US seeks to defuse diplomatic spat with Turkey

Turkey had earlier summoned US ambassador to Ankara, infuriated by conditionality of initial US statement. The United States has attempted to de-escalate a diplomatic dispute with NATO ally Turkey, which had earlier summoned the US ambassador about a statement on the killing of 13 kidnapped Turks in Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had lashed […]

Thirteen Turkish civilians killed as anti-PKK operation ends

Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq killed 13 Turkish civilians as military operations against the group began last week, Turkey’s military chief has said. Turkish forces completed a military operation in the area with 48 Kurdish fighters and three Turkish soldiers killed during three days of clashes, according to Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar. In […]