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Turkey Vows to Bring All involved in Khahoggi’s Disappearance to Trial, Including Saudis

Local Editor As the fate of Saudi journalist is still a question with no clear answers, an advisor to Turkey’s president has vowed that the country will prosecute all those involved in the suspected kidnapping or murder of a dissident Saudi journalist in Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, even if it ...

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Erdogan: Turkey Will Continue Buying Gas from Iran despite US Sanctions

Local Editor Ankara plans to stay committed to its long-term energy-supply deal with Tehran despite Washington’s threats to punish countries that do business with Iran, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “We need to be realistic… Am I supposed to let people freeze in winter?… Nobody should be offended. How ...

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US launching ‘attempted economic coup’ against Ankara: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the sixth Congress of the ruling AK Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, August 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP)     Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will not “surrender” to the United States under the sanctions imposed by the US over ...

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Turkey begins debating changes to electoral laws

The Turkish parliament has begun debating a series of changes in the country’s electoral laws, something that opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan say would further consolidate his powers while affecting the integrity of votes. The debate started on Monday and lawmakers are expected to vote on the amendments sometime ...

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US courts ‘can never try my country,’ says Turkish president

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected the planned trial by a US court of a Turkish bank executive who has been accused of evading Washington’s sanctions against Iran, saying courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial. US courts “can never try my country,” Erdogan told members of ...

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Turkey: US trial of gold trader meant to ‘corner’ economy

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has denounced as politically motivated a recent testimony given by Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab in a US court implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an alleged Iran sanctions-busting scheme. Speaking in Istanbul on Friday, Yildirim said he hoped Zarrab, a Turkish citizen of Iranian descent, ...

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Syria peace talks: Putin to discuss political solution with Erdogan & Rouhani amid ISIS demise

The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran will meet on Wednesday in Sochi to discuss joint efforts on how to bring lasting peace to Syria. The three countries previously agreed to be guarantors of the Syrian peace process. RT–  Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...

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Turkey detains 51 more teachers over alleged links to coup plotters

Turkey has detained 51 more teachers as part of a massive crackdown on those accused of having links to plotters of a coup attempt last year. Dogan news agency said Monday that arrest warrants had been issued for a total of 107 teachers on suspicions of ties to Fethullah Gulen, ...

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Erdogan orders withdrawal of Turkish troops from NATO drills

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the pullout of dozens of Turkish soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway after Turk leaders were depicted as the “enemies.” Erdogan said in a televised speech on Friday that he had ordered 40 troops to be withdrawn from the exercise after his name ...

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Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani to Hold Syria Summit Next Week in Sochi: Turkish State

Russian President Vladimir Putin will next week host Turkish and Iranian counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani for summit talks on Syria, Turkish state media said Thursday. The three presidents will meet at Putin’s official residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks on developments in Syria ...

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