Feb 5, 2017

Turkey detains about 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadis. Among around 400 detained in the biggest operation so far against ...

Jan 30, 2017

Greek, Turkish warships in brief standoff near disputed islets

Greek and Turkish warships were involved Sunday in a brief faceoff near a group of disputed Greek islets in the Aegean, coinciding with renewed tensions between Athens and Ankara. The Greek defense ministry said a Turkish navy missile boat, “along with two special forces ...

Jan 28, 2017

Turkish NATO soldiers seek asylum in Germany: report

Several dozen Turkish soldiers assigned to NATO have sought asylum in Germany, a media report said Saturday, quoting officers who said they fear jail and possibly torture back home. Around 43,000 people are under arrest in Turkey on charges or links to last year’s ...