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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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Turkey detains dozens of former bourse staff over Gulen links: media

ISTANBUL: Turkish police detained 53 former employees of the Istanbul stock exchange on Friday over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating last July’s attempted coup, Haberturk newspaper reported. Prosecutors have ordered the detention of 102 people as part of the investigation, the …

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Turks in Europe should defy ‘grandchildren of Nazism’:Erdogan

ANKARA -UNS : President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Turkish voters in Europe to defy the “grandchildren of Nazism” and back a referendum this month on changing the constitution, comments likely to cause further ire in Europe. Erdogan has repeatedly lashed out at European …

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Chinese,KSA,Turkish troops join Pakistan Day parade:A sign of deepening ties

ISLAMABAD -UNS/Reuters – Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past …

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Turkey blocks return of Dutch envoy, suspends high-level ties

ANKARA -UNS : Turkey will not allow the Dutch ambassador to Ankara to return and will suspend high-level ties until The Netherlands meets Turkey’s conditions over holding rallies abroad ahead of a referendum, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. “It was decided that until the …

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Pakistan, Turkey expected to sign FTA in May 2017

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in May this year. According to officials, the agreement will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. Both sides will share provisional list in the coming round of dialogue for reaching …

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