Mega-projects transforming Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia

Aug 28, 2016

Mega-projects transforming Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia

Turkey is seeking to “build the future of Istanbul” with ambitious projects including the third bridge spanning the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe and Asia, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan says. The bridge — once hailed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “star project” — ...

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Aug 28, 2016

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes hit, saying only that “terror groups” were ...

Aug 26, 2016

Car bombing in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police ...

Aug 24, 2016

Turkey launches operation to free Syrian town from Islamic State group

Turkey’s military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey’s prime minister’s office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation, which began hours after Turkey indicated it would step up ...