Turkish tanks cross Syrian border to free IS-group held townTurkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free a border town held by the Islamic State (IS) group.
Iran releases first photos of new missile defence systemIran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.
RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukraine puts troops on alert amid Russia tensionsUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday put the military on highest state of alert along the frontier with Crimea after Russia accused Kiev of making attempted…
Egyptian military 'kills leader of IS group in Sinai'Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.
TURKEY - EU
Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diasporaThe showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but…
Erdogan's purge: The end of Turkey's European ambitions?Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once said: “Democracy is like a bus ride. Once I get to my stop, I'm getting off.” Prophetic words, especially when you look at the…
Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siegeRebel fighters launched a major assault on government-held parts of Aleppo.
Turkey's Erdogan moves to close military schools, control spy agencyPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he wanted to introduce constitutional changes to bring the Turkish spy agency and military chief of staff directly under his…
Turkey to shut down air base, barracks of putschists after coupTurkish authorities want the country's army and national intelligence agency to be brought under the control of the presidency, and have ordered the closure of an air base and…
Video: Turkey builds ‘traitors' cemetery’ for dead coup plottersTurkish authorities have created a special cemetery to bury the alleged plotters of the July 15 coup attempt, so that "passersby will curse them", in a move that has sparked…
Turkish military undergoes radical shake-up in wake of failed coupTurkey's top military commanders met Thursday to replace almost half of their generals in a radical shake-up after the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media…
The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 2)After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or…