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12th APA meeting kicks off in Turkey

ANKARA:  The 12th Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting attended by Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani opened in Turkey late on Saturday. Prior to the meeting, the heads of the delegations sat down for talks with each other. Larijani arrived in Turkey at the head of parliamentary delegation to attend the …

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Turkey to settle one million Syrian refugees in NE Syria

ANKARA: Two months after launching a cross-border military operation into northeastern Syria, Turkey says it is planning to settle one million Syrian refugees in the area which it cleared of Kurdish forces. Talking about the plan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara is willing to finance the project on …

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Erdogan urges NATO members to label groups in Syria as terrorists

LONDON: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he expected solidarity from the NATO members against threats that his country is facing. Erdogan made the comments as he left Turkey to attend the NATO’s 70th anniversary summit in London, where he assured that the bloc must renew itself and strengthen it. …

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Turkey condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Norway

ANKARA: Turkey condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran in a Norwegian city in strong words, on Friday. In a video on social media, the ‘Muslim hero’ could be seen jumping into the barricaded circle to save the holy book from being desecrated. The rally soon turned violent, after which …

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Erdogan: US, Russia not honoring Syria agreements

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the United States and Russia for failing to fulfill their parts of agreements struck last month on the withdrawal of Washington’s allied Kurdish militants from Syria’s northern border regions, saying he would raise the issue with his American and Russian counterparts. “I …

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Turkey starts returning Daesh militants, deports US national

ANKARA: A spokesperson for Turkey’s Interior Ministry said that seven German national Daesh terrorists will be also deported on November 14th. Turkey has repatriated one Daesh terrorist from the US and this week will deport several more terrorists back to Germany, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Monday. “A US …

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Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria promises, ahead of Trump talks

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Russia on Thursday of failing to fulfill their part of a deal for Kurdish militia to leave a Syrian region bordering Turkey, and said he would raise this with President Donald Trump next week. Turkey launched an offensive across its …

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