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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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Israel is ‘terrorist state’:Erdogan

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the country s capital. “Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is …

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Erdogan calls Islamic summit next week on Jerusalem

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday. “In the face of developments that …

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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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