In Turkey

Three PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Turkish security forces were able to persuade three more YPG/PKK terrorists to surrender, the Interior Ministry said on Jan. 25.

The terrorists surrendered at Turkey's southeastern Habur border gate with Iraq.

A total of 15 terrorists have surrendered since the beginning of this year with support from their families.

Turkey brings 10 wounded from Somalia

Turkey has brought wounded people in a suicide attack in Mogadishu over the weekend, to the capital Ankara on Jan. 21.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told Anadolu Agency that transport aircraft belongs to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) was transformed into an air ambulance to bring 10 injured in the attack on the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkey nabs suspect over killing of Turkish diplomat in Erbil

Turkish security forces on Jan. 21 nabbed a suspect allegedly linked to an armed attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in northern Iraq last July.

He was arrested in a joint operation by the provincial police forces and the Turkish Intelligence Organization (MİT) in the southeastern border province of Şırnak as he attempted to cross to Turkey.

Turkish foreign minister meets Iraqi Kurd leader

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday met Nechirvan Barzani, president of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

The closed-door meeting took place on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where the two leaders discussed heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, according to diplomatic sources.

Turkish, Russian defense chiefs discuss regional issues

Turkish defense minister discussed regional issues with his Russian counterpart over the phone, an official statement from Russia said on Jan. 20.

Turkey's Hulusi Akar spoke to Russia's Sergey Shoygu, according to Russia's National Defense Ministry.

The officials discussed recent developments in the region and North Africa.

Turkish plane takes off to bring wounded from Somalia

Members of the National Medical Rescue Team departed for Somalia's capital on Jan. 21 to bring those wounded in a suicide car bombing over the weekend back to Turkey.

At least three people were killed and 20 others injured, including several Turkish nationals, when a suicide car bomb targeted a police convoy escorting Turkish contractors in Mogadishu on Jan. 18.

Turkey deports foreign terrorist to Denmark

Turkey deported a foreign terrorist to Denmark, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry on Jan. 16. 

Without naming the terrorist group, the ministry said in a statement that Turkey will continue returning foreign terrorists to their home countries.

Turkey deported nearly 780 foreign terrorists back to their countries in 2019.

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