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Russia, Turkey urge US to stop threatening rhetoric over arms deals

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey and Russia have slammed the United States for using the language of threats when it comes to arms deals between other countries that Washington does not favor.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday criticized Washington for pressuring potential buyers of Russian-made weapons, including Turkey.He added that …

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Erdogan to discuss Syria’s Idlib, Dara’a with Putin

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin ways to protect Syrians from a potential attack on Syria’s Idlib and Dara’a provinces.Speaking to reporters in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Erdogan said the situation in Idlib and Dara’a was troublesome.We will be …

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Top PKK terrorist wanted for teenager’s murder killed in northern Turkey

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkish security forces have killed a senior member of the terrorist PKK accused of killing a teenager last year, officials said on Sunday.Mehmet Yakisir, codenamed Zeynel, the terrorist group’s top member in the Black Sea region, has been killed, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter.Yakisir reportedly …

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Turkish citizen arrested in Israel arrives in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) Turkish citizen Ebru Ozkan, who was arrested in Israel on June 11, arrived in Turkey early Monday, Anadolu reports.Turkish Airlines flight carrying Ebru Ozkan landed in Istanbul on Monday, 00.10 a.m. local time (GMT2110).Ozkan told reporters at the airport that she was glad her arrest came to …

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Turkey issues presidential decrees reshaping institutions

  ISTANBUL: (Web Desk) Turkey issued presidential decrees on Sunday reshaping key political, military and bureaucratic institutions as part of the transformation to a powerful executive presidency triggered by last month’s election. President Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in on Monday under the new system and now holds sweeping powers, allowing …

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Erdogan warns Putin over Syrian military Idlib operations

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned his Russian counterpart that Syrian military action in the Idlib region may endanger the Astana peace accords. Erdogan made the remarks during a phone conversation with Putin held on Saturday in which joint efforts aimed at solving the Syrian crisis …

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Turkey to export 30 combat helicopters to Pakistan

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey and Pakistan today signed a deal for the sale of 30 T129 ATAK helicopters, according to the Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSB).Contract negotiations on T129 ATAK helicopters between Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistani Ministry of Defence Production were finalised,” the undersecretariat said in a …

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Turkey angry as Israel charges tourist with aiding Hamas

ANAKARA (Web Desk) Israel military prosecutors have charged a jailed Turkish tourist with helping transfer money and packages to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, in a case that has prompted Ankara to vow retaliation.27-year-old Ebru Ozkan, who was arrested at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on June 11 while returning …

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Israel plans crackdown on Turkey’s activities in occupied Palestinian lands

ANKARA (Web Desk) Israel is reportedly planning to limit the activities of a Turkish aid agency in occupied territories, including Jerusalem al-Quds, amid concerns over Ankara’s growing influence among Palestinians.Israel’s Hadashot TV reported on Saturday that Israel’s top security body had drafted possible measures against the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination …

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