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Syrian rebels claim kidnapped Iranians are spies (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian rebels Sunday claimed in a video aired by Al Arabia TV that the 48 Iranians they kidnapped Saturday were members of the elite Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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Wreckage of downed Turkish plane located


June 25th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescue teams have located the wreckage of a Turkish jet, shot down by Syrian forces two days ago, a media report said Sunday.According to TRT ... Read more...

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Clinton urges Assad to transfer power


June 7th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country. On the same day, reports said at ... Read more...

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Turkey to hold political dialogue with EU


June 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) Turkey and the European Union (EU) will engage in a political dialogue in Istanbul Thursday. The meet will be part of Turkey's accession negotiation for the ... Read more...

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Turkish journalists released from Syria


May 13th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) Two Turkish journalists who were held in Syria for two months have been released following Iranian mediation, BBC reported.Reporter Adem Ozkose and cameraman Hamit Coskun arrived ... Read more...

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NATO chopper crash kills 14 near Kabul (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) A Turkish military helicopter with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Friday crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul, killing 12 soldiers and ... Read more...

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Protesters storm Syrian consulate in Istanbul


February 6th, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Feb 6 (IANS) About 400 protesters threw objects and tried to storm the Syrian consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul Sunday, Xinhua reported.The demonstrators chanted slogans against Syrian ... Read more...

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Strait of Hormuz should remain open : NATO


January 19th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where most oil exports from the Gulf to the West pass, must ... Read more...

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Syrian president threatening Israel is media provocation: Russia


October 6th, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS) Russia Wednesday blamed media for provoking a recent threat to attack Israel reportedly voiced by Syrian President Bashar al Assad, RIA Novosti reported.The Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Turkey to strengthen relations with Pakistan


August 12th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 12 (IANS) Turkey has vowed to consolidate its relations with Pakistan.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated this during a joint press conference after holding talks with his Pakistani ... Read more...

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Arab states committed to help Libyan people: UAE


July 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 16 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates has expressed the Arab states' committment to the welfare and help of Libyans facing an ongoing political crisis in their country.UAE's Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Turkey recognises Libyan rebels


July 4th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey has officially recognised Libya's rebel council and pledged to help it with an aid of at least $200 million, Al Jazeera reported.The Turkish foreign ... Read more...

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UAE, Turkey join hands to deliver aid to Libya


February 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Turkey have joined hands to deliver urgent relief assistance to the people of Libya, which is witnessing violent anti-government protests. At a ... Read more...

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World leaders welcome end of Egypt crisis


February 12th, 2011 - 8:20 am ICT by ANI
New York/London, Feb.12 (ANI): World leaders and officials have greeted the departure of President Hosni Mubarak with full-throated expressions of support for the people of Egypt along with some measured words ... Read more...

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Turkey congratulates Egyptian people


February 12th, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Turkey, which had called on Egyptian leaders to ensure a democratic solution to the political unrest, Friday congratulated the people of the Arab country after the announcement of ... Read more...

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Israel will ‘never apologize’ for Gaza flotilla raid


July 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 5(ANI): Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor has said that the government will never apologize for the commando raid on the international aid convoy to Gaza.Palmor's comments come after ... Read more...

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Turkey threatens to cut ties with Israel


July 5th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 5 (DPA) Turkey's foreign minister has warned that diplomatic ties with Israel will be cut in the wake of the recent flotilla crisis unless certain conditions are met, the Turkish ... Read more...

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Turkey insists on international Gaza flotilla investigation


June 14th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 14 (DPA) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Monday said Ankara insists on an international commission to investigate the Israeli commando raid on a Gaza aid flotilla that ended in the ... Read more...

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Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan to discuss war on terror


June 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) The foreign ministers of Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan will meet here Monday to discuss the war on terrorism. A Turkish Foreign Ministry official told Xinhua Sunday that three foreign ... Read more...

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UN vote on Iran sanctions may be deferred


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A U.N. vote on Iran nuclear sanctions will likely be pushed back because of fallout from the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla, sources have said.According to ... Read more...

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Flotilla raid: US trying to placate Turkey without condemning Israel


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): The Obama administration is trying to placate an outraged Turkish government while refusing to condemn Israel for its deadly raid on a flotilla of aid ships bound for ... Read more...

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UN demands impartial inquiry into Gaza flotilla deaths (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (DPA) The UN Security Council called Tuesday for an impartial inquiry into the Israeli commando raid on a flotilla of aid ships for Gaza, which left nine activists ... Read more...

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Gaza flotilla raid: Israel defends itself at UNSC


June 1st, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
New York, June 1 (ANI): Israel on Monday offered a vigorous defense before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over its deadly overnight raid on a flotilla of ships carrying aid bound ... Read more...

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Spain to push for Turkey’s EU membership during its presidency


November 16th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 16 (DPA) Spain will do its best to encourage Turkey's entry into the European Union during its EU-presidency in the first half of 2010, government sources said Monday. King Juan Carlos ... Read more...

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Turkey and Armenia sign protocols on ties


October 11th, 2009 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Zurich, Oct 11 (DPA) Turkey and Armenia Saturday signed two protocols that will pave the way for a new era of diplomatic relations, bilateral ties and the opening of their common border ... Read more...

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Turkey ready to host nuclear talks between Iran, world powers


September 14th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 14 (IANS) Turkey has declared readiness to host nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers, a media report said Sunday. The Press TV network quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ... Read more...

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