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Erdogan sides with Doha, approves deployment of Turkish troops to Qatar

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a deal for the deployment of Turkish troops there. The move is a sign of support for the Gulf state in its dispute with its regional neighbours. The legislation, which also foresees …

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Turkey to strip 130 people of citizenship on terror charges

ANKRAH:( Web Desk ) Turkey says it will revoke the citizenship of 130 overseas nationals, including the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, over allegations of terror activities and crimes against the constitutional order, unless they return to the Anatolian country within a three-month period beginning from June 5. According to Turkey’s …

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Turkey to Form New Militant Army on Syrian Border

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Today, the Turkish channel TRT published a report of its own journalist Alican Ayanlar, who visited northern Syria where a new Ankara-backed army is being created. According to the article, the formation will be called the “National Army” and unite the fractured units of the Free Syrian …

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13 Turkish troops killed in helicopter crash in Sirnak

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Thirteen Turkish troops have died in a helicopter crash in the country’s southeastern Sirnak province. The Cougar military chopper went down on Wednesday after hitting an electrical power line close to the border with Iraq, killing all on board. “Our hero comrades in the helicopter fell as …

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Turkey calls for ouster of US envoy for anti-ISIS coalition

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the US diplomat coordinating the international coalition fighting the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militia. Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over US support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) …

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 85 ministry staff in post-coup probe

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Prosecutors in Turkey have issued arrest warrants for 85 staff at two ministries as part of a probe targeting the network of US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the July 2016 failed coup. Broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday that the detainees are …

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Terrorist groups, Turkish President two sides of same coin: Asad

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk) The terrorist groups of ISIS and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are following the same path in Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. “In fact, we cannot separate all these …

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Turkey regrets Germany’s move to accept asylum requests

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkey has criticized Germany for granting political asylum to a group of military personnel, whom Ankara accuses of involvement in a failed coup last year. “The German decision is a step that is not in line with the spirit of alliance and multi-faced relations between our countries,” …

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Erdogan: US debates over al-Quds embassy move wrong

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said debates over the possibility of moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds are “extremely wrong” and should be dropped. US President Donald Trump had promised during his campaign to move the American embassy to …

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