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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:32:25 GMT

Thomas Cook holidaymakers in Turkey hit with extreme vomiting bug at five-star resort leaving 11-week-baby in ...  -  The Sun
DOZENS of horrified holidaymakers have fallen seriously ill with a vomiting virus after visiting a five-star holiday resort – including an 11-week old baby suffering severe dehydration and a man being hospitalised with kidney failure. Over the past ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:19:08 GMT
Is a Turkey-Iraq war likely?  -  Al-Arabiya
The political situation between Turkey and Iraq is at its worst. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated that his forces will strongly participate in liberating Mosul from ISIS. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi responded by warning ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:10:07 GMT

US talks to Turkey about role to recapture Raqqa  -  Al-Arabiya
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Wednesday the plan to envelope Raqqa, ISIS's main stronghold in Syria, would take place soon with the forces available and that talks continued with Turkey on the role it could play “further down the road.”
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:01:06 GMT

Turkey removes 1218 gendarmerie from duty – interior ministry official  -  Cyprus Mail
Turkey suspended 1,218 gendarmerie personnel on Thursday, an official from the interior ministry overseeing the force said, as part of investigations into a failed coup in July. Turkey has already sacked or suspended more than 110,000 civil servants ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:57:18 GMT

Turkey fires over 1000 soldiers, detains university staff  -  KVOA Tucson News
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's Interior Ministry has dismissed 1,218 military personnel from the gendarmerie as part of the investigation into the movement allegedly behind the failed coup in July. In a statement released Thursday, the ministry says 419 ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:46:52 GMT

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal  -  Deutsche Welle
After the EU repeatedly pushed back the date for visa-free travel amid concern over Turkey's draconian anti-terror laws and erosion of rights in the country, Cavusoglu told the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" on Thursday that Ankara's "patience was drawing to a ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:34:56 GMT

ISIS leader threatens attacks in Turkey & Saudi Arabia; confident Mosul will not fall  -  RT
Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is reportedly hiding out in the besieged city of Mosul, released his first message since 2015, urging followers to wage all-out war and take the fighting into Saudi Arabia and Turkey. In the recorded ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:25:57 GMT

Luxembourg Foreign Affairs Minister: Minister tells Turkey to comply or forgo EU membership  -  Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
Turkey's imprisonment of journalists and reintroduction of the death penalty put its EU membership bid in question, Luxembourg's Foreign Affairs Minister has implied. Jean Asselborn met with Turkey's Ambassador in Luxembourg Levent Sahinkaya on ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:04:51 GMT
War With Turkey Looming for Iraq After Mosul Battle  -  Sputnik International
As fighting intensifies, a war of words is also being waged between Turkey and Iraq, with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying his country does not want war but is ready for confrontation if it happens. The International Criminal Court is ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:49:26 GMT

Turkey-Syria border wall to be completed by mid-2017  -  AzerNews
Construction of a concrete wall along the Turkish-Syrian border will be completed in the first half of 2017, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on November 2. Speaking during a visit to the border units in the southern province of Hatay, Isik ...