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Ankara rejects French accusation of Khashoggi game-playing as ‘impudent’

Ankara (Web Desk) The Turkish government has rejected as “very impudent” France’s accusation that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing a “political game” over the brutal killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul, raising speculations that France is trying to cover up the …

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Seven Turkish soldiers killed in ammunition blast

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey’s president said on Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast. The defence ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an …

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Turkey will not abide by US sanctions on Iran: Erdogan

Ankara (Web Desk) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday said Turkey would not abide by the renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping industries, adding that they were aimed at “unbalancing the world.” The comments came a day after Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran, abandoning a 2015 deal between world …

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Turkish FM Calls US Sanctions on Iran Unwise, Dangerous

Ankara (Web Desk) Turkey’s top diplomat criticized the re-introduction of US sanctions on Iran as unilateral, not wise and dangerous, calling for a dialogue and engagement instead. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Tokyo for talks with Japanese leaders, told reporters Tuesday that Turkey opposes sanctions because they do not …

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Khashoggi body parts transported in suitcases: Turkish daily

Istanbul (Web Desk) Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s corpse was dismembered and put into five suitcases by a death squad a little while after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in early October, a Turkish media report says. The Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah, citing unnamed officials, reported on Sunday that …

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Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

Istanbul (Web Desk) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government,” he wrote in an article in the Washington Post. But …

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FM Zarif leaves for Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) The previous trilateral meeting of Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Elmar Mammadyarov, the respective foreign ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan, was held in Baku on December 9, 2017.The top diplomats are expected to exchange views on the prospect …

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