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 has seized over 6.7-million Turkish Lirasâ 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.
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 (TÃÄ°K) has announced.
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 Turkeyâs CilvegÃ¶zÃ¼ (Bab al-Hawa) and ÃncÃ¼pÄ±nar (Bab al-Salam) border gates into areas held by Syrian rebels.