The Turkish Interior Ministry released a report on the security situation in the country in the period from October 29 to November 5, 2018. According to report, security forces carried out 2,143 anti-terror operations neutralizing 45 “terrorists”: 25 – killed; 10 – detained; 10 – surrendered themselves. The report stated that Selim Demiroglu and Ilyas…

Turkish security forces arrested seven people linked to ISIS in the Turkish province of Kayseri. Among these seven people were two citizens of the Russian Federation, reported DHA and RIA Novosti. Russian terrorists have been identified as: Rashid Enikeev and Elan Rakhmanov. The Russian Embassy in Turkey is verifying the circumstances of their arrest. According…

Seven Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday 5 October 2018 by an improvised explosive device in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey, the local governor’s office said in a statement. The governor’s office in the Kurdish majority province of Batman blamed the attack on “terrorists” and said a wide operation had been launched to capture…

Israel will not be the only loser when Russia delivers the Russian S-300 air defence missile system to Syria. Turkey will also lose. This is due to his interests in the country led by Bashar Al Assad. This opinion was expressed by experts from the Al Mustaqbal think tank based in the United Arab Emirates,…

Pro-Turkish rebels have cautiously welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement to create a “demilitarized zone” in Idleb province, the last insurgent stronghold in Syria, while jihadists have rejected it. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week overcame their divisions over the fate of this region threatened by a regime offensive, announcing the creation by 15 October…

At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish…

Turkish and Iraqi authorities continued talks this week regarding the opening of a new border crossing between the two countries to circumvent the Kurdistan Region, a proposal in consideration since the Kurds’ push for independence last year. Head of Iraqi Customs Authority, Kadhim al-Aqabi, and Turkey’s ambassador to Baghdad, Fatih Yildiz, sat down Tuesday to…