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No need to join EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join Shanghai bloc

ANKARA-UNS – President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. NATO member Turkey’s prospects …

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Erdogan stresses unity against terrorists who spill Muslims’ blood

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP : Reiterating his government’s clear stance against terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday called for unity against terrorist organizations terming them “the agents of the war carried out against Islam,” which was detrimental to Muslims. “The terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaida and …

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Turkish President arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday on a two days official visit to Pakistan. Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif among others welcomed the President of Turkey and the first lady. The Turkish President is accompanied by a delegation …

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Pakistan, Turkey presidents discuss bilateral relations

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWNAI ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad on Wednesday evening. Both the leaders discussed bilateral relations and cooperating in diverse fields including bilateral cooperation in defence and trade. President Mamnoon urged Turkish …

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Govt asks Pak-Turk schools, colleges staff to leave Pakistan ahead of Erdogan visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges expressed concerned over the government’s directives to the Turkish teachers, students, management and their family members numbering to approximately 450 individuals to leave the country within three days as Islamabad awaits arrival of Turkish President Recep Teyyep …

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OIC demands to send UN’s Fact Finding mission in occupied Kashmir

ANKARA : Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq forcefully highlighted the gross and systematic violations of human rights in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOK), reiterated the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s call for sending a Fact Finding mission to IOK, and pressed …

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Russia, Turkey sign pipeline accord after crisis

ISTANBUL: Russia and Turkey on Monday signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to intensify relations after a bitter crisis. Making his first visit to Turkey since the shooting …

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Eight Turkish soldiers killed in car bombing

ANKARA: Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack on a security post on Sunday blamed on Kurdish militants in the restive southeast, local media reported, quoting the armed forces. Five soldiers were also injured in the attack in the southeastern province of …

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Turkey to send fact finding mission to IOK: Erdogan to PM Sharif

UNITED NATIONS: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will make arrangements for sending a fact finding mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir in the capacity of the Chair of human rights commission of the OIC Contact Group. He said this while talking to …

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Over 50 killed in Turky in suicide attack: Kurdish wedding massacre blamed on IS

ANKARA- UNS – So-called Islamic State is likely to have carried out a deadly bomb attack on a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the …

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