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Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
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Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark

A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.

Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
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Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory

A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders

Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece
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Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece

Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe

33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive
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33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive

Turkey has sent thousands of troops into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey would launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces

29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries
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29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries

An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.

US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper
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US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper

Mark Esper also did not rule out being able to reduce US troop levels in Syria further if European allies contributed to the Syria mission

US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border
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US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border

Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw away the letter he received from his US counterpart Donald Trump in which the latter urged him to not launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, BBC reported on Thursday

'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria
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'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria

In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump said, 'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way," adding "It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen.'

Turkey remains defiant to international pressure on offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces as US demands ceasefire
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Turkey remains defiant to international pressure on offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces as US demands ceasefire

Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire

'Can't keep track of Donald Trump’s tweets': Recep Tayyip Erdogan mocks US president's remarks on Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish militants
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'Can't keep track of Donald Trump’s tweets': Recep Tayyip Erdogan mocks US president's remarks on Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish militants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could no longer 'keep track' of the tweets by his US counterpart Donald Trump as tensions mount over Ankara's operation against Kurdish militants in Syria, in comments published Wednesday

'Turkey can never declare ceasefire in north Syria': Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of US delegation's visit to Ankara
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'Turkey can never declare ceasefire in north Syria': Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of US delegation's visit to Ankara

Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call late Tuesday that Turkey's operation would contribute to the protection of Syria's territorial integrity as well as efforts to fight terror, according to the Turkish presidency.

Iran opposes military action against Kurdish forces, urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity
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Iran opposes military action against Kurdish forces, urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity

Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call that Tehran is opposed to military action in Syria, the foreign ministry has said

US' withdrawal from Syria is risky victory for Recep Tayyip Erdogan; operation against Kurdish militia may have huge economic cost
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US' withdrawal from Syria is risky victory for Recep Tayyip Erdogan; operation against Kurdish militia may have huge economic cost

Turkey has launched two military operations supporting Syrian opposition fighters — in northern Syria against IS in 2016 and against the YPG in 2018.

US to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of Turkey' s offensive against Kurdish-led forces, says White House
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US to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of Turkey' s offensive against Kurdish-led forces, says White House

The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives

Turkey receives first shipment of Russian S-400 missile defence system amid US threats of financial sanctions
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Turkey receives first shipment of Russian S-400 missile defence system amid US threats of financial sanctions

The first shipment of a Russian missile defence system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday, increasing tensions with the US.

Surge of violence against Syrians in Turkey raises fears of escalation; politicians accused of escalating tensions during local poll campaigns
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Surge of violence against Syrians in Turkey raises fears of escalation; politicians accused of escalating tensions during local poll campaigns

The most recent violence against Syrians in Kucukcekmece has raised fears of an escalation in an already volatile climate. Xenophobic language has been unleashed, particularly during the campaigns for local elections. During the campaign, the hostility towards Syrians came to a head-on social media, with the hashtag, 'SyriansGetOut'.

Istanbul election: 'Lose-lose' situation for Erdogan; win will deepen mistrust in Turkey's democracy, loss dent president's reputation, say analysts
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Istanbul election: 'Lose-lose' situation for Erdogan; win will deepen mistrust in Turkey's democracy, loss dent president's reputation, say analysts

In a move termed as 'lose-lose situation' by analysts, Turkey's ruling party AKP will contest re-run for Istanbul mayoral elections, after suffering defeat due to alleged irregularities.

Turkish court gives life sentences to 24 people for failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish court gives life sentences to 24 people for failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A court in Turkey on gave life sentences to 24 people over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state news agency Andalou reported.