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Turkey and the EU: The end of the road?

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to call a referendum on the future of Turkey’s EU membership bid, while Brussels accuses Ankara of “backsliding” on key commitments. After an already exhausting process of over half a century, could this finally be the end for the …

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Turkey deploys tanks, artillery near Iraq border

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | The Turkish military has deployed tanks and artillery to southeastern districts near the Iraqi border, military sources said Tuesday. The 30-vehicle convoy left Ankara for Silopi, the sources told AFP, adding that it was now close to Adana province in southern Turkey. The deployment came …

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Turkey fires another 10,000 civil servants in post-coup purge

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish authorities have fired over 10,000 more civil servants, as the government presses a crackdown over the failed July coup, the official gazette said. A total of 10,131 government employees have been removed, mainly from the education, justice and health ministries, according to announcements published …

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Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid. “Our government will take this (proposal on capital punishment) to parliament. I am convinced that …

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Turkey’s Erdogan to Iraqi PM: ‘Know your place’

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday snubbed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s criticism of the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq ahead of a planned operation to retake Mosul city, urging him to “know your place”. “He is insulting me personally. You are not …

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22 dead, 94 injured in Turkey wedding attack

Ankara, Turkey | AFP |  At least 22 people were killed in an attack on a wedding Saturday in Gaziantep in Turkey’s troubled southeast, Turkish MP Mehmet Erdogan told CNN-Turk broadcaster. “There are people who lost their lives and we have initial information suggesting it was a bomb attack. We don’t …

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Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

Saint Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday pledged to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November. Erdogan’s visit to Putin’s hometown of Saint Petersburg is also his first foreign trip …

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