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IS ‘burns Turkish troops alive’ after Ankara vows no let-up

ISTANBUL – The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight “terror” in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle. The 19-minute video, showing two uniformed …

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14 Turkish soldiers killed: Battle for Syria’s al-Bab intensifies

ANKARA: Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said. The fighting, in which 33 Turkish soldiers were also wounded, is some of the deadliest …

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Turkey defiant as Kurdish militants claim Istanbul carnage

ISTANBUL – A defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to fight terror “to the end” as a Kurdish militant group claimed twin attacks that ripped through Istanbul, killing 38 people, mostly police. The bloodshed, which took place late on Saturday, saw a car …

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33 killed in blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium: Security sources

ISTANBUL: Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, killed 33 and 166 injured outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, security sources said, in an attack that appeared to target police hours after a match between two of Turkey’s top teams. …

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ECO countries to develop ICT solutions to attain Sustainable Development Goals

KARACHI- UNS- The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro (Sindh),and Technology Times (TechTimes) signed an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration to develop ICT based solutionsfor achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizations together mutually …

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Turkey withdraws child sex bill after protests

ANKARA: The Turkish government on Tuesday withdrew a controversial bill that could overturn men’s convictions for child-sex assault, after an angry public backlash that saw thousands take to the streets. Critics had said the bill — which would allow the release from jail of sex …

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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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