Turkey, the United States lift suspension of visa services, end months-long row

December 28, 2017 6:30 am
Turkey, the United States lift suspension of visa services, end months-long row

This photo taken on December 20, 2016, shows the US embassy in Ankara. (Photo by AFP) Turkey and the United States have mutually lifted restrictions on issuing visas, with each providing a different account of the settlement of a months-long diplomatic row that caused the suspension. The US embassy in Ankara said […]

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Turkey bans New Year events, tightens security in Istanbul’s key locations

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Turkey bans New Year events, tightens security in Istanbul’s key locations

A Turkish special force police officer stands guard on a mosque’s minaret in Istanbul on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have banned gatherings and events for New Year celebrations in Istanbul’s key districts as security is tightened in the country’s largest city ahead of the anniversary of […]

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash (Photo by AFP) Angered by growing Iranian and Turkish influence, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a Saudi Arabian satellite state – calls on Arab states to come together under the leadership of Riyadh and Cairo amid what it calls the “geostrategic competition” […]

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Police in Turkey detains educators over ‘Gulen links’

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Police in Turkey detains educators over ‘Gulen links’

This handout picture, released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily, shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. (Via AFP) Police in Turkey have arrested dozens of people working at a now-shuttered university over suspected involvement in an attempted coup last year. Turkey’s Anadolu […]

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Turkish troops at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha on November 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) A group of Turkish troops have been deployed to a military base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis between Doha and a Saudi-led quartet of […]

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44 soldiers hospitalized after food poisoning in southeastern Turkey

December 26, 2017 3:00 am
44 soldiers hospitalized after food poisoning in southeastern Turkey

A soldier is transported to hospital after a mass food poisoning at the Manisa First Infantry Training Brigade Command, western Turkey, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Dozens of soldiers have fallen sick in a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a military camp in Turkey’s southeastern […]

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Ankara dismisses 2,756 public workers over suspected ‘terror’ links

December 24, 2017 6:30 am
Ankara dismisses 2,756 public workers over suspected ‘terror’ links

Special force police officers walk in the street after clashes in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have sacked more than 2,700 people from a number of public institutions over suspected links to “terror” groups or organizations in the latest round of purges […]

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Turkey sacks 2,700 public service workers as part of anti-Gulen purge

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Turkey sacks 2,700 public service workers as part of anti-Gulen purge

File photo of Turkish riot police forces confronting protesters with smoke grenades As many as 2,756 more people have been dismissed from Turkey’s public services’ sector for being linked to “terror” groups. The Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey announced the dismissals on Sunday, saying they included 637 military […]

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Turkey to change name of street over UAE FM’s anti-Ottoman retweet

December 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkey to change name of street over UAE FM’s anti-Ottoman retweet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkey plans to change the name of a street where the embassy of the United Arab Emirates is located to an Ottoman ruler, following a retweet by the Emirati […]

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Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for 106 over links to failed coup

December 18, 2017 8:51 am
Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for 106 over links to failed coup

Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester a demonstration against the US and Israel on December 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. (Photo by AFP) Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 106 people, believed to have worked as matchmakers for the so-called Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), […]

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Turkey launching initiative to annul US ‘disgraceful’ decision on al-Quds: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

December 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Turkey launching initiative to annul US ‘disgraceful’ decision on al-Quds: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the awards ceremony for National Employment Mobilization as part of an Employment Council meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on December 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is launching an initiative at the United Nations to […]

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