Sanliurfa

Explosions at armory in Turkey's Sanliurfa wound 17

Explosions at armory in Turkey's Sanliurfa wound 17

Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian. Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions …

U.S. delegation arrives in Turkey's Sanliurfa

U.S. delegation arrives in Turkey's Sanliurfa

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey’s province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned safe zone in neighboring Syria, Turkish authorities said. Work to …

Turkey's military shipment arrives at Syrian border

Turkey's military shipment arrives at Syrian border

Turkey's 12-vehicle military convoy, including armored vehicles carrying commando units and buses, arrived in the province's Ceylanpinar district as part of Turkey's recent military reinforcements along the border with Syria. …

Two Turkish soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

Two Turkish soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said. The Turkish army said the soldiers were on guard in southeastern Sanliurfa …

Shopkeeper pelts armed attacker with tomatoes (VIDEO)

Shopkeeper pelts armed attacker with tomatoes (VIDEO)

A greengrocer fought off an attacker who was armed with a huge shotgun by pelting him with tomatoes from his shop. The bizarre incident happened in the Sanliurfa Province of Turkey when an armed attacker entered the shop of greengrocer …

Three police officers killed in Turkey's Sanliurfa

Three police officers killed in Turkey's Sanliurfa

A youth shot dead three Turkish police officers and wounded three others at a bus station in the city of Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey before he was also shot dead, the Anadolu Agency reports. The  Sanliurfa Governor Gungor Azim …

Turkey to deploy new missile systems along Syrian border

Turkey to deploy new missile systems along Syrian border

The Turkish government plans to install new air-defense systems in its southern provinces. "We need better protection in that part of the border. Air defense is more a priority than deterrence or offensive capabilities," …

Five Turkish citizens jailed for insulting Erdogan

Five Turkish citizens jailed for insulting Erdogan

Five men have been jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Agence France-Presse reports. The five from the southern province of Sanliurfa were accused of damaging the president on social media, …

Dozens of members of Kurdish factions detained in Turkey

Dozens of members of Kurdish factions detained in Turkey

Turkey’s police detained 10 members of the Party of Democratic Union and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Ceylanpinar district of the province of Sanliurfa. In addition, 14 people suspected of having …

Major terrorist attack prevented in southwestern Turkey

Major terrorist attack prevented in southwestern Turkey

A major terrorist attack has been prevented in Sanliurfa province in  southwestern Turkey.  A truck with five tons of explosives was detained as a result of a police raid. The police found a detailed map of …