens the War in Syria by Provoking Turkey

Islam Times - The Trump administration has drawn Turkey deeper into the Syrian conflict by announcing a policy that threatens Turkey’s national security. Washington’s gaffe has pitted one NATO ally against the other while undermining hopes for a speedy end to the seven year-long war.

 
The photo taken from social media on January 27, 2018 shows ruins of Ain Dara Temple following a Turkish shelling in Afrin, Syria.
28 Jan 2018 11:47

Turkey's Syria operation damages ancient temple in Afrin

Islam Times - An ancient temple has seriously been damaged in Syria's northwestern city of Afrin, where Turkey is leading an operation against US-backed Kurdish militants.