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Syrian Kurds say they have stopped operations against IS

Nov. 26, 2022 10:40 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The commander of the main U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in Syria said Saturday they have halted operations against the Islamic State group due to Turkish attacks on northern Syria over the past week. Mazloum Abdi of the Syrian Democratic Forces told reporters that...

Kurdish militants fire at Turkish border town, 2 killed

Nov. 21, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Suspected Kurdish militants in Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, Turkish officials said. The attack followed deadly airstrikes by Turkey on suspected militant targets in Syria and Iraq. ...

Turkey strikes in Syria, Iraq a week after Istanbul bombing

Nov. 20, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey launched deadly airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday, targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Warplanes attacked bases of the outlawed Kurdistan...

Turkey detains suspect linked to Istanbul bombing in Syria

Nov. 17, 2022 02:52 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces have detained a suspect wanted in connection with the deadly bombing in Istanbul in an operation in a Turkish-controlled area in northwestern Syria, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Other suspects detained following the...

Turkey makes more arrests in connection with deadly bombing

Nov. 15, 2022 06:20 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have apprehended more suspects in connection with the bombing of a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul that killed six people and wounded several dozen others, bringing the number of people in custody to 50, Turkey’s justice minister said Tuesday. ...

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

Nov. 14, 2022 13:50 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police said Monday they have detained a Syrian woman with suspected links to Kurdish militants and that she confessed to planting a bomb that exploded on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul, killing six people and wounding several dozen others. Kurdish militants...

EXPLAINER: Why Istanbul blast has political implications

Nov. 14, 2022 13:49 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The attack on a central avenue in Istanbul is a stark reminder of the bombings in Turkish cities between 2015 and 2017 that crushed the public’s sense of security and heralded a new phase in Turkey’s decades-long fight against outlawed Kurdish groups. After...

Bomb rocks avenue in heart of Istanbul; 6 dead, dozens hurt

Nov. 13, 2022 15:34 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A bomb rocked a bustling pedestrian avenue in the heart of Istanbul on Sunday, killing six people, wounding several dozen and leaving panicked people to flee the fiery blast or huddle in cafes and shops. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene on Istiklal Avenue, a...