All posts tagged Turkey

Bulgarian Turkish border area near Matochina photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
October 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet has approved a reshuffle of funding to pay for three steps to improve land border security, the government media office said on October 1. The cabinet approved […]

A U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

US confirms airstrikes near Turkey – Syria border

October 1, 2014, by VOANews

U.S.-led airstrikes hit near a key Syrian border town for a second day, as Kurdish fighters defend the area from Islamic State militants. The U.S. mil ...

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Turkish MPs to vote on military action against ‘Islamic State’

October 1, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey has deployed tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria as the Turkish parliament prepares to authorize military action agai ...

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Bulgarian populist BWC party blocks Turkish border

October 1, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Populist party Bulgaria Without Censorship (BWC), led by former talk show host Nikolai Barekov, blocked the country’s three border checkpoints with ...

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    Turkish tanks take up positions at the Syrian border
    September 30, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The situation at Turkey’s border with Syria is tense, with the Jihadists continuing their advance to the town of Kobani. Dozens of tanks of the Turkish army have taken positions at “point […]

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    130 000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as IS nears border
    September 23, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    More than 130,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey from Syria in the past few days, as the jihadist group Islamic State bears down on the Syrian border town of Kobane.  […]

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    Turkey closes border to Syrian refugees
    September 21, 2014, by VOANews

    Clashes erupted on September 21 2014 as Turkey closed its border with northern Syria to halt a massive influx of Kurdish refugees fleeing the juggernaut of Islamic State militants. Turkey opened […]