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Turkey Issues Warrants for Nearly 60 FETO Suspects


ADANA, Turkey – Turkey issued arrest warrants for 58 former police officers for suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) – the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup, Anadolu news agency quoted a security source on Tuesday. Simultaneous operations were launched in eight provinces to arrest the suspects of …

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Turkey Would Not Return to the Missile Defense Agreement with Russia: Erdogan


ANKARA – Turkey will not give up its agreement to buy S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that Ankara could later consider buying S-500 systems, Reuters reported Thursday. Turkey, a NATO member, has repeatedly stated that it is determined to buy the Russian …

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US to End Preferential Trade Status for India and Turkey


WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump was to open a new front in the trade wars with a plan to end the preferential trade treatment accorded to India and Turkey, Reuters reported Tuesday. On the order of President Donald Trump, the United States intends to remove the preferential trade status …

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US, Russian Envoys for Afghanistan Meet in Turkey

US Russian Envoys meet in Afghanistan

ANKARA – The US peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met his Russian counterpart in the Turkish capital for talks on efforts to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. The Russian embassy in Ankara announced on Twitter Feb. 22 that it hosted the meeting between Khalilzad and Zamir Kabulov, President …

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Pakistan Thanks Turkey for Its Unwavering Support

Pakistan thanks Turkey for steadfast support

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on Friday for Ankara’s unwavering support to Islamabad in various fields, Andolu news Agency reported. In a phone call to inform Turkey about a car bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir this month, Qureshi said Pakistan …

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Kalin and Khalilzad Discuss Afghan Peace Negotiations

Turkish Presidential Spox Kalin and Khalilzad

ANKARA – Turkish presidential spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin, on Thursday received the US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation, Khalilzad, according to a presidential source. Though not disclosed formally, the talks centered around the latest developments regarding Afghanistan peace talks and future prospects, and political stability in the country. The two sides …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

UN envoy

NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia to meet on Monday


ANKARA – The seventh trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia will be held in Istanbul on Monday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement, that “During the meeting, the progress in trilateral cooperation and recent regional and global developments are expected …

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US Imposes Saudi Sanctions Over Khashoggi Murder


ISTANBUL – The US State Department is to revoke visas or make them unobtainable for 21 Saudis following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. President Donald Trump said the Saudis staged the “worst cover-up ever.” DW reported Wednesday. According to Washington Post, he said that Saudi officials had engaged …

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Istanbul Summit Aims to Decrease New Humanitarian Disaster

Istanbul Summit

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to attend a critical four-way summit on Syria in Istanbul next Saturday, Arab News said Monday. According to Reuters, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Paris wanted to ensure …

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