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US trial of gold trader sparks concern, anger in Turkey

Ankara - A court case in the United States against a leading gold trader and a top Turkish banking executive has sparked anger and anxiety in Ankara, with both US-Turkey ties and the economy at risk of damage.

Erdogan to make first Turkish presidential visit to Greece 'since 1952'

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will in the coming days visit Turkey's sometimes uneasy NATO ally Greece, a top official said Thursday, the first visit by a Turkish head of state to its neighbour in 65 years.

Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from IS: military source

Ceylan - Syria's army and loyalist militiamen Sunday ousted the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country as regime strikes claimed more lives in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus.

Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from IS: military source

Ceylan - The Syrian army and loyalist militiamen Sunday retook full control of Albu Kamal from the Islamic State group, a military source said, ousting the jihadists from their last urban stronghold in Syria.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public order".

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway 'enemy' insult

Istanbul - NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had been portrayed as enemies of the alliance.

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway 'enemy' insult

Istanbul - NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had been portrayed as enemies of the alliance.

Erdogan says Turkey troops pulled from NATO drill amid new tensions

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Ankara had pulled out 40 Turkish troops from a NATO exercise in Norway, in a new outburst of tensions with its Western allies.

Atiye talks new single 'We Got That La,' future plans, Bruno Mars Special

Planet Hum/Universal Music pop recording artist Atiye chatted with Digital Journal about her music, as well as her new single "We Got That La."

Turkey capital bans German gay film festival

Ankara - Turkish authorities have banned a festival of German-language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara Thursday on the grounds it could incite hatred and be at risk from a terror attack.

Turkey asks US for news on jailed businessman Zarrab

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday asked the United States for information regarding the situation of a Turkish-Iranian businessman who is due to go on trial later this month in a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqa jihadists

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday condemned as "an extremely grave revelation" the potential escape of hundreds of jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqa, saying it underscored the perils of Washington's alliance with Kurdish fighters.

Istanbul airport attack suspects on trial over terror

Istanbul - Forty-six suspects -- one third of them Russian nationals -- went on trial Monday in connection with last year's triple suicide bombing of Istanbul's main airport, an attack that killed 45 people.

Turkey denies offering money for US extradition of Erdogan rival

Ankara - Turkey has rejected as "ludicrous" allegations that it offered several million dollars to the United States to extradite a political rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey detains 82 foreigners planning to go to Syria: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities have detained 82 foreigners in Istanbul suspected of having links to the Islamic State group and planning to go to Syria, as Turkey's crackdown against the jihadist group widens.

Erdogan takes aim at 'gay quota' on Turkish committee

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday harshly criticised the existence of a quota for gays on a neighbourhood committee, saying it was at odds with the nation's values.

Over 110 detained in vast anti-IS raids in Ankara

Ankara - Turkish police detained 111 Islamic State suspects in a vast anti-terror operation in the capital Ankara on Thursday, the latest round-ups in a widening crackdown against the extremist group.

Turkey court frees opposition journalist pending trial

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of an opposition newspaper journalist accused of links to the group blamed by the government for last year's failed coup.

Berlin theatre scraps Istanbul 'Richard III' over security fears

Istanbul - One of Germany's best known theatre companies has scrapped at the last minute an eagerly-awaited visit to the Istanbul Theatre Festival this month due to "security" fears for the company, it said Tuesday.

US, Turkey resume limited mutual visa services

Ankara - The US and Turkey said on Monday they resumed limited mutual visa services following an almost month-long suspension in a diplomatic row between the two NATO allies ahead of the Turkish premier's visit to Washington.
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