MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has serious grounds to suspect Turkey of preparing for a military incursion in Syria, where Russian jets are bombing rebel and jihadi fighters, Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday. "The Russian Defence Ministry registers a growing number of signs of hidden preparation of the Turkish armed forces for active actions on the territory of Syria," he said in a statement. The ministry also hit out at Turkey's refusal to allow Russia to make an observation in early February over Turkish areas adjacent to Syria, saying "no specific explanation" was given by Ankara. "The Russian Defence Ministry regards these actions of the Turkish party as a dangerous precedent and an attempt to hide the illegal military activity near the Syrian border," it said. Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that agreement on the observation flight over Turkey requested by Russia under the Treaty on Open Skies could not be reached on the mission plan, so it did not occur. In November Turkish jets shot down a Russian plane flying in Syria, a move described by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "dastardly stab in the back". Russian jets have been striking rebel and jihadi fighters for four months in Syria, including Islamic State militants as well as fighters backed by Turkey and Gulf Arab states, angering the Turkish government. Konashenkov said Russian aircraft had carried out 237 sorties in Syria over the past three days, hitting 875 "terrorist" targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir al-Zor, Konashenkov said. (Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe and Dominic Evans)
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- Kansas City Star
“I knew how much it meant to Tom, and I was willing to trade.”
- E! News
A little over a week after Travis Barker’s grandiose proposal, Kourtney Kardashian is still on cloud nine. Want proof? See the star strip down for a celebratory photo.
The former guy had a meltdown over his once-favorite network for running ads critical of him.
The airline ceased operations, leaving thousands of workers unemployed and others with lower pay on a new carrier, union reps say.
According to royal experts and correspondents, the Palace was "misleading" about the Queen's recent hospitalization.
- Rolling Stone
EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff
Two sources are communicating with House investigators and detailed a stunning series of allegations to Rolling Stone, including a promise of a “blanket pardon” from the Oval Office
Angelina Jolie has been bringing her children to the different premieres for her Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, first in Los Angeles, now in Italy.
Manchester United's historic 5-0 thrashing at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool has left manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clinging to his job despite signing a new three-year deal just three months ago.
- NBC News
“No manner or cause of death was determined, and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation,” family attorney Steven Bertolino said.
- In The Know by Yahoo
She felt like she was getting the short end of the stick on this one.
- Kansas City Star
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes acknowledged what’s become clear this season: He’s pressing.
- Hello Beautiful
Draya Michele stepped out for Drake's birthday party rocking a super sexy Lace by Tanaya chain skirt and we can't stop thinking about the jaw-dropping look!
Investigators used dental records to confirm the Elmhurst, Illinois, man's identity.
Raw video of damage in North Bay as storm rips through the Bay Area
A torrent of social media abuse was aimed at India's only Muslim player, the bowler Mohammed Shami, after his side were thrashed by arch rivals Pakistan at the cricket T20 World Cup.
- Yahoo Life
"Welcome to Scorpio [season]," the actress quipped days ahead of her 49th birthday.
- The New York Times
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from the local white high school. The courthouse offered a “colored” water fountain, and the movie theater did not welcome him on the lower floor. As Confederate monuments across t
- Men's Health
Gym footage shows what happened when Thor tested out his hook on unified lightweight world champion Teófimo López
- USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma won at Kansas, but the performance dropped the Sooners two spots to No. 4 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Georgia stayed No. 1.
- College Football News
College Football News Bowl Projections: After Week 8 of the season, where do all the top teams project to go this bowl season? Who are the favorites to get into the College Football Playoff?