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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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