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Pak-Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council session will be held in Ankara today

ANKARA -UNS- The 5th Session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council will be held in Ankara today (Thursday). Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim will co-chair the meeting. The two sides will discuss cooperation in diverse sectors. A number …

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Women Army officers finally allowed wearing hijab in Turkey

ISLAMABAD -UNS – In a landmark development today in Turkey, the army officers have finally been allowed wearing headscarves as the ban was removed on Wednesday. The ban had been imposed through a regulation in 1982 that banned wearing headscarves at all workplaces including the …

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PM Nawaz arrives in Turkey to co-chair 5th strategic cooperation session

ANKARA -UNS : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived here on three-day official visit. Turkish Minister for Youth Ahmad Akif Cagatay Kilic received the Prime Minister at the Esenboga Airport. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood was also present. The Prime Minister …

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47 puts on trial for ‘coup plot to kill Erdogan’ in Turkey

MUGLA -UNS : One of the nearly 50 suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate Turkey’s president admitted involvement in the botched July 15 putsch bid as the mass trial opened Monday. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest over the alleged plot to kill …

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Turkish troops inside IS bastion Al-Bab: Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies have entered the centre of the Islamic State-held bastion Al-Bab, saying its capture was now a “matter of time”. “Al-Bab is now besieged from all fronts… Our forces …

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Turkey reiterates support for people of India-Occupied-Kashmir

ANKARA -uns : Turkey has reaffirmed its unflinching support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir and stressed the importance of resolving the dispute in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions. This support was reiterated at a seminar held with joint collaboration of the Economic …

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450 IS suspects arrested in Turkey

ANKARA -UNS : Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the militants. Security forces rounded up 448 suspects, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, …

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Gen Bajwa,Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff discuss cooperation in training to fight against terrorism

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Deputy Chief of General Staff in Turkey General Umit Dundar met with the Pakistan s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the meeting discussed issues of mutual interest. Both countries and their …

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Deadly clashes after car bomb in Turkey’s Izmir,two killed,wounds 10

ISTANBUL: A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Thursday, wounding at least 10 people and sparking clashes in which at least two “terrorists” were killed, officials and reports said. Several ambulances were rushed to the scene after …

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Govt aware of kidnapping of Pakistani youth on board Turkish vessel: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: The government of Pakistan is aware of the media reports regarding kidnapping of Pakistani young men on a Turkish vessel for ransom, the Foreign Office spokesman said here Tuesday. The spokesman, in a statement, said the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in Ankara and …

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