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Erdogan denounces Austrian decision to close mosques

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticised Austria’s move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the …

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In Turkey, opposition uses Google ads to ‘defame’ Erdogan

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey’s nationalist opposition Iyi Parti (Good Party) has launched a Google advertisement campaign with mischievous slogans targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government ahead of June 24 polls.The unprecedented campaign is led by party chief Meral Aksener, who split away from Turkey’s main nationalist group after it formed …

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9 dead after refugee boat sinks off Turkey

ANKARA (Web Desk) Nine people including six children died on Sunday after a speedboat carrying 15 refugees sank off the coast of Turkey’s southern province of Antalya, the Turkish coast guard said in a statement.Five people were rescued by the coast guard and fishermen, it said.Search and rescue operations for …

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Turkey, Pakistan reach largest-ever defence contract

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey and Pakistan have agreed on the sale of a batch of 30 Turkish-made T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters, reports foreign media quoting Turkish officials.A government election manifesto revealed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Pakistan “just recently” agreed on the contract, which is …

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Turkey vows every initiative to protect firms against US bans

ANKARA (Web Desk) The Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman says Ankara will take every initiative to protect its firms against new US sanctions.Hami Aksoy made the comments at a news conference on Friday, a day after the United States imposed new sanctions against nine Iranian and Turkish individuals and companies as …

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Turkey Intelligence Investigating Reports on Prepared Attack on Erdogan

ANKARA (Web Desk) Intelligence services of Turkey and Balkan states are jointly working to investigate reports about prepared attack on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the TRT broadcaster reported citing a source in the intelligence services. The information on the possible attack emerged on the threshold of Erdogan’s visit to …

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Enhanced Iran-Turkey ties to strengthen regional security

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) In a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Iranian president underlined the need for both countries to promote their cooperation in transportation and other fields of interest particularly in defending the rights of the oppressed Palestinian nation.Rouhani, who was in Istanbul to take part …

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