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A composite image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; footage from a Turkish strike on Syrian targets, as published by Turkey's defense ministry; and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turkey is crushing Syria’s army after wiping out its heavy armor with superior tech, daring Russia to step in and save them

Turkey used drones and F-16s to decimate Bashar al-Assad's forces this weekend, leaving them unable to protect frontline armor and artillery units.
A group of migrants waiting on no man's land between Turkey and Greece, at Turkey's Pazarkule border crossing with Greece's Kastanies on Friday.

Turkey is threatening to push a new refugee crisis onto Europe after its vicious conflict in Syria hit a tipping point

A Turkish official told Reuters the country would no longer stop Syrian refugees from heading to Europe via its borders, prompting EU and NATO panic.
A refugee camp near Idlib in northern Syria.

Turkey is now basically at war with Syria, thanks to Russian bombing that is driving 1 million refugees toward Europe

The fighting threatens to send 1 million refugees into Turkey, which has already taken in nearly four million since the Syrian war began.
A map showing the northwest of Syria, the arena for much of the current conflict between Turkish and Syrian forces.

Turkey is so worried about allowing millions of refugees across its border that it’s risking a catastrophic war with Syria

Syrian troops killed five Turkish soldiers in northern Syria Monday, the latest escalation between the two nations in an increasingly tense fight.

A passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke into pieces in Turkey, killing three and injuring 179

The plane appeared to break into pieces after it skidded off the runway. One person was killed, and 157 were injured.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan by hiding in a musical-instrument crate. Now 3 men are wanted in connection with his daring getaway....

After evading immigration officers by hiding in oversize luggage, Ghosn flew to Lebanon, prosecutors said.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life

"Asked to grade Trump on his support for democracy at home and around the world, I'd give him an F," one expert on authoritarianism told Insider.
Traders work at their desks on the floor of the Borsa Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey October 13, 2017.

These 10 global stock markets are surging the most as US-Iran tensions settle — headlined by huge gains in Turkey

Iran "appears to be standing down" after launching missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops, President Trump said in a Wednesday statement.
Carlos Ghosn.

Pressure is mounting on fugitive Carlos Ghosn as authorities make arrests and the probe into his mysterious escape heats up

The former executive may have broken Lebanese law by visiting Israel, a group of lawyers contend, potentially throwing his safe haven into jeopardy.