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Turkey hits at 'Crusades' against Islam in cartoons row with France

2:43am IST

ANKARA Turkey's president said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to "relaunch the Crusades", heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries.

Turkish leader backs boycott of French goods over cartoon row

27 Oct 2020

PARIS/ANKARA Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. | Video

UPDATE 3-Erdogan urges Turks to boycott French goods

27 Oct 2020

ANKARA, Oct 26 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks to boycott French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron's "anti-Islam" agenda.

Erdogan set to unveil total size of Black Sea gas find

14 Oct 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he will announce the total size of gas reserves found in the country's largest-ever discovery when he visits a drill ship in the Black Sea on Saturday.

North Cyprus to reopen beach abandoned in no-man's land since 1974 conflict

07 Oct 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA Northern Cyprus said on Tuesday it will reopen the beach area of an abandoned resort in no-man's land, a move condemned by Greek Cypriots and likely to conjure up memories of the 1974 Turkish invasion that partitioned the island.

After signs of rapprochement, Turkey-EU ties sour again

06 Oct 2020

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's relations with the European Union appeared to take a turn for the worse on Tuesday, as Ankara voiced dissatisfaction with the result of last week's EU summit and the bloc said the country's bid for membership was evaporating.

Turkey, Cyprus lobby for EU support ahead of summit

30 Sep 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA Turkey and Cyprus, sharply at odds over rights in the Mediterranean, made competing claims on Wednesday for support from the European Union ahead of a leaders' summit at which the divided bloc will discuss possible sanctions on Ankara.

UPDATE 1-Turkey, Cyprus lobby for EU support ahead of summit

30 Sep 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA, Sept 30 Turkey and Cyprus, sharply at odds over rights in the Mediterranean, made competing claims on Wednesday for support from the European Union ahead of a leaders' summit at which the divided bloc will discuss possible sanctions on Ankara.

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