Turkey says it will not hand over al-Bab to the Syrian regime after it drives Daesh out of the northern Syrian town. Turkish-backed opposition forces are on the outskirts of the town as regime forces make inroads in the region.
Police identified the suspect as Abdulgadir Masharipov, who is believed to be responsible for killing 39 people at Reina nightclub in Istanbul.
Two suspected assailants tried to enter a police station in the southeastern city on the border with Syria. Police killed one armed man, while a second was still at large.
The Turkish government says the nationwide state of emergency was extended over concerns about the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation, accused of staging the failed July 15 coup.
The shooter is alleged to have arrived in Istanbul in November. Police have released a video of the suspect and said they have fingerprints that link him to the deaths of 39 revellers at the Reina nightclub.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says the Istanbul nightclub attack was a ‘message' against Turkey's anti-terror campaign in Syria.
The public bus was carrying civilians and off-duty military personnel when it was targetted by a car bomb near Erciyes University in Kayseri.
Thirty policemen and seven civilians were among the dead in the twin attacks outside a soccer stadium in the heart of Istanbul.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a gala in Ankara celebrating Turkey's English language public broadcaster.
Syrian Arab fighters refuse to take part in the battle to drive out Daesh from its defacto capital in Syria after YPG went back on its promise to let them take the lead.
Raqqa is Daesh's self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
At least four security personnel have been killed in separate incidents as tensions are on the rise after the arrest of Diyarbakir's co-mayors earlier this week.
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