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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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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 Erdogan said in a televised speech on Friday that he had ordered 40 troops to be withdrawn from the exercise after his name ...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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Turkey condemns ‘escape’ of Raqqa Isis terrorists

Turkey on Wednesday condemned as “an extremely grave revelation” the potential escape of hundreds of terrorists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, saying it underscored the perils of Washington’s alliance with Kurdish fighters. (AFP) — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said over 3,000 civilians had left Raqqa on October 14 ...

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Erdogan to Saudi crown prince: You don’t own Islam

In harsh but indirect remarks addressed to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Saudi official does not own the Islamic faith. President Erdogan said on Friday that the notion that there was a “moderate” Islam and an “immoderate” one had been invented by the ...

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Turkey: 101 Isis suspects detained in police sweep

Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained 101 suspected Isis group militants in a sweep in the capital, Ankara. (AP) — Anadolu Agency says Thursday authorities have detention warrants for 144 other Isis suspects. Some 1,500 officers from the police’s anti-terror and intelligence units took part in early morning raids ...

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Turkey launches espionage probe after new online leaks

Turkey has reportedly launched an espionage investigation after a secret state meeting over possible military intervention in neighboring Syria was leaked on YouTube. Turkish media reported on Saturday that police had briefly detained Onder Aytac, a columnist known to be close to the Hizmet movement of the US-based cleric, Fethullah ...

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