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Syrian rebels set free one of 11 Lebanese pilgrims


August 26th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 26 (IANS) One of 11 Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped by armed men in Syria since May has been set free, officials said.Hussein Ali Omar, who was just freed, touched ... Read more...

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Russian helicopter crashes in southwestern Turkey, killing 5


August 12th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
KÖYCEĞIZ, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian helicopter participating in an operation to extinguish wildfires crashed in southwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three Russian citizens and two Turkish citizens, the owner of ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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Now Russian gas to Europe to pass through Turkey


December 29th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS) Turkey has allowed Russia to build a gas pipeline through its part of the Black Sea, making it possible for Moscow to bypass Ukraine to deliver ... Read more...

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$50 mn Saudi aid for Turkey quake survivors


October 28th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will give $50 million for quake relief in Turkey, the official media reported.The offer was announced Thursday by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Turkey objects to NATO military intervention in Libya


March 14th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 14 (IANS) The Turkish government Monday objected to the idea of military intervention by NATO forces in Libya, stating that such an action would not help in finding ... Read more...

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Turkey flying in Indian envoy’s body


March 12th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) In a gesture underlining closer ties with India, the Turkish government has provided a military plane to ferry the body of the deceased Indian ambassador ... Read more...

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Turkey calls for peace in Egypt


February 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 1 (IANS) Expressing concern at the violence during the weeklong protests in Egypt, Turkey has urged both the Egyptian government and opposition groups to maintain peace in the country."Egypt has ... Read more...

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Turkey allowed US to use airbase to take suspected terrorists to Guantánamo Bay


January 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara, Jan 18 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Turkey had allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik to take suspected terrorists to ... Read more...

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Yacht owned by founder of Turkey used by prostitution ring


December 21st, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): A yacht that belonged to the late founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, is said to have been used by an international prostitution ring catering to rich ... Read more...

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UAE condemns Turkey suicide blast


October 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirate (UAE) condemned the suicide bombing in Turkey, which injured 22 people Sunday, as "a coward terrorist act".A statement by the UAE foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Modern Turkey founder Ataturk’s yacht seized over vice ring allegations


September 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.30 (ANI): The Turkish Government has seized a state yacht that was once used by Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, following media reports that a vice ring had used ... Read more...

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Turkey has closed airspace to Israeli military flights: PM


June 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS/AKI) Turkey closed its airspace to several Israeli military flights following the deadly raid on a humanitarian aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip in May. Turkish Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Turkish jets bomb targets in northern Iraq


June 21st, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 21 (IANS) Two Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Iraq's northern Kurdish mountainous region, a media report said. The fighter jets bombarded the Sidakan district in Arbil province, Xinhua reported citing ... 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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Afghan general Rashid Dostum flies to exile in Turkey


December 4th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Dec 4 (DPA) Afghan warlord and former army chief Rashid Dostum has flown to Turkey to live in exile, Vatan newspaper reported Thursday.Vatan reported that Dostum, a leader of Afghanistan's Uzbek ... Read more...

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86 people indicted in Turkey for coup attempt


July 14th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ankara, July 14 (Xinhua) Eightysix people suspected of plotting against the Turkish government were indicted Monday at an Istanbul court, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. Istanbul's chief prosecutor Aykut Cengiz Engin ... Read more...

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Turkey to open consulate in Hyderabad


June 26th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) India has granted permission to the Turkish government to establish their consulate here, an official said Thursday. The Andhra Pradesh government would provide all the amenities required for ... Read more...

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‘Syria ready to seize chance to make peace with Israel’


June 17th, 2008 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Syria, which last month announced resuming indirect contacts with Israel, has said it is ready to "seize any opportunity to make peace" but is not willing to ... Read more...

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Israel and Syria hold indirect talks


May 22nd, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by admin
Nicosia, May 22 (ANI): The Israeli, the Syrian and the Turkish government confirmed on Wednesday that indirect talks are being held in Istanbul between Israel and Syria, aimed at reaching a ... Read more...

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Turkey eases restrictions on freedom of speech


April 30th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Ankara, April 30 (DPA) Turkish parliament early Wednesday passed amendments to the Article 301 of the criminal code which criminalizes "insulting Turkishness" and which has been strongly criticized by the European Union ... Read more...

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Kiwi forensics quest to prove Noah’s Arks existence in Turkey


April 3rd, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, Apr 3 (ANI): A Kiwi company has embarked on a mission to determine whether something buried under ice on Turkey's Mt Ararat could be Noah's Ark.Global Intelligence Solutions, which specialises ... Read more...

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US urges Turkey to limit operations in northern Iraq


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, Feb 22 (Xinhua) The US Friday urged Turkey to limit its operations in northern Iraq to precise targeting of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "We were notified and we urged ... Read more...

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US urges Turkey, Iraq cooperation in fight against PKK


February 20th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, Feb 20 (Xinhua) The US has urged Turkey and Iraq to cooperate closely in curbing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighting for an independent homeland spread over Iran-Iraq-Turkey border areas. "We ... Read more...

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IOC and Calik Energy get green light to build refinery at Ceyhan


January 10th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Nicosia, Jan.10 (ANI): The Turkish government has given Calik Energy and the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) the green light to build a 300,000 barrels a day (b/d) refinery at the Mediterranean port ... Read more...

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President Gul signs Turkey’s nuclear energy law


December 4th, 2007 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Nicosia, Dec.4 (ANI): Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has recently signed the law on nuclear energy which was passed early in November by the Turkish Parliament. Gul's predecessor Ahmet Necdet Sezer had vetoed ... Read more...

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Turkey urged by US to end gas imports from Iran


November 14th, 2007 - 2:01 am ICT by admin
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