|PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had no and would not have intention of attacking any country (implying its neighbour Syria) but it would respond to any hostile behaviour. Last week, a Turkish fighter jet was downed by Syria. Syria claimed that the jet was hit in its airspace but Turkey challenged this story, saying that even though its warplane mistakenly entered Syrian airspace for a short period of time it was hit in international airspace. On a separate story, four soldiers were killed yesterday in a clash with the terrorist organisation PKK in the countrys southeast.
The jailed leader of the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a ceasefire on Thursday, ordering armed PKK militants to withdraw from Turkey. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the city of ... more
The Syrian government said the rebel groups foreign supporters, Turkey and Qatar, were responsible for a chemical attack in Aleppo. The countries that back and support the rebels, including ... more
US secretary of state John Kerry was in Ankara on Friday for talks with the Turkish leaders, including PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, focused on the crisis in Syria, ... more