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Turkey and Iraq are negotiating on a five- or six-point agreement to clarify the current status and future of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa military camp close to Mosul
The number of applications against Turkey pending at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has more than halved over the last four and a half years, according to data gathered by the state-run Anadolu Agency. However, Turkey remains among the most consistently challenged states at the ECHR.
Turkey is not participating in the battle to retake Mosul from jihadists because of the government’s wrong foreign policies, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said yesterday.
If the deal signed with the EU on visa-free travel for Turkish citizens is not realized by the end of this year it will be “naturally dead,” Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik has stated.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 15 that Turkey's presence in the Bashiqa military base in northern Iraq will remain, amid the ongoing row with Baghdad, which has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Turkish military from the camp
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Oct. 19 listed the movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, believed to be behind Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt, as a terrorist organization, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.
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A conference on the failed July 15 coup that was to be organized by the Union of European Turkish Democrats in Sweden was canceled on Oct. 14, allegedly due to pressure by an alderman.
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Turkey for its success against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria during a phone conversation held with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a Turkish presidential source said late Oct. 18.
Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Faruk Kaymakçı has been assigned as Turkey’s permanent representative to the EU, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Oct. 14.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said an Iraqi delegation will visit Turkey by the end of the week, probably on Oct. 20, stressing that both Ankara and B are willing to solve the political dispute between them through “dialogue.”
Ankara will initiate proposals for humanitarian aid to Aleppo at a key international meeting that is expected to be held in Lausanne on Oct. 15, as world powers prepare for new truce talks, according to Turkish presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın