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Israel suffers first fatality after Turkish PM Erdoğan said 'Hamas bombs' don't kill

The Israeli military has announced a rocket fired by Hamas in Gaza killed an Israeli civilian as the first fatality in the latest fighting, hours after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan questioned the lethality of "the Hamas bombs."

Erdoğan claims Israel’s mentality ‘no different from Hitler’ as daughter joins Istanbul protest

Israel’s approach to the Palestinians is no different to the mentality of Adolf Hitler, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing Israel of committing “systematic atrocity and state terror” against the Palestinians since 1948.

Israel’s mentality 'no different from Hitler’s': Turkish PM Erdoğan

Israel’s approach to the Palestinians is no different to the mentality of Adolf Hitler, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing Israel of committing “systematic atrocity and state terror” against the Palestinians since 1948.

Hundreds of Kurds enter Syria to fight ISIL as Turkey increases security on Rojava border

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have entered the predominantly Syrian Kurdish region known as Rojava in recent days to battle jihadists besieging the Kurdish city of Kobane, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdul Rahman said July 14, as the Turkish army beefed up its security on the border.

Turkey increases security on Rojava border as ISIL offensive on Kobane intensifies

The Turkish army has increased the number of troops along its border with northeastern Syria – the pre-dominantly Kurdish region known as Rojava – as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to attack villages close to the border in an attempt to capture Kobane.

Turkey seizes smuggled Syrian fuel worth 6.7 mln liras in 45 days

Turkey has seized over 6.7-million Turkish Liras’ worth of smuggled fuel at the Syrian border over a 45-day period, the customs minister has announced.

The announcement comes as the government is intensifying efforts to battle against fuel being smuggled from Syria, while seeking to soothe concerns over what has become an increasing threat to the energy market.

Turkish unemployment lowest in 10 months

Unemployment in Turkey fell to 9 percent in April, marking its lowest point in 10 months, official data has shown.

The monthly unemployment rate was recorded at 9 percent in April, as there were 2.6 million people seeking employment during this period, which comprises of March to May, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has announced.

Turkey urges UN Security council to allow humanitarian access through border crossings under FSA control

The U.N. Security Council authorized on July 14 humanitarian convoys to enter through four border crossings, across Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, without the approval of the government in Damascus. The resolution will allow aid deliveries to take place at Turkey’s Cilvegözü (Bab al-Hawa) and Öncüpınar (Bab al-Salam) border gates into areas held by Syrian rebels.

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