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Turkish Tanks Enter Syria as Military Launches Major anti-ISIS Operation

  With assistance from U.S.-led coalition, Turkish warplanes pound ISIS targets for first time since November as forces fire artillery into Syrian border town of Jarablus. Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive

Turkey’s coup, explained

In 1960, the Turkish military, which sees itself as the guardian of Kemalism, overthrew the new government. It was for protecting Turkey's democracy from Islamic influence, the military said. This principle guided Turkey till 1945, till the country's one-party rule ended and a new government came to power. It

Suicide bombers hit Saudi cities of Madinah, Qatif and Jeddah

The bomber detonated his suicide vest Monday evening when most residents of the neighborhood were at home ending the Ramadan fast. A blast occurred on Monday in Saudi Arabia outside one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, a Saudi-owned television channel reported. Al-Arabiya news channel showed images of fire

Iraqi deadline to Turkey – 24 hours to withdraw troops

Few days after Turkish soldiers entered Iraq and stationed near Mosul in order to provide training to local militia fighting ISIS, Iraqi government want their withdraw. According to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Turkey must withdraw its troops from Iraq within 24 hours to avoid the matter being reviewed by the

Turkey is involved in Islamic State oil trade-Claims Russia

Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq. Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a war of words since last week when a Turkish air

Russia deploys S-400 missile battery in Syria,Watch Video

The Russian military has deployed its sophisticated S-400 missile battery and radar array in Syria, a Russian state-run media outlet claimed Thursday. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had announced Wednesday that the system would be deployed in Latakia, in northwest Syria, in response to Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane the day

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey by imposing sanctions

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects. Since the plane was shot down Tuesday in disputed circumstances on the Syria-Turkey border, Russia has already restricted tourism, left Turkish trucks stranded at the border and announced

High Tensions on Turkish-Syrian Border

The Turkish military has sent 20 more tanks to an armored brigade it has stationed at Turkey's western border with Syria, Turkey's Anadolu agency reported on Wednesday. Turkey earlier today also said, that it will be increasing the number of F-16s from 12 to 18 patrolling the border. "Accompanied by police

Russia Responds With S-400 Missiles, Warplanes to Su-24 Downing

As Russian President Vladimir Putin said this action will have its consequence and now Russia is deploying S-400 missile defense systems, Cruiser carrier ‘Moskva’ and warplanes in the areas closer to the Turkish-Syrian border in response to yesterday's Su-24 downing incident. The S-400 anti-aircraft missile system will be deployed to the Hmeimim

Turkey shot down Russian su-24 bomber jet in Syrian airspace

Putin calls plane's downing by Turkey 'stab in the back' One of the world's most volatile regions was roiled further Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey said it hit the plane after it repeatedly violated Turkey's airspace and ignored 10 warnings. Turkey and Russia exchanged

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