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Fatality in Istanbul suggests that Turkey is hiding a major coronavirus accident

ISTANBUL – For weeks now, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented Turkey’s performance in dealing with the corona virus as one of the most successful in the world, as he has strict control over the outbreak information. The Presidential Palace conducted a carefully staged propaganda campaign to ensure that reports of hospitals, tombs, and grieving relatives were virtually nonexistent. Doctors …

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Turkey sentenced 20 Saudis to murder Khashoggi

Khashoggi, 59, an experienced journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, was killed in October 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team of agents who, according to Turkish and Saudi prosecutors, were deployed to Turkey by senior Saudi officials. After Khashoggi was strangled, his body was dismembered and his remains have yet to be recovered, Turkish officials …

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Turkey deports US ISIS suspects back to the US

The man was first sent to Greece on Monday at the request of the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. But Greece refused to accept him, and he was held in a "buffer zone" between countries for several days. "Following the US commitment to issue a travel document, the necessary procedures have been initiated to send foreign terrorist fighters to the …

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Delivery of the American IS suspect on the border through Turkey

Copyright DHA / DHA / AFP about Getty Images Caption [19659005] The deported man is allegedly a detained member of the Islamic State Group Turkey will extradite a US citizen suspected of being a militant Islamic state after being denied entry to Greece and stranded on the border between the two countries. The alleged militant is extradited to the USA. …

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James Le Mesurier, co-founder of White Helmets, found dead in Turkey

Image Rights James Le Mesurier / Twitter Caption James Le Mesurier received an OBE for his work with White Helmet volunteers in Syria A former British army officer, honored by the Queen for his work with the White Helmets Civil Defense Group in Syria, was found dead in Turkey. The body of James Le Mesurier, who received an OBE in …

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US believes that reports that Turkey has abused US-supplied weapons in Syria are "credible."

"In accordance with our end-use monitoring agreements, the US is always investigating credible allegations," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Carla Gleason told CNN on Wednesday. A US defense official told CNN that the US government currently believes that the allegations that Turkey has breached the end-use monitoring agreements are "credible" and prompt the review. The news comes when Trump confirmed that …

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Turkey announces the arrest of the wife of the slain ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

Turkey has captured a woman from the killed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday. "The US said Baghdadi had killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about it, "Erdogan said, according to Reuters. "But I am announcing it here for the first time: We have captured his wife and …

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According to official sources, Baghdadi's sister is captured by Turkey

Little is known about Baghdadi's sister Rasmiya Awad (65), but Ankara hopes her capture will provide a wealth of information about the militant group. "This kind of thing is an intelligence gold mine What it knows Information about ISIS can greatly expand our understanding of the group and help us catch more bad guys," said the Turkish official. Awad was …

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