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Germany arrests citizen accused of Islamic State membership upon return home

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities have arrested a German citizen accused of being a member of Islamic State upon her return to Germany, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.

Turkey says Kurdish militia attack kills 10 people in Syrian town of Al-Bab

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish Defence Ministry said on Saturday that a car bomb attack by Syrian Kurdish fighters killed 10 people and wounded more than 15 in the northern Syrian border town of Al-Bab, which Turkish forces seized in a 2016 offensive.

Erdogan aide says Russia's Putin planning visit to Turkey in January

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to Turkey in the first week of January, a senior aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.

Turkey says it will not step back from its purchase of Russian defences

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not step back from its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems, a senior aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, two days after talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey sent a U.S. citizen and suspected Islamic State member to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

Turkey removed more than 6,000 Syrians from Istanbul - governor's office

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent more than 6,000 Syrian migrants in Istanbul to temporary housing centres in other provinces since early July, the local governor's office said on Friday, two weeks after a deadline for Syrians not registered in the city to leave.

Russia lands forces at former U.S. air base in northern Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia landed attack helicopters and troops at a sprawling air base in northern Syria vacated by U.S. forces, the Russian Defence Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Friday.