Turkey

2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

   

Militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, used two tons of explosives to attack the station on a highway near the town of Dogubayazit in Agri province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, causing extensive damage to the building, the regional governor's office said in a statement.

The military said four of the injured soldiers were in serious condition.

Iraqi PM speaks out against Turkish airstrikes

In a three-part message posted on his official Twitter account Tuesday, al-Abadi said that the council is committed "not to allow any attack on Turkey from Iraqi territory and called on Turkey to respect good relations."

Turkey launched a wave of airstrikes in Iraq last week targeting militants with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, in the country's northwest.

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

     

"The security of the alliance is indivisible," ambassadors from all 28 NATO nations declared in a joint statement after the meeting, which had been called to assess the threat posed by the Islamic State extremist group and the Turkish response.

They condemned recent terror attacks in Turkey, and called terrorism "a global threat that knows no border, nationality, or religion — a challenge that the international community must fight and tackle together."

US, Turkey aim for IS-free zone in northern Syria

The move is expected to further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

A U.S. official said the creation of an "Islamic State-free zone" would ensure greater security and stability in the Turkish-Syrian border region. However, the official said any joint military efforts with Turkey would not include the imposition of a no-fly zone. 

Turkish president confirms US use of Incirlik base

Erdogan did not elaborate on details of the agreement, which U.S. and Turkish officials had said Erdogan had made in a telephone conversation earlier this week with President Barak Obama.

Confirmation came hours after Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday.