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A serious deterioration in democratic freedoms results in Turkey being placed under EU monitoring, leaving Ankara apoplectic at the slight
The Turkish military has carried out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants near Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and northeastern Syria to prevent the group from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey.
A Greek appeals court on April 25 rejected the extradition of three Turkish soldiers out of eight who requested asylum in the country after fleeing following Turkey’s failed July 2016 coup attempt
The European Union executive urged EU governments on April 24 to consider changing its relationship with Turkey after a referendum that put Ankara’s stalled membership talks deeper into cold storage, with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn calling for a change of format in ties with Turkey.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on April 24 took aim at the course Turkey has taken under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab has denied charges against him in the case over attempting to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, while Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager of Halkbank, said he has no connection to the case
Turkey has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his statement to commemorate the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, voicing expectations that the new administration will not lend credence to “a one-sided historical narrative.”
Instead of a nuclear test, North Korea deploys a large number of long-range artillery units near Wonsan on its east coast for a live-fire drill on the anniversary of the foundation of its military
Turkey’s Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Foundation plans to repair dozens of mosques in Syria that have been heavily damaged by the country’s ongoing war, according to the head of foundation
BELGRADE – Reuters
Police said they moved Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his family to “a safe location” on Oct. 29 after uncovering a weapons cache including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher near his parents’ home which he regularly visits.
Two Turkish construction workers were abducted from their hotel rooms in Nigeria’s oil-rich Akwa Ibom state on April 9, a Nigerian police spokesman said April 11, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Gambia’s opposition wins absolute majority from Jammeh party, says official
The Gambia’s longtime opposition won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh, results announced on April 7 showed
Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine
Mariam Ibrahim, her seven children and two neighboring families were the last to leave their village in southwestern Somalia.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
ST PETERSBURG/OSH – Reuters
The man Russian police believe was the suicide bomber who killed 14 people in a blast on the St. Petersburg metro this week developed an interest in Islam and soon after travelled to Turkey, two people who know him told Reuters
March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across US
Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on April 22 for Earth Day events billed as a “celebration of science” to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.
US forces kill ISIL militant linked to Turkey nightclub attack
The United States disclosed on April 21 a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant seen as a close associate of the jihadist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
MOSCOW - Anadolu Agency
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in the Russian city of Sochi on May 3, a Kremlin spokesman said on April 21.
Turkey has condemned an attack on a military base in northern Afghanistan that claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and injured many others
NEW YORK - Anadolu Agency
A major United Nations agency on April 19 canceled the consultative status of three groups linked to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, a move hailed as a victory by the Turkish mission to the global body.
US, EU to wait for OSCE report on referendum before evaluating results
Western leaders have reacted cautiously after the “Yes” campaign emerged as the winner of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system
July a natural date for Cyprus solution: Turkish Cypriot leader
July is a not an official but a “natural end-date” for a solution to be found in the more than 40-year-long Cyprus conflict, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has stated
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