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Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a move likely to drive a deeper wedge between Ankara and the United States.

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

The Turkish army on Saturday launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified for a cross-border ground operation that has alarmed the United States.

Eleven killed, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash: official

Eleven killed, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash: official

Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway, local officials said.

Stricken Turkish plane lifted from cliff after runway mishap

Stricken Turkish plane lifted from cliff after runway mishap

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane had landed normally at Trabzon airport late on Saturday on a flight from Ankara but then went off the runway just metres from the waters of the Black Sea.

Economy minister opens ‘Expo Turkey by Qatar 2018’

Economy minister opens ‘Expo Turkey by Qatar 2018’

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Turkey’s Minister of Customs and Trade Bulent Tufenkci during the inauguration ceremony.

Qatar-Turkey trade up by more than 30% since siege

Qatar-Turkey trade up by more than 30% since siege

Citing “strong ties” between Qatar and Turkey, HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani said cooperation between both countries “is witnessing a steady increase.”

Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran said on Tuesday a new US-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria would "fan the flames of war", echoing the vehement response of Syria, Turkey and Russia to the plan.

Economic forum to boost Qatar-Turkey cooperation

Economic forum to boost Qatar-Turkey cooperation

The ‘Qatari-Turkish Economic Forum’, slated on Tuesday in Doha, aims to enhance economic cooperation between Qatar and Turkey in various fields, including infrastructure, agriculture ...

Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea

Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea

A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed.

Erdogan says Turkey will crush Kurdish militia in Afrin

Erdogan says Turkey will crush Kurdish militia in Afrin

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria's Idlib province would crush Kurdish militia forces that control the neighbouring region of Afrin.

Turkey says citizens travelling to US face risk of arbitrary arrest

Turkey says citizens travelling to US face risk of arbitrary arrest

Turkey's foreign ministry said Turkish citizens travelling to the United States face the risk of arbitrary arrest, saying they should revise travel plans and take precautions if they do decide to travel.

Qatar-Turkey trade volume reaches $1bn in 2017

Qatar-Turkey trade volume reaches $1bn in 2017

Turkish exports jumped 46% in 2017 to boost Qatar-Turkey trade volume from $750mn to $1bn, ambassador Fikret Ozer said.