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Turkey Bombs Iraq Following Kurdish PKK Terror Attack

The government of Turkey announced a bombing campaign on Sunday consisting of airstrikes on 20 alleged strategic positions within the borders of Iraq, a response to a suicide attack against the Turkish General Directorate of Security in Ankara this weekend.

TOPSHOT - Members of Turkish Police Special Forces secure the area near the Interior Ministry following a bomb attack in Ankara, on October 1, 2023, leaving two police officers injured. The interior ministry said on October 1, 2023, that two attackers arrived in a commercial vehicle around 9:30 am (0630 …

Azerbaijan Pursues ‘Elimination of the Entire Christian Population and Its Churches’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

The congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, chaired by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the plight of Armenian Christians trapped by an Azerbaijani blockade in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. The commission heard testimony from experts who said Azerbaijan’s actions clearly constituted genocide, with complicity from Turkey and the Islamist forces it has dispatched into the region.

Arthur Sahakyan, 63, prays inside the damaged Ghazanchetsots (Holy Saviour) Cathedral in the historic city of Shusha, some 15 kilometers from the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province's capital Stepanakert, that was hit by a bomb during the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway region, on October 13, 2020. - Nagorno-Karabakh …

Zelensky Fumes as NATO Mulls Non-Member Deal for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appears to be unhappy with reports that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit currently underway in Vilnius, Lithuania will culminate with an offer of increased support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion, but not an offer of full membership in NATO.

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Turkish Opposition Documents Thousands of Ballot Box Irregularities in Presidential Election

Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), on Wednesday filed complaints about thousands of alleged irregularities at ballot boxes in Sunday’s election, when incumbent authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dramatically outperformed his poll numbers and came within half a point of winning an immediate victory over favored challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

General view at CHP provincial headquarters on May 15, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey voted at the ballot box to elect its 13th President and 28th Term parliament, who will serve for five years. (Photo by Hakan Akgun / dia images via Getty Images)

Three Voters Die of Heart Attacks During Turkish Election

Turkey’s tense presidential election, which will conclude with a runoff between incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu, saw three elderly voters in three different cities tragically die of heart attacks on Sunday.

Supporters of Turkish CHP party leader and Nation Alliance's presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu wave Turkish flags during an election campaign rally in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, May 12, 2023. Turkey is heading toward presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ali Unal)

Turkey: Third-Party Presidential Candidate Drops out Claiming He Was Photoshopped into Israeli Porn

Challengers to Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denounced a series of dirty tricks during this year’s presidential race in the last week before Sunday’s election, including Erdoğan airing a video falsely linking top opponent Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to terrorists and a third-party candidate claiming doctored images have surfaced featuring him in Israeli pornography.

ISTANBUL, TURKIYE - APRIL 30: Chairman of Homeland (Memleket) Party and presidential candidate, Muharrem Ince makes a speech as part of an election campaign ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in Umraniye district of Istanbul, Turkiye on April 30, 2023. (Photo by Arife Karakum/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)