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Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

The Turkish embassy in Washington said the allegations were “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless”. Ex-CIA director James Woolsey revealed an alleged $15m (£11.5m) plan to remove cleric Fethullah Gulen in March. Turkey accuses Mr Gulen of being behind the failed July 2016 coup. In a …

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Pakistan seeks to enhanced trade, economic partnerships with D8 members

ISTANBUL-UNS/APP: With focus on upgrading its communications, energy infrastructure, and enhancing regional connectivity under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan on Friday sought enhanced trade and economic partnerships with D-8 member states through stronger rail, road, air and sea links ,a win-win for all. “Connectivity-led …

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US-Turkish visa spat: A fight for basic freedoms

By James M. Dorsey Moves by the United States and Turkey that largely ban travel of their nationals between the two countries is about more than two long-standing NATO allies having a spat amid shifting alliances in a volatile part of the world. It is …

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Turkey sentences 34 to life in jail over Erdogan death plot

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 34 people for plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year’s failed coup. The 34 were given four life sentences each at the trial in the southwestern city of …

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Turkey,Russia back territorial integrity of Iraq,Syria

ANKARA-UNS- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) hold a joint press conference following their meeting, at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on September 28, 2017. (AA) Ankara and Moscow agree on the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, …

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LHC halts deportation of Turkish teacher’s family

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday granted a stay order on the expulsion of the family of the former director of the Pak-Turk School from the country. The family of Mesut Kacmez including two young daughters was reportedly taken into custody on Wednesday to …

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Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne

ANKARA -UNS: Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies, reported Reuters. “We condemn the organization of a …

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Pakistan, Turkey to continue working together for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Emphasizing that lasting peace in Afghanistan was important for stability in the region, Turkish President Recip Tayyep Erdogan and Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday agreed that Pakistan and Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. According …

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Turkish president congratulates Pakistan on 70 years of independence

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Turkish president Erdogan has congratulated Pakistan on 70 years of independence this August. In a message posted on Twitter, he stated: “My heartfelt congratulations to the people of Pakistan for Pakistan s independence day.” Pakistan celebrated 70 years of independence today after …

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OIC meeting over Jerusalem tensions held in Turkey

Turkey on Tuesday hosted a meeting of the main grouping of the world’s Muslim nations to discuss the crisis that erupted last month when Israel imposed security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu chaired the extraordinary meeting in …

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