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Turkey is considering deploying more troops to the Bashiqa military camp in northern Iraq due to the increasing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), if the Ankara-Baghdad talks on the status of the camp fail, sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News.
BANGKOK - Agence France-Presse
A family of suspected Uighur Muslims, among hundreds detained in Thailand since last year, will Friday learn their fate in a court case that has sparked a diplomatic wrangle between Turkey and China.
The author of a major new history of the Great War and the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Oxford University Professor Eugene Rogan, tells the Hürriyet Daily News that the effects of the conflict are still being felt in the region 100 years later.
LONDON - Reuters
Nine young British medical students have travelled illegally to Syria through Turkey and are believed to be working in hospitals in areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Observer has reported.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
A Romanian court has decided to extradite two Turkish police officers in Bucharest, who are wanted by Turkey for allegedly bugging the then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's office in 2014.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it "hard to find a path" toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue.
LAUSANNE - Reuters
Iran and six world powers suspended negotiations on a historic nuclear deal and were set to convene again later next week to break a deadlock over sensitive atomic research and lifting of sanctions, Western officials said on March 20
LAUSANNE - Agence France-Presse
On US Secretary of State John Kerry's Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
Without reforms, the world will be plunged into a water crisis that could be crippling for hot, dry countries, the United Nations warned March 20
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said differences remain but all issues can be resolved in talks with the West to secure a long-sought deal on his country’s disputed nuclear programme.
WASHINGTON - Reuters
President Barack Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu on March 19 that Washington would "reassess" its options on U.S.-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy after the Israeli prime minister took a position against Palestinian statehood during his re-election campaign, a White House official said