Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy says PKK terror group has for many years used northern Iraqi soil as launchpad to attack Turkey, leaving Ankara with no option other than military operation.
Turkish Defense Ministry said drones, refueling aircrafts and over 20 warplanes used in the overnight operation that was conducted was conducted to “neutralise” PKK/KCK/PYD/YPG and other terrorist elements.
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
Kurdish security officials launched manhunt operations after the break-out late on Wednesday and 15 of the 21 escaped prisoners were recaptured, two security officials said. The whereabouts of the other six remains unknown.
Political factions in Iraq have failed to form a government seven months after elections amid deadlocked parliamentary politics. Here are the major issues complicating Iraq’s painful post-election period.
In a government effort to symbolise peace a year after Daesh was defeated in Mosul, the walls of the highly secure Green Zone are slowly being knocked down. Here are the key challenges that persist in post-Daesh Iraq.
UNHCR says some 5.6 million Syrian refugees still remain in five neighbouring countries, and $5.5 billion is required to support the refugees, including a million babies born in displacement.
Iraq celebrated the one-year anniversary of the official defeat of Daesh. The anniversary also saw the partial re-opening of the 'Green Zone' in Baghdad to civilians 15 years after it was set up in the wake of the US-led invasion and occupation.
A year after Daesh was defeated in the region, people suffer from several problems ranging from lack of essential services to disease and poverty.
A string of killings across the Arab world should be bigger news and a sign that a lot more needs to be done to protect women who don't conform to narrow expectations.
A spokesman for the US-led coalition said a senior Daesh militant involved beheadings of an American and other Western hostages was killed in Syria.
Adel al Kawwaz's family have produced pottery for more than 200 years from clay found at a lake by Najaf, but now, with a flood of more modern products, demand for the handmade clay items has dried up.
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