Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ordered Turkey's State Supervisory Council (DDK) to conduct a special probe into the Ankara bombings that killed 97 people. "I ordered State Supervisory Council to undertake a comprehensive examination and investigation to handle this issue from a different perspective," Erdogan told reporters in Ankara. The DDK is an inspection body attached to the Turkish presidency.
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has begun bombing Islamic State insurgents with help from a new intelligence center with staff from Russia, Iran and Syria, a senior parliamentary figure said on Tuesday about cooperation seen as a threat to U.S. interests in the region. The center has been operational for about a week, and it provided intelligence for air strikes on a gathering of middle-level Islamic State figures, Hakim al Zamili, the head of parliament's defense and security committee, told Reuters.