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Turkey: 14 get life over 2016 bombings near Istanbul stadium

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment without parole over two bombings near an Istanbul soccer stadium in 2016 that killed 47 people. Continue reading

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Turkey allows lawyers to visit jailed Kurdish rebel leader

Turkey’s justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison. Continue reading

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Turkish, Iraqi leaders discuss military cooperation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Iraq have discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation between the neighboring countries. Continue reading

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Turkey denies delaying Russian S-400 deal

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has denied that Turkey is delaying the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia amid tensions with the United States. Continue reading

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Turkey detains 2 militants trying to enter parliament

Turkish officials say police have detained two suspected left-wing militants who tried to enter the country’s parliament with sharp objects and a hoax explosive device. Continue reading

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Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist allies has been hospitalized after being attacked outside his home. Continue reading

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Turkey calls for end to Syrian forces offensive on Idlib

Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is accusing the Syrian government of trying to expand its field of control in Idlib province in violation of a Russian-Turkish cease-fire brokered last September. Continue reading

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Opposition seeks redo of Istanbul district votes won by AKP

Turkey’s opposition is appealing to the country’s top electoral body for an annulment of local election results in Istanbul’s 39 districts after the authority annulled its victory in the city’s mayoral race and ordered a new vote. Continue reading

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Opposition slams decision for re-run Istanbul vote as ‘coup’

Turkey’s opposition is denouncing a decision by the country’s electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul. Continue reading

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Lawyer: Kurdish rebel chief wants hunger strikes to end

A lawyer says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners “not to endanger their lives.” Continue reading

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Erdogan: Turkey not seeking alternatives to ties with West

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems doesn’t mean that it is seeking “alternatives” in its relations with the West. Continue reading

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Turkish citizen hit in Christchurch attack dies; toll at 51

Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish citizen who was wounded in the mosque attacks in New Zealand has died. Continue reading

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Prosecutors probe alleged fraud in Istanbul local elections

Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors have launched investigations into alleged irregularities during local elections in Istanbul that resulted in a narrow victory for the opposition. Continue reading

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Turkey: 1 soldier killed, 3 wounded in YPG attack in Syria

Turkish officials say a soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militants in a Turkish-controlled region in northern Syria. Continue reading

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Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

A Turkish human rights group says close to 3,000 prisoners have joined a hunger strike to press authorities to end the alleged isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. Continue reading

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Turkey offers Trump joint review of Russian S-400 threat

Officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump a Turkish proposal to establish a joint committee over Turkey’s plans to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems. Continue reading

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Turkey: 22 IS suspects detained in security sweep

Turkey’s state-run news agency says police in the capital, Ankara, have detained 22 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a man accused of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide in prison. Continue reading

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6 Turkish journalists sent to jail after losing appeals

Six former journalists and staff of an opposition newspaper in Turkey have returned to prison to serve their sentences after an appeals court confirmed their conviction on terror charges. Continue reading

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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey’s Ottoman-era archives and “we have nothing to hide.” Continue reading

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