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Three police officers killed in Turkey

A youth has killed three Turkish police officers before being killed himself by other officers in the city of Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey, Turkish media say. Anadolu Agency reported on Monday that the 17-year-old youth opened fire on three police officers at a bus station in Sanliurfa as they asked …

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Syrian Refugees Could Become Turkish Citizens: Erdogan

Syrian refugees living in Turkey could eventually be granted Turkish citizenship, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled, a plan that could spark controversy at home. “I want to announce some good news,” media quoted Erdogan as saying late Saturday at a dinner to break the Ramadan fast in Kilis province, …

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Erdogan apology for downing jet too little, too late: Russian official

A senior Russian official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology for the last year’s downing of a Russian military jet is too late and too little, and is the result of his failed foreign policies. “If you follow normal sensible logic, all this should have happened immediately after the …

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German politicians held at Istanbul gay demo

ISTANBUL – Two German politicians were detained in Istanbul on Sunday as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city’s Gay Pride parade. Authorities in Turkey’s biggest city had banned the annual parade earlier this month citing security reasons, sparking anger …

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Israel, Turkey work to finalise deal on restoring ties

JERUSALEM( Web Desk)- Israel and Turkey were expected to work towards finalising a deal on Sunday aimed at ending years of acrimony and restoring normalised ties that soured after a deadly 2010 raid on an aid flotilla. Negotiators were said to be meeting in Rome, where Israeli Prime Minister Benja­min …

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EU could face more exits: Turkish president

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] The Turkish president blames “Islamophobia” for delaying his country’s accession to the European Union, and warns that more countries could follow Britain’s suit in leaving the bloc. “The practice currently against Turkey is Islamophobia, that is why they are delaying taking us in,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in …

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Turkish troops kill 11 Syrians trying to cross border — monitor

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] AMMAN, Jordan: Turkish border guards shot dead at least 11 Syrians, mostly from one family, as they tried to cross into Turkey from northwestern Syria, activists and a monitoring group said on Sunday. At least two women and four children were among those killed in the shootings overnight …

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