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Turkey charges 20 Saudis over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday charged 20 suspects including two former top aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal 2018 murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi. Prosecutors accuse Saudi Arabia’s deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri and the royal court’s media tsar Saud al-Qahtani of leading the …

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Turkey, Russia flesh out Syria ceasefire deal: Ankara

ANKARA: Turkey and Russia have agreed to begin joint patrols along a key highway in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib as part of a recent ceasefire agreement between the two sides, Turkey’s defense minister says. “Both sides have signed the prepared text, and it has entered into force. We will …

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Russia, Turkey reach deal on midnight ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW: The Russian and Turkish presidents say they have come to an agreement on an imminent ceasefire regime in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, where Turkish violations have brought about an unwarranted flare-up of already high levels of violence. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the remarks at …

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Russia says Turkish troops killed among terrorists, warns against op

MOSCOW: A senior Russian lawmaker has warned that a full-scale Turkish operation in Syria will end badly for Ankara after Russia’s Defense Ministry said Turkish soldiers killed in Syria were targeted after being deployed alongside terrorists. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy head of the Russian …

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Turkey ends rescue efforts after earthquake toll reaches 41

ANKARA: Turkey has called off rescue operations in eastern areas hit by Friday’s earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities say. The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province, …

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Rescuers pull survivors from earthquake debris in Turkey

ANKARA: Rescue efforts are continuing in eastern Turkey after Friday’s magnitude-6.8 earthquake, which left 39 dead and over 1,600 others injured. A total of 45 people were rescued from ruins, and search and rescue operations were still going on on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at 20:55 local time in the …

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Earthquake death toll rises to 31 in Turkey

ANKARA: The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck eastern Turkey has risen to 31, as rescue efforts continue two days after the natural disaster. A magnitude 6.8 quake hit the small lakeside town of Sivrice, in Turkey’s Elazig Province, on Friday evening. It also affected neighboring cities. The …

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Turkey ‘not pessimistic’ about ceasefire in Libya but wary of Haftar

ANKARA: Turkey says it is not pessimistic about the prospect of a ceasefire in Libya, even after the collapse of peace talks in Moscow, but accuses renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar of seeking continued conflict. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the remarks in the capital, Ankara, on Wednesday, two …

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