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Two Turkish teachers end almost 11-month hunger strike

January 27, 201810:43 am Turkish educators Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca said on Friday they were ending a hunger strike that has lasted 324 days. But they said they would continue to fight against what they dubbed as unjust dismissals during massive purges in Turkey in the wake of a failed …

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Afrin: Kurdish forces call on Damascus in fight against Turkey

January 26, 201810:50 am Kurdish forces in Afrin have called for Syrian military support in their fight against Turkish-backed rebels. Any intervention from Damascus would mark a dramatic shift in alliances in Syria’s seven-year-long war. Syria’s theater of war continued to grow complex on Thursday, as Kurdish authorities in Afrin …

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Turkey vows to widen offensive against Syrian Kurds

January 25, 20183:36 pm Turkey’s president on Wednesday vowed to expand Ankara’s operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria beyond the enclave of Afrin and toward the town of Manbij, which would bring Turkish troops and their Syrian allies closer to US forces supporting the Kurds against the Islamic State …

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Turkey disputes White House readout of Trump-Erdogan call

January 25, 201811:10 am Turkish officials are disputing a White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it does not “accurately reflect” the content of their discussions. The officials said Thursday that contrary to a White House statement, Trump did not voice …

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