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Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says cannot stop IS volunteers travelling to Syria via Turkey

Ahmet DavutogluLondon, Jan 22 : Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has warned that the swarm of jihadi volunteers travelling to Syria via Turkey to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) cannot be stopped.

According to the Independent, with authorities unable to close the porous 510-mile border between the two countries, Davutoglu said that Turkey could not put "soldiers everywhere on the border".

The Turkish government has been accused of doing little to prevent the Western jihadists from crossing into Syria.

Turkey's long border with Syria is an open gate for pro-IS jihadists and a part of the border is now controlled by IS. (ANI)

Turkey shuts down Youtube

Turkey shuts down YoutubeAnkara, March 28 - Turkey's Telecommunications Directorate Thursday blocked access to popular social network Youtube hours after a leaked voice recording of a high-level security meeting on Syria was published on this website, the media reported.

In the voice recording, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, National Intelligence Organisation Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu and Deputy Chief of General Staff General Yasar Guler were heard discussing possible intervention into Syria, Xinhua quoted Dogan news agency as saying.

Turkish officials say controversial tv show to continue airing

Turkish officials say controversial tv show to continue airingIstanbul  - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday that a controversial television drama which Israel accuses of causing incitement against it, will not be taken off the air.

The TV programme Ayirlik ("separation") shows Israeli soldiers killing Palestinian children in Gaza. In one of the scenes, an Israeli soldier shoots an unarmed little girl at point-blank range.

Turkish foreign minister travels to Syria as relations warm

Turkish foreign minister travels to Syria as relations warmIstanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Tuesday travelled to Syria for the first meeting of a high-level strategic council the two countries recently established.

Davutoglu, who is being accompanied by 10 cabinet members, would also sign an agreement with his Syrian counterpart to abolish visa requirements between the two countries.

Turkish Fminister discusses water and trade in Iraq

Turkish Fminister discusses water and trade in Iraq Baghdad - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday, during a visit to Iraq, that his country will adopt a water policy that serves both countries interests.

"We have fulfilled a pledge to increase Iraq's quota of water to over 500 cubic meters per second," said Davutoglu, adding that his country was considering another increase.

Turkish foreign minister arrives in Baghdad

Baghdad  - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Baghdad Tuesday for a day of talks expected to focus on boosting Turkish-Iraqi cooperation on trade and water resources.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari greeted Davutoglu at the airport, Turkey's Anatolia News Agency reported.

Davutoglu is scheduled to meet: Iyad al-Samarrai, the speaker of the Iraqi parliament; Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdel-Mahdi; and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. He is to return to Turkey Tuesday evening. (dpa)




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