Turkey plans to build walls along Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran borders, Erdogan says

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ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country plans to build walls along its borders with Iraqi Kurdistan and Iranian Kurdistan, similar to the one currently being erected along the frontier with Syrian Kurdistan. Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey has so far completed the construction of a 650-kilometer (403-mile) stretch of the wall […]

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Turkey plans to build walls along Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran borders, Erdogan says

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ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country plans to build walls along its borders with Iraqi Kurdistan and Iranian Kurdistan, similar to the one currently being erected along the frontier with Syrian Kurdistan. Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey has so far completed the construction of a 650-kilometer (403-mile) stretch of the wall […]

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German journalist held in Turkey was agent and PKK member, Erdogan says

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ANKARA,— Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan responded to Berlin’s criticism of Turkey’s arrest of a German journalist by saying on Friday Deniz Yucel was a “German agent” and a member of a militant Kurdish armed group. “It isn’t because a correspondent of Die Welt was arrested,” Erdogan told an awards ceremony in Istanbul. “It is because […]

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Final goal of Turkish operation in Syria is Raqqa, Erdogan says

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ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday the final goal of a Turkish incursion into Syria was not just to retake the city of al-Bab from Islamic State, but to cleanse a border region including Raqqa of the jihadists. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are pressing a major offensive on al-Bab, 30 km (20 miles) south […]

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Turkey will fight Kurdish PKK ‘to last terrorist’, Erdogan says

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ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed that Turkey would press on with its relentless campaign against Kurdish militants “until not one terrorist” was left, as Ankara launched new air strikes against the rebels. Turkey is currently pressing a two-pronged “anti-terror” offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and PKK militants in […]

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