Legal & Judicial

EU ministers consider reaction to Turkish offensive in Syria

October 14, 2019

EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss an appropriate response to the deployment of Turkish troops in northeastern Syria. Sanctions � including an arms embargo � are on the table, but may take time to materialize. The Turkish offensive in Syria to…

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Turkey accuses Kurdish forces of freeing Daesh prisoners in Syria

October 14, 2019

Turkey Monday accused Kurdish forces of deliberately releasing Daesh prisoners held at a prison in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad. “Turkish forces raided a prison in Tal Abyad earlier today, expecting to take custody of Daesh terrorists held there…

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Monitor Groups Warn of Enduring Refugee Crisis Amid Turkish Incursion in Syria

October 12, 2019

Human rights organizations say they are preparing for a long-lasting displacement of civilians in northeastern Syria as a result of a military operation by Turkey and its aligned Syrian militants against the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces.The new…

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Turkish Forces Say They’ve Captured Key Syrian Border Town

October 12, 2019

Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticis…

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Turks on Greece’s Dodecanese islands struggle to exist

October 12, 2019

Only a small number of Turks remain on Greece’s Dodecanese islands and they are struggling to survive, an expert said Friday.The islands are home to a Turkish-Muslim minority of around 6,000 people.Speaking at a symposium on their problems, journalist …

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Turkish defense chief wishes journalists quick recovery

October 12, 2019

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar phoned two Anadolu Agency journalists who were lightly wounded Friday in an attack by YPG/PKK terrorists to wish them a speedy recovery. YPG/PKK terrorists attacked a building where Anadolu Agency journalists were w…

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Syrian Christian group urges NBC not to mislead public

October 12, 2019

One of the world’s oldest Christian minorities, Syria’s Arameans, urged NBC News early Saturday not to mislead the public by covering a false report about Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring.NBC News claimed Thursday that two Syrian Christians were killed …

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Turkey neutralizes 415 terrorists in northern Syria

October 12, 2019

The number of PKK/PYD-YPG terrorists neutralized in Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria has risen to 415, the National Defense Ministry said early Saturday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in que…

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