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22 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

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A Turkish official says 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forcesBy ANDREW WILKS Associated PressFebruary 27, 2020, 9:59 PM1 min readANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish official said early Friday 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Hatay, the Turkish province bordering Syria's Idlib region, said the soldiers were killed Thursday. He said several seriously wounded troops were being treated in hospitals. A total 25 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria Thursday, with another three reported dead in a separate incident earlier in the day.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

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ANKARA, Turkey -- Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in an airstrike in northwestern Syria, Turkey said, after an attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. The deaths came after the Turkish president threatened to expand his nation's involvement in Syria if another one of his troops were hurt. At least 15 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Syria this month amid a crushing offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces aimed at recapturing remaining opposition-held areas in the region. Intent on halting the advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vowed Feb. 12 to take military action “everywhere in Syria” if another Turkish soldier was killed or wounded. The multiple front offensive has triggered the biggest single
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

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Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...
Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy

Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy

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Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey's economy if Turkey goes "off limits" after his surprise decision to pull US forces out of north-eastern Syria.In a series of angry tweets, Mr Trump defended the move that could open the way for Turkey to launch an attack on Kurdish fighters across the border.The withdrawal was heavily criticised even by Mr Trump's Republican allies. Kurdish forces were key US allies in defeating the Islamic State in Syria. The US has some 1,000 troops across Syria and about two dozen had been pulled out from the border area, according to a senior state department official.The withdrawal was described by the main Kurdish-led group as a "stab in the back", and c...
Turkish fund eyes £900m British Steel revival‎ plan

Turkish fund eyes £900m British Steel revival‎ plan

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By Mark Kleinman, City editor The Turkish pension fund plotting a takeover of British Steel is preparing to commit close to £1bn to help fund the company's revival.Sky News has learnt that Ataer Holding, which is poised to enter a formal period of exclusive negotiations to buy British Steel this week, has drawn up a business plan that would involve approximately £900m of investment over several years. The figure is in addition to a support package from the government - revealed by Sky News late last week - that could amount to £300m in the form of grants, indemnities and loans on commercial terms.Ataer is a unit of Oyak, which looks after the pension pots of Turkey's military personnel.Insiders said that the Official Receiver (OR) was likely to announc