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Eid el-Fitr: Turkey Imposes Nationwide Lockdown

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday announced a lockdown across Turkey during the Eid al-Fitr holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “There will be a lockdown from the eve until the end of the feast,” Erdogan

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Poll: Turkey President Suffers Major Setbacks In Big Cities

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in 2001, possibly complicating his plans to fight back recession.

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Turkey: Thousands Protest Higher Cost Of Living

Thousands of protesters Saturday took to the streets in Istanbul to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and crippling inflation in Turkey. Surrounded by a heavy police presence, the protesters held banners with references to the “yellow vest” movement

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Turkey Shares Evidence With CIA Chief Over Khashoggi Murder – Report

Turkish intelligence has shared “all the evidence” over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported on Wednesday. CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks

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Turkey’s Erdogan compares German behavior with Nazi period

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of “fascist actions” reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of political rallies aimed at drumming up support for him among the 1.5 million Turks living in Germany.

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Turkey threatens to cancel EU deal over Greek coup ruling

Turkey has threatened to cancel a deal with the European Union on taking back migrants who cross over to Greece. Turkish officials are unhappy about a decision by the Greek Supreme Court not to extradite a group of eight Turkish

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No longer ‘realistic’ to exclude Assad from Syria deal: Turkey

A senior Turkish official said Friday it was no longer “realistic” to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict excluding President Bashar al-Assad, just three days before new peace talks. Turkey acknowledged last year that Assad remains an important

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Turkey submits bill to strengthen President Erdogan’s powers

Turkey’s ruling party on Saturday submitted a bill to parliament that could expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a move his opponents fear will lead to one-man rule. The constitutional change, which has been sought by Erdogan since

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Turkey threatens EU with new refugee surge

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Friday to open Turkey’s borders to allow refugees and migrants to reach the European Union in a move that would tear up a landmark deal that has reduced the flow. Erdogan’s comments, some of

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for 48 Kurdish fighters, including the leader of a US-backed Syrian Kurdish group that is a key military force against ISIL. Warrants were issued on Tuesday in connection with a suicide bomb attack in February

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