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Turkey ex-PM launches new party opposing 'leader cult'

Ankara - A former premier and ex-ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a new party on Friday, saying it would stand against "cult of the leader" politics.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

Turkey builds Libya ties in reaction to regional rivals

Ankara - Turkey's recent moves with Libya -- threatening troop deployments and signing a contentious maritime deal -- are aimed at shoring up a rare regional ally and preserving access to gas supplies, analysts say.

Top Europe court calls for immediate release of Turkish philanthropist

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday urged Turkey to release businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, ruling his rights had been violated by more than two years in detention and rubbishing the charges against him.

Greece expels Libyan envoy over Turkey maritime deal

Athens - Greece's foreign ministry on Friday said it was expelling the Libyan ambassador for failing to disclose the contents of a disputed maritime jurisdiction deal with Turkey that has raised hackles in the region.

Cyprus petitions ICC over Turkey's offshore drilling

Nicosia - Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to protect its offshore gas reserves from meddling by Turkey, President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday.

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

Kamishli - Syrian Kurdish mother Shara Sido says the news came to her via a messaging application. She received an image of a bullet-riddled corpse with the instruction: "Come collect your son.

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Moscow - Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter.

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Athens - Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday.

Macron, Erdogan go head-to-head in 'brain death' row

Paris - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out on Friday at Emmanuel Macron over his criticism of Turkey's military intervention in Syria, saying the French president was suffering "brain death", a phrase Macron recently used to describe NATO.

Ex-Kyrgyz diplomat arrested after car found near murder scene

Bichkek - A former Kyrgyz diplomat has been arrested after his car was found near the scene of a whistleblower's murder in Turkey, the country's security agency said on Thursday.

Turkey accuses France's Macron of 'sponsoring terrorism' in Syria

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Emmanuel Macron of sponsoring terrorism in reaction to new criticism by the French president about Ankara's operation in Syria.

Mysterious reappearance of Turkey's missing

Ankara - News that a loved one was in custody would be unwelcome in most circumstances -- but when the police called Sumeyye Yilmaz, she felt her prayers had been answered.Her husband Mustafa Yilmaz had been missing for eight months.

Turkish police fire teargas to disperse women's day rally

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in Istanbul on Monday to demand and "end to impunity" for those guilty of violence against women, a problem endemic in Turkey.

Rare protest in Kyrgyzstan after report claims massive graft

Bichkek - Hundreds of protesters held a rare demonstration in Kyrgyzstan on Monday sparked by a whistleblower's claims of massive official corruption.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Qatar Monday

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar on Monday for discussions on Middle East issues, as the two countries have grown closer since the Saudi-led blockade of the small Gulf state.

Greece: Turkey needs to end 'blackmail' for migrant aid

Washington - Greece's migration minister said that Turkey needs to stop "blackmail" if it wants more EU aid, saying its loaded language had prompted a spike in movement toward Greek shores.

In northeast Syria, last Assyrians fear Turkish advance

- Since fleeing her hometown in northeastern Syria, Suad Simon prays every day for the safety of her husband, who stayed behind with other fighters to defend their majority-Assyrian village.

50,000 migrants expelled from Istanbul since July

Istanbul - Turkey said Friday it had expelled close to 50,000 migrants from Istanbul, including more than 6,000 Syrians, since the start of a crackdown on undocumented immigration.

Trump gives warm White House reception to Turkish President

Trump welcomed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday, Trump's warm welcome included the president saying he was a "big fan" of Erdogan.

After meeting Erdogan, US senator blocks genocide measure

Washington - A US Republican lawmaker who met with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blocked a Senate resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, after a similar measure overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.

US to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Seoul - The United States will maintain around 600 troops in Syria, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Wednesday, despite Donald Trump's desire to end US involvement in what the president calls "endless wars".

Trump dodges US-Turkey rows to focus on Erdogan friendship

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday sidestepped disputes snaring US relations with fellow NATO member Turkey, instead telling visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is a "fan.

Turkey police rearrest journalist Ahmet Altan

Ankara - Turkish police acting on a court order rearrested journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan Tuesday, just a week after his release from prison over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup.

Turkish students, lecturer on trial for Pride march

Ankara - Eighteen Turkish students and a lecturer went on trial on Tuesday for taking part in a banned LGBTI Pride event at an Ankara university.

U.S. Islamic state fighter being deported home by Turkey

Ankara - A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Istanbul - The British founder of a group that helped establish the Syrian White Helmets rescue organisation has died in Istanbul, his office said on Monday.

Top US military official says 500 troops to remain in Syria

Washington - US troop levels in northern Syria will probably stabilize around 500, a top American military leader said Sunday, weeks after President Donald Trump had announced a complete withdrawal.

Car bomb kills 8 in Syria, Turkey says

Istanbul - A car bomb in Syria killed eight people and wounded more than 20 on Sunday in the sector in the north of the country currently under Turkey's control, Ankara said.
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