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Turkey says UAE spy suspect committed suicide in prison

29 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL A man held by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira weakens as Erdogan questions Istanbul election

08 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL, April 8 The Turkish lira weakened more than 1 percent against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan kept up pressure for a recount of local elections in the largest city Istanbul.

Turkish lira down as U.S. halts fighter parts delivery, threatens sanctions

02 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL The lira dropped nearly 3 percent on Tuesday after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to a Turkish order of F-35 fighter planes, warning Ankara's insistence on buying Russian defense systems risked triggering sanctions.

Despite talk of returns, Turkey quietly works to integrate Syrian refugees

29 Mar 2019

GAZIANTEP, Turkey - When his rebel fighter son was killed and life in Syria became impossible for Jamal Sahlabji, he and his remaining family packed up and joined hundreds of thousands fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Saudi Arabia temporarily frees three women activists

28 Mar 2019

RIYADH/ISTANBUL Three out of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi women activists arrested over nine months ago were temporarily released on Thursday, state news agency SPA said, and sources told Reuters the rest were set to be freed on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan shows shooting video again, hours after New Zealand meeting

22 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he believed the controversial showings had stopped. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan shows shooting video again, hours after NZ meeting

22 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he believed the controversial showings had stopped. | Video

NZ defends mosque attack response at Muslim meeting in Turkey

22 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the perpetrator would spend life in prison.

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

21 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates 'as soon as possible'

25 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal.

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