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Eleven Turkish Soldiers Killed in Deadliest Day of Syria Offensive

The Turkish military has suffered the biggest losses since the start of an offensive against Kurdish enclave of Afrin in…

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Foreign Affairs

Turkey-US Ties Face a Tough Test As Tillerson to Visit Ankara

A recent prison sentence against a Turkish-American NATO scientist represents the latest point of contention in strained Turkey-U.S. relations. Ankara’s…

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Foreign Affairs

British ISIS Suspect Tried to Reach Turkey Before Being Captured in Syria

A prominent British figure with Islamic State (ISIS) was trying to reach Turkey before being captured by U.S.-backed Syrian militia…

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National

In Syria, Turkey Faces Uphill Battle Both Militarily and Diplomatically

Early signs from the battleground do not augur well. It is the 19th day since the incursion into Syria and…

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Foreign Affairs

Iranian Leader Calls Afrin Offensive ‘Futile,’ Urges Turkey to Stop Operation

In his first public comment on the Turkish military offensive against Kurdish militia in the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin,…

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Foreign Affairs

In Protest of Syria Offensive, Swedish FM Postpones Turkey Visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom postponed an already scheduled visit to Turkey in a protest of its military offensive against Kurdish-held…

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Foreign Affairs

Tank Attack Exposes Perils for Turkish Military in Syria Offensive

A rocket attack that destroyed a tank, killing five soldiers rattled Turkey on Saturday. The same day, President Recep Tayyip…

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Foreign Affairs

Ancient Syrian Temple Falls Victim to Turkish Offensive

The Turkish offensive takes its toll on an ancient site in northern Syria. For 3,000 years, the lion sculptures of…

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Foreign Affairs

France, Turkey Spar Over Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria

President of France and Turkish leadership plunged into a quarrel over Turkey’s military offensive against a Syrian enclave after the…

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Foreign Affairs

In Slow But Steady Advance, Turkish Forces Head Toward Afrin

After hobbled by unfavorable weather conditions and a stiff resistance by Kurdish militia fighters, Turkish forces and its rebel allies…

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