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50 Migrant Deaths on Turkey-EU Route Since Start of Year

Turkey

ISTANBUL – Since the start of 2019, at least 50 migrants have died trying to reach the European Union from Turkey without regular documents, according to figures from Turkish authorities reported by Anadolu news agency. The majority of the victims died at the Turkey-Iran border, where every year tens of …

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Russian-Syrian Offensive in Northwest Syria Escalates

Syria

WASHINGTON – Syria and its ally, Russia, continued their offensive in Idlib Province and northern Hama Province on Thursday, in advance of talks on Syria to be held Friday in Geneva. Their assault targets areas of north-western Syria that had been declared a de-escalation zone in an agreement reached last …

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Turkey Celebrates the 99th Anniversary of the First Parliament

Turkey celebrates 99th anniversary of first parliament

ANKARA – Turkey celebrated Tuesday the 99th anniversary of the first season of its Grand National Assembly, as well as National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, the Anadolu News Agency reported Tuesday. Senior politicians, including Speaker Mustafa Sentop, Republican People’s Party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and IYI party leader Meral Aksener visited …

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Turkey’s Ruling Party to Dismiss Members Over Violence

Turkey's ruling party to dismiss member over violence

ANKARA – Turkey’s ruling party said Monday that its member arrested for attacking the main opposition party leader will be dismissed, “Anadolu News Agency” reported Monday. Osman Sarigun and five other people allegedly attacked Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Sunday when he was attending a Turkish …

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Turkey Defiant as US Threatens Ankara over Russian S-400 Missiles

US

ANKARA, Turkey – US Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey on Wednesday that it would risk its NATO membership, if it planned to buy back a Russian air defense system despite widespread international opposition, Al -Jazeera reported on Wednesday. Pence’s growing rhetoric came after Turkey insisted on reaching an agreement …

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World Leaders Hail Turkey’s Erdogan on Local Vote Win

Turkey

ISTANBUL – Leaders across the world on Monday congratulated Turkey’s president for his party’s win in local elections, AA reported Monday. The leaders called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after unofficial results showed the Justice and Development (AK) Party won nearly 45 percent of the vote in Sunday’s local elections, according …

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Pakistan Celebrates National Day

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A spectacular display of military prowess and professional excellence took place at the Parade Ground near Shakarparian, Islamabad, on Saturday as part of the celebrations to mark the Pakistan Day. Pakistani President Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest at the ceremony, while Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, …

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Turkey Issues Warrants for Nearly 60 FETO Suspects

FETO

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

Turkey

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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