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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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Qatar,Turkey launch joint military exercises: reports

ISTANBUL -UNS: Turkey and its main regional ally Qatar on Tuesday launched military exercises in the emirate that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles, reports said. The exercises come as Ankara presses on with its unequivocal backing of Doha in the …

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Erdogan sees progress in Qatar crisis, says more time needed

ANKARA -UNS : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said his visit to the Gulf region made a contribution to easing the crisis surrounding Ankara’s ally Qatar, but indicated that more time was needed to end the standoff. Erdogan visited Saudi Arabia and Kuwait …

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Islamic world can contribute immensely towards global peace,stability:Erdogan

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and discussed matter of mutual interest and regional security. The COAS thanked the President for perennial Turkish support to Pakistan and its role in bringing peace and stability …

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KSA says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed”. The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military …

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PM Sharif, President Erdogan discuss bilateral matters

BEIJING -UNS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met here Saturday on the sidelines of One Belt, One Road Forum and discussed issues of bilateral interests. The two leaders exchanged views on matters of regional and international importance. Nawaz Sharif …

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