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Hamas rulers thank Turkish President

ANKARA -UNS- In Gaza, Hamas rulers have thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support following a reconciliation pact with Israel that will help alleviate hardships in the isolated coastal strip. As part of the agreement, Turkey will be allowed to bring relief supplies …

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Turkish,Israeli leaders laud deal to restore ties

ANKARA -UNS : Israeli and Turkish leaders on Monday lauded a deal reached at the weekend to restore ties after six years of acrimony over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Israel’s maritime blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza …

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Istanbul bans gay pride march on security grounds

ISTANBUL -UNS : The authorities in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul on Friday banned an annual gay pride march planned for later this month, citing security and public order fears. The order, angrily denounced by the Istanbul pride organisers, means anyone taking part in the June …

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SCO expected to embrace Pakistan,India as members in upcoming Tashkent summit

By Zhao Cheng The heads of state from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries are expected to take India and Pakistan to the next stage in a process of attaining full membership at the Tashkent summit to be held in late June. If so, the …

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Turkey admits no visa-free EU travel deal by July 1

ANKARA: Turkey’s Europe minister has admitted there is no chance of completing a deal on visa-free travel to the EU by the July 1 deadline, during a visit to the Hague. The European Union agreed in March to offer Turkey visa-free access by July 1, …

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US-backed forces cut main IS Syria-Turkey supply route

BEIRUT  – Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State group s main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a major setback for the jihadists. IS has come under growing pressure on various fronts in Syria and Iraq, where …

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Pakistan condemns blast in Turkey

ISTANBUL -UNS : Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the bomb blast which struck a shuttle of riot police, killing 12 people. Seven police officers and 4 civilians were killed and more than 38 people were injured in the explosion. “We have learned with deep anguish and …

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12 killed,38 injured in Car bomb targeting police in Istanbul

ISTANBUL More than 12 killed and 38 injured in a car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor’s office. The car was detonated as police …

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Erdogan advises Turkish women to have ‘at least 3 kids’

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged Turkish women to have at least three children, saying a woman’s life was “incomplete” if she failed to have offspring. Erdogan’s comments were the latest in a series of controversial remarks aimed at encouraging women to help …

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15th General Assembly of COMSTECH endorses10 year action plan for science,technology in OIC states

ISLAMABAD-UNS -The 15th General Assembly of COMSTECH endorses a comprehensive 10 year plan of action for development of science and technology in OIC states prepared by COMSTECH in consultation with eminent scientists of several member states. The plan recommends all member states to implement basic …

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