In Turkey

YPG/PKK bombing injures 11 civilians in al-Bab, Syria

At least 11 civilians were wounded in a bomb attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on May 10.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorist group targeted an Operation Euphrates Shield area.

At least 11 innocent civilians were injured, one of them critically, in the attack, it added.

ISIL suspect held for attacking Turk shops in Germany

A suspected ISIL member has been arrested in Germany following a series of arson attacks on shops owned by Turkish immigrants, police announced on May 10.

Robert Kopp, police chief for the Upper Bavaria region, told a news conference that the suspect arrested late on Friday confessed that he carried out the attacks in recent weeks in the southeastern town of Waldkraiburg.

New flights to US planned to bring Turkish nationals home

Turkish Airlines has scheduled special flights to New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami for Turkish citizens stranded in the U.S. because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country's flag carrier will evacuate citizens back home from New York and Chicago on May 15, Houston on May 16 and Miami on May 17, according to a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

Two gendarmeries killed in clash with terrorists

Two Turkish gendarmeries were killed in eastern Turkey in a clash with terrorists, the Interior Ministry said on May 2.

In a statement, the ministry said that four gendarmeries were also injured in the eastern Bitlis province during an anti-terror operation in the region.

The operation is still ongoing, the statement added.

Turkish, European Commision presidents discuss COVID-19

Turkish and European Commission leaders on May 1 held a phone talk to discuss matters of mutual interests, Turkey's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

According to the statement, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen discussed cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus, bilateral ties, and regional issues.

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