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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the largest city in the country while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest, the Black Sea to its north, Georgia to its northeast, Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to its east, Iraq and Syria to its southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to its south, and the Aegean Sea to its west. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority at anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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'Europe is nicer': migrants head west after Turkey opens border

Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees..
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Kremlin urges Turkey to protect Russia's diplomatic facilities in Turkey: RIA

The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscow hoped Turkey would do everything to protect Russian nationals and Russia's diplomatic facilities in Turkey amid mounting tensions over Syria, the RIA news agency..
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Turkey blocks social media after Idlib airstrike kills 33 soldiers | The Cube [Video]Turkey blocks social media after Idlib airstrike kills 33 soldiers | The Cube

Turkey blocks social media after Idlib airstrike kills 33 soldiers | The Cube

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Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses [Video]Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses

Migrants and refugees were seen moving toward Turkey's Greek border on Friday, after Ankara said it would no longer stop the migrants from entering the European Union. Turkey is furious from the..

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Turkey and Russia on a collision course in Idlib [Video]Turkey and Russia on a collision course in Idlib

Turkey says it will not back down in a stand-off with Russia over the northern Syrian region of Idlib.View on euronews

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Turkey won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe [Video]Turkey won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe

Dozens of Turkish soldiers died after an air strike by Syrian government forces in Idlib region on Friday (February 28), in an escalation of conflict that could have serious consequences for Europe...

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33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib [Video]33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

UN Secretary-General Guterres warns risk of escalation 'grows by the hour' and calls for an immediate ceasefire.

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Ambulance rushes to Turkey hospital following reports of Idlib air strikes [Video]Ambulance rushes to Turkey hospital following reports of Idlib air strikes

An ambulance believed to be carrying a soldier arrived at a hospital near the Turkey-Syrian border on Thursday night amid reports of a deadly air strike on Turkish soldiers.

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Turkish army releases footage of strikes against Syrian government targets [Video]Turkish army releases footage of strikes against Syrian government targets

The Turkish army released on Thursday (February 27) drone footage of what it said were strikes on Syrian government targets in Idlib governorate.

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Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting [Video]Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting

The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week to discuss the fighting in the northwest of Syria, despite statements by..

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Syrian rebels fight to hold onto key northern town [Video]Syrian rebels fight to hold onto key northern town

Supported by Turkey, opposition forces went into Saraqeb overnight, reversing one of the main gains of the Syrian forces.

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Turkey and Russia on collision course in Idlib [Video]Turkey and Russia on collision course in Idlib

Turkey and Russia on collision course in Idlib

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Syria: Rebels backed by Turkish government reportedly retake key Idlib town [Video]Syria: Rebels backed by Turkish government reportedly retake key Idlib town

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Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics [Video]Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics

A young Afghan refugee living in Portugal is attempting to achieve in 10 months what normally takes years of preparation - qualifying to box in the Olympics. Libby Hogan reports.

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Turkey vows to drive Syrian forces back from Idlib [Video]Turkey vows to drive Syrian forces back from Idlib

President Erdogan says Ankara will 'not take a smallest step back in Idlib' against Syrian forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Iran quake hits villages in Turkey, kills at least nine people [Video]Iran quake hits villages in Turkey, kills at least nine people

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran killed at least eight people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border. The epicentre of the quake, was near the Iranian..

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Several dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area [Video]Several dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

The magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills nine people in Turkey and leaves dozens wounded, according to Turkey's health minister.

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Nine Dead After Quake Hits Rural Eastern Turkey [Video]Nine Dead After Quake Hits Rural Eastern Turkey

Nine people are dead and hundreds of buildings lay in ruins in southeastern Turkey on Sunday. Reuters reports a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region [Video]Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region

At least nine people were killed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after an earthquake struck near the border with Iran. Ciara Lee reports

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UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates [Video]UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Turkey's president to phone Russian counterpart as fighting in Syria threatens nearly one million trapped civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed [Video]Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed

Deadly air attacks come a day after President Erdogan warned of an imminent Turkish military offensive in Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Turkey ancient city Hasankeyf under threat as government prepares to flood [Video]Turkey ancient city Hasankeyf under threat as government prepares to flood

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Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria [Video]Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match [Video]Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match

Dog invades the pitch and catches the ball during a Turkish soccer match. Video credit: Bein Sports

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Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals' [Video]Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals'

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to..

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Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

 

Turkey's Erdogan to speak to leaders of U.S., Germany, France, Britain: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will speak with leaders of the United States, France, Germany and Britain, following an air strike that killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region, a Turkish..
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Greek PM, Merkel discuss Turkey, migrants' moves towards Greek borders

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the situation in Turkey and the movement of migrants towards Greek borders during a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the prime minister's..
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Some migrants in Turkey head to EU borders after signal from Ankara

Groups of migrants in Turkey headed toward its borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, Reuters reporters said, after a senior official said Ankara will no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop..
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Turkey opens frontier for Syrian refugees to enter Europe after strike kills troops

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a strike by Syrian government..
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Bulgaria tightens control on border with Turkey

Bulgaria is tightening security along its border with its southeastern neighbor Turkey after groups of migrants in Turkey headed toward the frontier, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday.
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Russia's Putin, Turkey's Erdogan discuss Syria by phone amid tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements on Syria's Idlib province amid mounting tension, Foreign..
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NATO envoys to meet to discuss Syria at Turkey's request

NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey's request on Friday to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike..
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Hundreds of migrants in Turkey head towards EU borders - media

Hundreds of migrants walked through northwest Turkey toward its borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, Turkish media reported, after a senior official said Ankara will no longer stop Syrian..
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Full-scale Turkish action in Syria's Idlib would end badly for Ankara - Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Friday that any full-scale Turkish military operation in Syria's Idlib region would end badly for Ankara itself, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russia sends warships to Syria, blames Ankara for killing of Turkish troops

Russia on Friday said it was sending two warships armed with cruise missiles to waters off the Syrian coast and blamed Ankara for the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region the previous..
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Turkey says world powers must impose no-fly zone in Syria

Turkey said on Friday that world powers must impose a no-fly zone in Syria to protect hundreds of thousands of people displaced by clashes, after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers by Syrian air..
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Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian..
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Russia says Turkish troops hit by shelling should not have been in the area - RIA

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday that Turkish troops hit by shelling on Feb. 27 should not have been in the Syrian area where they were and that Ankara had not informed Moscow in advance about..
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Turkish media says several hundred migrants walking towards Greek border

A group of migrants is walking in northwest Turkey toward its border with Greece, the Demiroren news agency reported on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Turkey will no longer stop Syrian..
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As more Turkish troops killed, Ankara says it will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe

Turkey, faced with a possible new wave of Syrian migrants and dozens more dead Turkish soldiers in Idlib, will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said as..
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Attack in Syria's Idlib killed 33 Turkish soldiers: Hatay governor

A total of 33 Turkish soldiers died as a result of an air strike carried out by Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib region, the local governor of the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay said..
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U.S. says it stands by Turkey after attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

The United States is very concerned about a reported attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region and it stands by its NATO ally Turkey, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Turkish army retaliates against 'all known' Syrian government targets

The Turkish army is retaliating with artillery fire at Syrian government targets in Syria after an airstrike killed 22 Turkish soldiers in the northwestern Idlib province, two Turkish security..
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Turkey, with more dead troops, won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe: official

Turkey, faced with a new wave of Syrian migrants and 22 more dead soldiers in Idlib, will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said late on Thursday as..
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Turkey will no longer stop Syrian migrant flow to Europe: Turkish official

Turkey has decided to no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe by land and sea, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Thursday, in anticipation of the imminent arrival of refugees from..
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At least 34 Turkish soldiers killed in air strikes in Syria's Idlib: Syrian Observatory

At least 34 Turkish soldiers were killed in air strikes in Syria's Idlib on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory, a war monitor, reported.
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Erdogan holds emergency Turkish meeting over Syria's Idlib: sources

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chaired an emergency security meeting late on Thursday to evaluate the latest developments in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, two Turkish security sources..
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Russia accuses Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syria's Idlib

Russia's Defense Ministry late on Thursday accused Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syria's Idlib region to support rebels fighting Syrian government forces, and of providing artillery..
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Turkey discusses with Russia steps toward ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

Turkey emphasized the need for a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib province and what steps are needed on the ground to achieve it during talks with a Russian delegation on Thursday, the Foreign..
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President Erdogan's options narrow as Russia presses Syrian crisis to Turkey's doorstep

With nearly one million displaced Syrians massing near the Turkish border in the face of a Syrian government military offensive, President Tayyip Erdogan’s options are narrowing. He feels blindsided..
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Russian state TV: Turkish army is firing on Russian planes in Syria's Idlib

Russian state television said on Thursday Turkish military specialists in Syria's Idlib region were using shoulder-fired missiles to try to shoot down Russian and Syrian military aircraft.
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Turkey says discussing with Russia opening Syrian air space for drones: NTV

Turkey and Russia are discussing opening Russian-controlled air space in Syria's Idlib region for armed and unarmed drones, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday, but he..
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Kremlin rebuffs Turkey's Erdogan on proposed Syria meeting with Putin

The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region despite statements by..
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Turkish-backed rebels say they regain pivotal Syrian town Saraqeb

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military said on Thursday they had recaptured the strategic town of Saraqeb in what would be the first major reverse for the Syrian army in a Russian-backed..
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Turkey-backed rebels regain key Syrian town of Saraqeb - opposition

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have recaptured the strategic town of Saraqeb, the first significant reverse for the Syrian army in a Russian-backed offensive that had made swift gains,..
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Turkish defense ministry says two soldiers killed in air strikes in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's Defense Ministry said early on Thursday that two of its soldiers were killed and two others wounded in an air strike on Turkish forces in Syria's Idlib region.
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For Syrians fleeing Idlib, Turkish border wall becomes symbol of their plight

When Hassan Mighlaj's family ran from the bombs battering their village in northwest Syria, they came up against a wall: an imposing gray concrete wall, crowned with barbed wire and spanning the border..
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Turkey will repel Syrian forces from Idlib posts this week: Erdogan

Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria's Idlib region this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite continued..
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Erdogan says U.S. has not supported Turkey in Syria's Idlib: CNN Turk

President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States had not yet provided support to Turkey in Syria's Idlib region and that he would need to speak to U.S. President Donald Trump about the issue again,..
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Russia accuses Turkey of helping foreign fighters enter Libya: Ifax

Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of helping foreign fighters cross into Libya, the Interfax news agency reported.
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'History disappears' as dam waters flood ancient Turkish town

Every day hundreds of people gather on the banks of the Tigris river in southeast Turkey to watch a 12,000-year-old town disappearing before their eyes.
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Turkey says 132 on flight from Iran to be quarantined

All 132 passengers and crew on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for possible coronavirus infection at a hospital in Ankara, Turkish Health Minister..
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Turkish-backed rebels say they seized town in Syria's Idlib in first advance

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized the town of Nairab in northwest Syria's Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said on Tuesday, the first area to be taken back from..
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Turkish plane from Iran diverted to Ankara amid coronavirus worry

A Turkish Airlines flight from Iran to Istanbul was diverted to Ankara on Tuesday at the request of Turkey's Health Ministry, an aviation source said, and TV broadcasters said passengers were suspected..
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Kremlin says it isn't discussing a Syria summit with Macron, Merkel

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was working to organize a summit with Turkey and Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria's Idlib region, but was not organizing a separate mooted four-way summit that would..
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Erdogan says two Turkish troops killed in Libya conflict

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state's conflict, adding allied Syrians..
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Turkey's Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there was not yet full agreement on holding a proposed March 5 summit with Russia, France and Germany on the conflict in Syria's Idlib, but he may..
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Turkey arrests captain of crashed Pegasus flight in Istanbul: Anadolu

Turkish authorities have arrested the captain of a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off the runway and killed three people at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport this month, state-run Anadolu news..
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As Syrian forces advance on Idlib, families fear being trapped at Turkish border

Syrian government forces are advancing closer to the displaced persons camp where Adnan Abdelkarim and his family have taken shelter along the Turkish border after being uprooted multiple times, and he..
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