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Turkey commemorates veterans on Veterans Day

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has received war veterans at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, on Sept. 19, the national Veterans Day.

Number of Syrians in Turkey exceed 3.6 million: Minister

The number of Syrian migrants in Turkey has surpassed 3.6 million, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said, while adding that more than 350,000 people have returned to their war-hit country following Turkey's cross-border security operations.

Mothers' sit-in protest against PKK growing

On Sept. 19, another family joined a sit-in protest in southeastern Turkey outside the provincial office of a Turkish opposition party accused by the government of having links to the PKK terror group.         

Turkey, US to establish patrol bases in Syria safe zone: Defense minister

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has conveyed Turkey's intention to establish patrol bases with the United States in northeastern Syria in a bid to efficiently conduct ground patrol missions in the safe zone in the same way the Turkish Armed Forces has done in the fight against the PKK in northern Iraq.

Main opposition CHP to hold Syria conference

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will hold an International Syria Conference on Sep. 28 in Istanbul, according to a party statement on Sept. 18.       

Turkey drops espionage charges against 2 Greek servicemen

A Turkish prosecutor has dropped military espionage charges against two Greek servicemen who were detained in March 2018 after accidentally crossing the border into Turkey in bad weather, reports say.

Turkey to initiate own plans if safe zone deal fails: Erdoğan

A safe zone to bet set up in northeastern Syria jointly by Turkey and the U.S. can host two to three million Syrians, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, reiterating that Turkey can no longer cope with the growing refugee problem alone and calling on the EU to expand burden-sharing.

Oscar nominee 'Commitment' to make debut

Turkey's 2020 Oscar Awards candidate, Commitment - Aslı, is set to make its debut in Turkey on Sept. 20.         

New phase begins in Turkey's northern Iraq operation

A new phase in Turkey's counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq has begun, with new commando forces sent to the region, Turkey's Defense Ministry announced on Sept. 18.

Turkey sees all-time high number of held migrants

The number of irregular migrants in Turkey reached an all-time high of over 269,000 between this Jan. 1 and Sept. 12, according to official state data.

Turkey to speed up efforts for EU visa liberalization

Turkey's president published a circular on Sept. 18 in the Official Gazette on accelerating the country's efforts to meet criteria for the process of visa liberalization dialogue with the European Union.       

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