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Russia says Turkey’s military action in Syria would be ‘unacceptable’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lambasted Turkey’s declared plans to launch a new military campaign in northern Syria, stressing that an escalation of military actions in the war-ravaged country would be “unacceptable.” Lavrov made the remark at a press conference alongside his visiting Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, in the …

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Eight Turkish citizens kidnapped Haiti: Consul

Eight Turkish citizens were kidnapped while traveling by bus in Haiti, the Turkish consul said on Monday, as the Caribbean country struggles with a surge of attacks by increasingly powerful gangs. The group was taken hostage on Sunday as they drove to the capital Port-au-Prince from the neighboring Dominican Republic, …

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Rockets target Ain al-Asad military base in western Iraq

A barrage of rockets has reportedly landed close to an airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, where American military forces are stationed. News outlets reported that at least four BM-21 Grad rockets were launched at Ain al-Asad Airbase, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the capital Baghdad, …

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Germany summons Turkish envoy over Kavala verdict

Germany summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Berlin on Friday to protest a sentence of life in prison that a Turkish court handed to a prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist. Western governments and rights groups strongly criticized this week’s ruling which found Osman Kavala guilty of attempting to overthrow the …

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