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3 Kurds reportedly shot dead celebrating new year in Syria

Mar. 20, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed opposition fighters in Syria fatally shot at least three ethnic Kurds who were celebrating a holiday late Monday by lighting fires, Syrian opposition activists and pro-government media said. The shooting near the northwestern town of Jinderis, which...

Donors pledge $7.5 billion for Turkey, Syria after quake

Mar. 20, 2023 14:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and international donors on Monday pledged seven billion euros ($7.5 billion) to help Turkey and Syria in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated parts of the neighboring countries last month. The European Commission said after the...

Qatar: 4,000 World Cup huts sent to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

Mar. 20, 2023 12:06 PM EDT

Qatar has sent 4,000 cabins built to house fans at last year's World Cup to earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria, authorities said Monday. The Associated Press watched as the latest batch of pre-fabricated cabins was loaded onto a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf. The Qatar...

Ukraine, Turkey announce that wartime deal allowing grain shipments from Ukrainian ports has been extended

Mar. 18, 2023 10:50 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine, Turkey announce that wartime deal allowing grain shipments from Ukrainian ports has been extended.

Turkey’s top diplomat visits Cairo in effort to mend ties

Mar. 18, 2023 08:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s chief diplomat was in Cairo on Saturday for talks with Egyptian officials as the regional powers seek to mend their frayed ties after years of tension. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, arrived in the Egyptian capital early Saturday. He was the...

Turkey's president says he will back Finland's NATO bid

Mar. 17, 2023 14:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his government would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came as Finnish President Sauli...

Turkey's president agrees to approve Finland's NATO membership application

Mar. 17, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president agrees to approve Finland's NATO membership application.

At least 5 killed in mysterious north Iraq helicopter crash

Mar. 17, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — A mysterious helicopter crash in northern Iraq has killed at least five people, allegedly including militants belonging to an outlawed Kurdish insurgency group, according to statements Thursday from the Iraqi Kurdish-run counterterrorism agency and the regional government. ...

Flood deaths in Turkey's earthquake-stricken area rise to 16

Mar. 16, 2023 11:06 AM EDT

Rescue teams on Thursday retrieved two more bodies after floods struck two Turkish provinces that were already devastated by last month’s powerful earthquake, raising the death toll in the new disaster to 16. Flash floods caused by torrential rains turned streets in the provinces...

Floods kill 14 in Turkish earthquake-battered provinces

Mar. 15, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Floods caused by torrential rains hit two Turkish provinces that were devastated by last month’s catastrophic earthquake, killing at least 14 people and increasing the misery for thousands who were left homeless, officials said Wednesday. Interior Minister...