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Syria Issues Turkey Travel Warning, Irony Ensues

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

In an odd announcement that has led some to point out the irony of the situation, Syria issued a Turkey travel warning, cautioning its citizens to avo...

Clinton: NATO Patriot Missile Decision Sends 'Clear Message' To Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says NATO's decision to send Patriot missiles to Turkey is a clear message to Syria: T...

NATO OKs Patriot Missiles For Turkey's Border With Syria

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO announced Tuesday that it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against th...

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Planes To Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

HACIPASA, Turkey, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military ...

Syrian Plane Had Military Comms, Says Report

AP | SUZAN FRASER and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Escalating tensions with Russia, Turkey defended its forced landing of a Syrian passenger jet en route from Moscow to Damascus,...

Syria And Turkey Exchange Fire As Border Tensions Mount

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of th...

Turkey, Syria and the Geopolitics of Identity

Peter Henne | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Peter Henne

The Syrian shelling of Akcakale -- a Turkish village on the Syrian border -- and Turkey's military response against Syrian targets was shocking. How did the Turkish-Syrian relations go from close-and-getting-closer to on-the-brink-of-war?

Turkey Approves 'Use Of Force' In Syria

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey sanctioned further military action against Syria on Thursday and bombarded targets across the border with artillery fo...

Turkey Attacks Syria For 2nd Day

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey fired on Syrian targets for a second day Thursday but said it has no intention of declaring war, despite tensions afte...

Fighting In Syria's Largest City Intensifies

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KILIS, Turkey -- More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest ...

Clinton To Visit Turkey For Syria Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

LILONGWE, Malawi -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Istanbul this coming week for talks with Turkish officials over the wors...

Turkey's Syria Dilemma

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

The latest developments in Northern Syria have agitated Turkey, which has discovered that its most important domestic security concern is now tangled up with the fallout from the Arab revolutions.

Turkey Closes Syrian Border To Trade

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Ozge Ozbilgin ANKARA, July 25 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its border gates with Syria to commercial traffic due to worsening secu...

Turkish Officials Say Syrian Forces Deliberately Set Border Fires

AP | MEHMET GUZEL | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

YAYLADAGI, Turkey -- Turkish firefighters were battling several blazes along the Turkish-Syria border on Wednesday in areas that thousands of Syrians ...

Assad: 'We Are In A State Of War, So Every Unidentified Plane Is An Enemy Plane'

AP | AYA BATRAWY and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

CAIRO — Syrian opposition groups struggled to form a united leadership Tuesday at a meeting in Cairo that exposed the vast disagreements that ha...

Turkey Says Assad Helping Kurdish Rebels

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Syria is allowing Kurdish rebels who are fighting Turkish forces to establish bases in Syrian territory, as ties between the two nei...