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Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo has been divided between government and militant groups since 2012. Operation to liberate the eastern districts of the city started in mid-November and ended on 13 Decembers with driving militants out of the strategic city.
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989

Turkey

Turkish Parliament Votes for Erdogan Empowerment Bill
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Turkish Parliament Votes for Erdogan Empowerment Bill

Saturday 21 January 2017
Turkish parliament has voted to approve the controversial bill aimed at boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan power
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Turkey No Longer Insists on Syrian President’s Removal: Deputy PM
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Turkey No Longer Insists on Syrian President’s Removal: Deputy PM

Friday 20 January 2017
Alwaght- In a blatant turnabout, Turkey admitted Ankara can no longer insist on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation as a precondition for resolving Syrian.
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Turkey Gets Ready to Hold Referendum Campaigns over Draft Constitution: PM
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Turkey Gets Ready to Hold Referendum Campaigns over Draft Constitution: PM

Thursday 19 January 2017
Alwaght- Turkish political parties are preparing to hold referendum campaigns over the proposed provocative constitutional reform package which would give the president sweeping executive powers, Turkey’s prime minister said on Thursday.
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Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge
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Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge

Thursday 19 January 2017
Turkey, as ever, uses force-based ways to find solution for the Kurdish cause, something tried for past four decades.
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Turkey Arrests 243 More Military Staff over Coup Links
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Turkey Arrests 243 More Military Staff over Coup Links

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Turkish government will arrest another 243 military staff after their arrest warrant was issued by prosecutors on Wednesday
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Turkey to Give 142 Yrs. in Prison to Opposition Leader
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Turkey to Give 142 Yrs. in Prison to Opposition Leader

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Turkish government in seeking a punishment of 142 years in prison for one of the main pro-Kurd opposition figures
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Bomb Attack Kills Four Police Officers in Turkey
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Bomb Attack Kills Four Police Officers in Turkey

Tuesday 17 January 2017
A terrorist attack by PKK members at a patrol vehicle killed four police officers in the southern and Kurdish-populated province of Diyarbakir
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Turkey Arrests Istanbul Nightclub Assailant
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Turkey Arrests Istanbul Nightclub Assailant

Tuesday 17 January 2017
The assailant behind the deadly New Year’s Eve attack on a night club in Turkey’s Istanbul has been arrested by police.
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Why Turkey Insists on US Role in Astana Syria Talks?
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Why Turkey Insists on US Role in Astana Syria Talks?

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Turkey has been pushing for the US to be invited in the upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.
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Turkish Incursions into Syria Killed 250 Civilians, Injured over 1,100
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Turkish Incursions into Syria Killed 250 Civilians, Injured over 1,100

Monday 16 January 2017
Turkish incursions into Syrian territories claimed to fight the ISIS terrorists, has killed 250 civilians so far
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At Least 32 Killed after Turkish Cargo Jet Crashed in Kyrgyzstan
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At Least 32 Killed after Turkish Cargo Jet Crashed in Kyrgyzstan

Monday 16 January 2017
Alwaght- At least 32 people were killed after Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed on Monday near the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.
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Deep Gaps,Turkey’s Security Crisis
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Deep Gaps,Turkey’s Security Crisis

Monday 16 January 2017
The Turkish national security is hit by divisions in all levels of the society.
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Turkey Arrests Erdogan’s Ex-Security Chief over Failed Coup
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Turkey Arrests Erdogan’s Ex-Security Chief over Failed Coup

Friday 13 January 2017
Alwaght- Turkey government has arrested the former head of President Erdogan’s security staff over alleged ties with US-based opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having masterminded the mid-July coup attempt last year.
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Scuffle at Turkey Parliament over Erdogan’s Bill for Constitutional Change
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Scuffle at Turkey Parliament over Erdogan’s Bill for Constitutional Change

Thursday 12 January 2017
Turkish lawmakers brawled in parliament amid debates over a controversial bill on constitutional amendments, which would expand the powers of the president.
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Erdogan Closer to His Dream as Turkish MPs Approve Constitutional Change
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Erdogan Closer to His Dream as Turkish MPs Approve Constitutional Change

Tuesday 10 January 2017
During the first round of voting on the constitutional changes presented by the ruling party, Turkish parliament members gave an approval vote

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