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(UPDATED) 21 people are injured after the magnitude 5.7 quake, with 8 of them in critical condition
Turkey has 12 observation posts in Idlib as part of a Turkey-Russia deal, but Ankara's forces have come under attack this month from Syrian regime force
Syrian aid workers call urgently for a ceasefire and international help for nearly a million people fleeing the regime onslaught
(UPDATED) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch an operation in Idlib by the end of the month if Damascus fails to withdraw its troops behind Turkish military positions
The 50-year-old Syrian, known by his nickname 'Abu Taki al-Shami,' is arrested at a construction site in the Bursa province of northwest Turkey
A Russian-backed offensive has triggered the largest wave of displacement in Syria's civil war, with 800,000 people fleeing since December, the United Nations says
The Armenians seek international recognition that the mass killings of their people under the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide. They say 1.5 million died.
(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to strike Syrian regime forces 'everywhere' if his soldiers come under renewed attack
The advance marks another step in President Bashar al-Assad's campaign to retake Syria's last rebel-held pocket
The barrage also wounds 5 soldiers in the violence-plagued northwest, prompting the Turkish military to respond by 'destroying targets'
The plane skids off the runway at an Istanbul airport, catches fire, and splits into 3
It is not known how many people have been injured, but officials say no one died
Turkey, which already hosts more than 3.7 million Syrians, fears a further influx of refugees fleeing violence in Idlib
Maaret al-Numan is a semi-deserted town of symbolic and strategic importance in Syria's last major rebel-held bastion
Rescuers scramble over the weekend to search for and rescue people alive from under the rubble
The magnitude 6.8 earthquake causes buildings to collapse and kills at least 22 people
World powers are trying to mediate a lasting ceasefire at the international conference in Berlin
The acceptance of the ceasefire is in response to calls from Turkey and Russia, who have emerged as key players in the Libyan arena
Analysts warn that Turkey's deployment of troops risks plunging Libya deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers
US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt says Washington sees Greece as 'a critical pillar of regional stability'
One school in Istanbul turns into an impromptu orphanage for Uighur child refugees, whose parents disappeared in China
The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed readiness this month to send troops to Libya if requested by the country's Government of National Accord
(UPDATED) More than 40 Iraqis, around 20 Syrians, and 1 Moroccan are among those detained across 6 provinces in recent days
(UPDATED) 'We respect the agreement reached with Russia and we expect Russia to abide by this agreement,' says Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar
A higher court is due to decide whether to uphold the sentences, adding that the journalists, who face terrorism charges, are currently free
Turkish officials say the measure was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content deemed false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups
'We will present the motion to send troops (to Libya) as soon as parliament resumes' on January 7, Erdogan says in a speech in Ankara
Turkish defense ministry puts the blame on Kurdish forces who controlled the town before troops and Syrian proxies seized it during a military offensive in October
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
On the day the impeachment process shifts to public hearings in Congress, Trump's meeting and joint press conference with Erdogan at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue promises extra fireworks
The 3 countries 'routinely and sometimes blatantly supplied weapons with little effort to disguise the source,' a summary of a year-long study by UN experts says
A senior Turkish official says the arrest could be 'an intelligence gold mine'
The soldiers head to the east of Derbasiyeh in a convoy of Turkish and Russian military vehicles to patrol a strip of territory several dozen kilometers long, according to Turkish military sources
However the Syrian president says that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself was an 'enemy' due to policies hostile to Syria
Turkey strongly denies the accusation of genocide and says that both Armenians and Turks died as a result of the First World War
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges the international community to support establishing a 'safe zone' for some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey
(UPDATED) Moscow says 300 Russian military police have arrived in Syria to help ensure Kurdish forces withdraw to a line 30 kilometers from the border in line with the Sochi agreement
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have pulled out of some areas at the eastern end of the border
'We would say the number is now over 100. We do not know where they are,' James Jeffrey, the State Department point man on Syria
(UPDATED) The Russian defense ministry says a convoy of Russian military police had crossed the Euphrates River and 'advanced towards the Syrian-Turkish border'
'If they are not forced to face off against each other, we can rely on both of them against ISIS,' US Special Representative for Syria and the anti-ISIS coalition James Jeffrey tells a US senate panel
(UPDATED) The agreement cements Russia and Turkey's roles as the main foreign players in Syria
Dianne and Rodjun have been engaged since 2017
'If the promises given to our country by the United States are not kept, we will continue our operation from where we left off with greater determination,' Erdogan says
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, accuses Western countries of 'standing by terrorists' in failing to support Turkey's operation
The Kurds agree to withdraw from an Arab-majority stretch of border from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain, around 120 kilometers. Turkey ultimately wants a much longer 'safe zone' of 440 kilometers along the frontier.
It is the fourth withdrawal of American forces in a week, and leaves Syria's northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa devoid of US troops
Turkey and Kurdish forces accuse one another for violating the ceasefire agreement
(UPDATED) 'If the promises given to our country are not kept, as we did in the past we will not wait and restart the operation as soon as the time we have given ends,' says Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan