Gulf Times - Turkey
US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

Top US officials expressed confidence Sunday that a cease-fire in northern Syria was holding despite skirmishes between Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week

Turkey accuses PKK/YPG forces of violating ceasefire

Turkey accuses PKK/YPG forces of violating ceasefire

YPG/PKK terrorists carried out 14 attacks in last 36 hours, while Turkish Armed Forces have fully complied with the deal on establishment of safe zone, said Turkish National Defense Ministry on Saturday.

Turkey won't back down from Syria offensive: Erdogan

Turkey won't back down from Syria offensive: Erdogan

Turkey will not back down from its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria "no matter what anyone says", President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday

Turkey neutralizes 459 militants in Operation Peace Spring

Turkey neutralizes 459 militants in Operation Peace Spring

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the number of PKK/PYD-YPG gunmen neutralized since the start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, has risen to 459.

Turkey: 415 militants neutralised in northern Syrian operation

Turkey: 415 militants neutralised in northern Syrian operation

The Turkish National Defence Ministry said Saturday that at least 415 PKK/PYD-YPG militants were neutralised during the Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria.

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after US troops pulled back from the area

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece said Monday it wanted to start sending back thousands of migrants to Turkey, a day after a deadly fire sparked riots at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos.

Huge potential for Qatar in Turkey to bring in 'more opportunities for Alternatif Bank'

Huge potential for Qatar in Turkey to bring in 'more opportunities for Alternatif Bank'

The huge potential for Qatar Inc in Turkey is all set to bring in more opportunities for Alternatif Bank, which is wholly owned by Qatar's Commercial Bank.

Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

Greece's new conservative leader on Thursday called for the European Union to commit more money to support Turkey to stem the rising flow of migrants.

Turkey posts 20% exports growth to Qatar in 2018, says diplomat

Turkey posts 20% exports growth to Qatar in 2018, says diplomat

Turkey’s exports to Qatar witnessed a 20% growth to reach $1.1bn last year, according to an embassy official.

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with US counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone"