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From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after returning to Ireland Dublin Airport

Lisa Smith arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after returning to Ireland

She arrived at Dublin Airport shortly before 10.30am.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend Turkey

Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend

Depending on how quickly her case is processed by Turkish officials, she could land back in Ireland as soon as tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week Repatriated

Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

From The42 Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot Onwards

Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot

Olivier Giroud coverted the spot-kick that gave his side a 2-1 win over Moldova.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith' Dáil

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey Erdogan

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists' Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists'

Lisa Smith and her child are currently in Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey James Le Mesurier

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks' Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'? Explainer

What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

From TheJournal.ie 'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide Genocide

'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide

The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.

From TheJournal.ie US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire White House

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria Foreign Powers

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids' Cease Fire

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says Ceasefire

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

From TheJournal.ie Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed TOM CLONAN

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds Syria

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

From The42 Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot Euro 2020

Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot

Olivier Giroud put France ahead at the Stade de France but Kaan Ayhan nodded in an equaliser.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say Escaped

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive Kurds

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU Syria

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria? Syria This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?

France has said the EU is to consider the action.

From TheJournal.ie First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria Syria

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

From TheJournal.ie British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody Kurds

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy' Syria

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces Kurds This post contains videos

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria Turkey Shoot

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

From TheJournal.ie In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria White House

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

From The42 Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge finds a new club in Turkey Free Agent

Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge finds a new club in Turkey

The 29-year-old England international has agreed to join Trabzonspor on a three-year deal.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, UEFA Super Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, UEFA Super Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Liverpool faced Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party Istanbul

Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party

The re-run took place after a new election was ordered following the opposition’s victory in March.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election Turkey

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election

Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.

From The42 Deschamps defends Mbappe after intense criticism Out Of Sorts

Deschamps defends Mbappe after intense criticism

The PSG man was below his usual standard on Saturday, but he was no worse than his French team-mates, insists the World Cup-winning coach.

From The42 'I don't remember the last time we were so bad' - Pogba at a loss to explain shock French defeat Je Ne Sais Pas

'I don't remember the last time we were so bad' - Pogba at a loss to explain shock French defeat

Turkey stunned the world champions in their Euro 2020 qualifier.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital AKP

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital

The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.

From TheJournal.ie Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack Diplomatic Tensions

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

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