Saturday , August 19 2017

Politics

Erdogan: Strikes on Syrian Kurds ‘legitimate defence’

A handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Prime minister press office on February 18, 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) visiting a victim of Ankara terror attack at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in Ankara. 
Turkey blamed Kurdish militants based inside the country and in Syria for a car bombing targeting a military convoy in Ankara that killed 28 people and risked a new escalation of the Syrian conflict
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Ankara / AFP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his country’s fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria as “legitimate defence”, after international powers urged Ankara to rein in its cross-border bombardments. Turkey has been shelling targets in northern Syria for the past week in a bid to stem the ...

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US embassy raises alarm at fighting in northern Myanmar

(FILES) This file picture taken on January 16, 2014 shows soldiers of the Taaung National Liberation Army (TNLA), a Palaung ethnic armed group, standing guard outside a village in Mantong township, in Myanmar's northern Shan state. Over 3,000 people have fled their homes in northern Myanmar following clashes between two ethnic rebel groups, the United Nations said February 16, 2016, raising fears the government's fragile peace efforts could be fracturing. Heavy fighting in the northern state of Shan broke out last week between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS).  AFP PHOTO / FILES / Ye Aung THU / AFP / Ye Aung Thu

Yangon / AFP The US embassy in Yangon said it was “deeply concerned” over clashes involving ethnic armed groups and the military in northern Myanmar that have displaced thousands of people, warning that the violence threatened to unravel the country’s delicate peace process. Heavy bouts of fighting broke out last ...

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