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Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a “security zone” in northern Syria as tensions rose over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country. In a telephone conversation, the leaders “discussed the idea of creating …

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Erdogan rejects main Turkey opposition’s TV debate challenge

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday rejected a challenge from the main opposition party’s presidential candidate to hold televised debates ahead of snap polls on June 24. Muharrem Ince, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate running against Erdogan, earlier on Monday urged the president …

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Erdogan vows more cross-border offensives in election manifesto

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to launch further cross-border offensives against terror groups as he revealed his ruling party’s manifesto ahead of snap elections on June 24. Erdogan made a series of promises about the economy and uniting the country during a …

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Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey’s newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June. There had been concerns that the Iyi (“Good”) Party, which until now …

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Erdogan ‘saddened’ by France’s stance on Kurdish militia

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he was “extremely saddened” by France’s position after Paris offered to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist group by Ankara. “We are extremely saddened by France’s… wrong stance on …

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