Turkey strikes back after Syrian shells kill Turkish troops

Turkey strikes back after Syrian shells kill Turkish troops

Turkey said on Monday (3 February) its military hit dozens of Syrian government targets after eight Turkish military personnel were killed by shelling in Idlib in northwest Syria, where fighting threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Turkey and Russia are on opposing sides in the fighting in Idlib and, though they work together elsewhere in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Russian officials had been told they should “stand aside” in the conflict around Idlib. Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkish forces had hit 54 targets in Idlib…

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M&C Saatchi under financial supervision, after the accounting scandal

M&C Saatchi under financial supervision, after the accounting scandal

The financial watchdog has launched an investigation into M&C Saatchi after the advertising agency revealed an accounting scandal last year. Its co-founder Maurice Saatchi and three other directors quit in the wake of the scandal and the agency has been left in freefall, with its market value tumbling by almost three-quarters since last summer. The Financial Conduct Authority asked M&C Saatchi, which created a £42m ad campaign for the FCA in 2017 featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, to provide information regarding the £11.6m in accounting errors in December. The FCA has…

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