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Turkey to fully protect rights in E Med, Libya, Aegean: Erdoğan

Turkey is fully focused on protecting its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and the Aegean, the nation's president said on Aug. 15.

Turkey is also focused on stopping terrorist groups in Syria and northern Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in Rize on the Turkish Black Sea, speaking to the public and local members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Turkey to continue operations in Iraq if Baghdad overlooks PKK presence: Ministry

Turkey will continue its cross-border operations against the illegal PKK group in northern Iraq if Baghdad continues to overlook the group's presence in the region, the Foreign Ministry said on Aug. 13, urging Iraqi authorities to cooperate with Ankara.

Turkey still blocking defense plans for Poland, Baltics, say NATO allies

Turkey continues to block NATO defense plans for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal in London last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defense official said on Wednesday.

Diplomats said while Ankara has approved the plan, known as Eagle Defender, it has not allowed NATO military chiefs to put it into action.

Suspects detained over alleged Syria terror links

Provincial security forces in Turkey's south held six suspects allegedly linked to terrorist groups in Syria on June 11.  

Security forces in Adana province began inspections on the six suspects, whose addresses were surrounded and searched during the operations.

The suspects were taken to police headquarters following health controls.

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