Turkey extends troops’ deployment in Iraq and Syria

Renewal of bill comes two days before scheduled independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Turkey’s parliament has approved the extension of a mandate that allows the deployment of troops in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats. The move on Saturday came two days before an independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region – a…

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Berlin may further ‘rethink’ ties with Ankara after new detentions of Germans in Turkey – Merkel

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 20:37Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 20:47 Get short URL © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters   22 Two German citizens were detained in Turkey under unknown circumstances this week, prompting Chancellor Angela Merkel to announce that Berlin should “react decisively” this time and further “reconsider” ties with Ankara. Merkel’s main rival…

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