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14/05/2017 18:59

Turkey-US: strained relations

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From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.

11/05/2017 10:11

Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests

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Turkey on Thursday condemned Germany for granting political asylum to numerous military personnel and their families with alleged links to last year's failed coup, saying the move risked harming relations.

08/05/2017 11:10

Wife seeks release of Turkish businessman held in Malaysia

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The wife of a Turkish businessman detained in Malaysia for alleged terrorism offences made a tearful appeal to the government Monday to release him, saying he is innocent.

07/05/2017 18:31

Gazprom starts construction of gas pipeline to Turkey

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Russian gas firm Gazprom said Sunday construction had begun of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Turkey meant to eventually also serve the European Union.

05/05/2017 06:24

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

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A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, his lawyer said Friday, after two others were taken into custody this week on suspicion of funding the Islamic State group.

25/04/2017 11:56

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

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Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

24/04/2017 08:06

Italian reporter freed in Turkey

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An Italian journalist arrested in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border has been freed after two weeks in detention, Italy's foreign ministry said Monday.

04/01/2017 11:33

Turkey warns Syria talks at risk over truce violations

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Turkey on Wednesday warned that planned Syrian peace talks co-sponsored by Russia were at risk, calling on the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad to halt violations of a ceasefire.

30/11/2016 15:42

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust «tyrant» Assad

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The Kremlin on Wednesday demanded an explanation after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara intervened in Syria solely to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

24/11/2016 09:39 Video

Turkey car bombing in Adana. The chaos after the explosion

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At least two people were killed and 16 were wounded in a car bomb took place this morning in the parking office of the governor of the southern Turkish province of Adana, Mahmut Demirtas. «It is suspected to have been a woman to launch the attack».

21/11/2016 17:19

Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill «insult»

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Turkey on Monday denounced as «unacceptable» and an «insult» a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.

30/10/2016 12:21

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

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«I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.» Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

29/09/2016 17:11

Russia has «responsibility» to calm Syria: Merkel, Erdogan

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Russia has a «special responsibility to calm violence and give a political process a chance» in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

23/09/2016 15:36

UN eyes alternate aid delivery route for Syria's Aleppo

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The UN said Friday it was considering a different route to send desperately needed aid to east Aleppo, to circumvent the blocked main supply route as new air raids pounded Syria's second city.

22/09/2016 16:25

Twitter sees jump in official requests to remove posts

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Twitter saw a jump in official requests to remove posts in the first half of this year, the company said Wednesday. Removal requests were up 13 percent, with the largest volumes coming from Turkey and Russia, which have historically led the pack asking Twitter to get rid of content.

31/03/2016 14:16

First return of migrants under EU-Turkey deal set for Monday

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A first batch of migrants are set to return from Greece to Turkey on Monday under the terms of an EU readmission deal reached this month, European Commission sources said.

29/03/2016 13:37

US-Turkey ties fray as Erdogan heads to Washington

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to the United States for only the second visit of his presidency at a time when relations between the two key NATO allies are severely tested by widening differences over the Syria conflict and human rights.

21/03/2016 16:19

1,600 migrants land in Greece, despite EU-Turkey deal

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More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, highlighting the challenges still facing efforts to tackle the crisis.

20/03/2016 18:04

IS-linked Turkish jihadist blamed for Istanbul attack

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A Turkish jihadist with links to the Islamic State carried out the suicide bombing that killed four foreigners on a major shopping street in Istanbul, Interior Minister Efken Ala said Sunday.

20/03/2016 17:57

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

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Flimsy boats packed with migrants continued to land in Greece from Turkey on Sunday despite the start of a landmark deal between the European Union and Ankara to stem the massive influx.

20/03/2016 14:49

Turkey blames IS recruit for Istanbul suicide blast

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A Turkish Islamic State recruit, Mehmet Ozturk, carried out the suicide bombing that killed four foreigners on a major shopping artery in Istanbul, Interior Minister Efken Ala said Sunday.

19/03/2016 21:50

Suicide attack kills 4 in Istanbul shopping hub

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A suicide blast ripped through a major shopping district in Istanbul on Saturday, killing three Israelis and one Iranian less than a week after another deadly attack left 35 dead in Ankara.

13/03/2016 23:57

Suicide car bombing kills 34 in central Ankara

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A suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125, officials said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks to hit Turkey.

18/10/2015 17:46

Merkel hails refugee progress with Turkey, vows to push EU bid

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday hailed progress in helping Ankara deal with the refugee crisis and vowed to push forwards its long-stalled EU membership bid, as Slovenia warned it would have to slow a rising influx of migrants.

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