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Saturday, December 15, 2018

EU urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move | Daily Mail Online

EU urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move

By Afp

The US warned this week that any unilateral military action in northern Syria would be "unacceptable"

The European Union's foreign policy chief on Saturday asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a US-backed Kurdish militia.

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Fitch holds Turkey rating at BB with negative outlook - Latest News

Fitch holds Turkey rating at BB with negative outlook
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
Fitch holds Turkey rating at BB with negative outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turkey's credit rating at "BB" with a negative outlook.

Turkish economy is navigating out of a "sharp depreciation" of the lira, which "stemmed from the materialisation of external financing vulnerabilities, aggravated by political and geopolitical developments, all areas of weakness for the sovereign credit profile" the rating agency said in a statement on Dec. 14.

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High-speed train crash stirs debate in Turkey - Global Times

High-speed train crash stirs debate in Turkey
Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/12/15 9:37:09
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A high-speed train from Turkey's capital Ankara to central Anatolian province Konya collided with a guide train on the same route that was carrying out a track inspection on Thursday.

A total of nine people died and 86 others were injured in the train which was carrying 206. Three engine drivers are among the dead.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq
Associated Press |
Dec 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM
| ANKARA, Turkey

Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions.

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Commentary: When it comes to defending the press, President Erdogan is the world’s biggest hypocrite;

Commentary: When it comes to defending the press, President Erdogan is the world’s biggest hypocrite

T urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played up the despicable killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to his considerable advantage. From his relentless pursuit of Khashoggi’s murderers, you’d almost think he has genuine concern for freedom of the press. Don’t believe a word of it.

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Turkey will enter Syria’s Manbij if US fails to remove YPG: Erdoğan - Turkey News

Turkey will enter Syria’s Manbij if US fails to remove YPG: Erdoğan
ANKARA

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG members, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 14.

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Turkey Orders Arrest of Over 200 Military Personnel Over Alleged Gulen Links

Turkey Orders Arrest of Over 200 Military Personnel Over Alleged Gulen Links

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of over 200 military personnel for suspected links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, state media reported on December 14.

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