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Pakistan keen to expand bilateral relations with Turkey: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday made a telephone call to his counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and congratulated him on the recent election victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan Mr. Cavusoglu expressed strong …

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Erdogan secures sweeping new powers as rival accepts vote defeat

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite bitter complaints over the conduct of the campaign. A night of …

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Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots …

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Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians, condemn Israel

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday hosts for the second time in half a year a summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic group seeking to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel after its deadly shootings of Gaza protesters. Erdogan …

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Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

ANKARA -AFP/UNS: The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia met on Wednesday for their second tripartite summit in under six months, aiming to speed the peace process for Syria and bolster their influence in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted his Russian and …

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Netanyahu “terrorist” as insults fly after Gaza deaths: Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu a “terrorist” on Sunday, escalating an exchange of insults that started after he criticised Israel’s lethal military response to a demonstration on the Gazan border. Israel has defended the killing of 15 …

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Turkey sends special forces into Syria’s Afrin for ‘new fight’

ANKARA -UNS : Turkey has sent special forces into the Syrian region of Afrin in anticipation of urban fighting in its operation against a Kurdish militia, Ankara said on Monday. Turkey on January 20 started an offensive supporting Syrian rebels against the US-backed People’s Protection …

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Erdogan threatens to ‘nip in the bud’ new US-backed Syria force

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria before it was even set up. “America has acknowledged it is in the process of creating a terror army …

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Turkey to soon open ’embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem’:Erdogan

ISTANBUL (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he again denounced Donald Trump s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. Erdogan has …

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OIC summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul:PM Abbasi to attend on Dec.13

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the Extraordinary OIC Summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif being held on 13 December 2017 at Istanbul. According to the Foreign Office, the summit will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting …

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