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13 die in Turkish prison fire


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 17 (IANS) A fire in a Turkish prison has killed 13 prisoners, Xinhua reported Sunday.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the died when a fire engulfed the ... Read more...

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Turkey role model for Islamic states: Gilani


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Turkey has been a role model for the Islamic states because of its efforts towards strengthening democracy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said.He said Turkey ... Read more...

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Obama’s secret message: Iran can have civilian n-programme


April 7th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) In a secret message sent through a foreign leader to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, US President Barack Obama hinted that Tehran can have ... Read more...

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Turkish PM warns of ‘disastrous’ consequence if Israel strikes Iran


April 1st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 31 (INAS) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the outcomes of an Israeli air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "disastrous", reports said Saturday.Erdogan ... Read more...

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Iran wants n-talks in Istanbul


March 30th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 30 (IANS) Iran has said it wanted the negotiations on its nuclear programme to take place in Istanbul.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday conveyed this to Turkish ... Read more...

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India discusses upping ties with Canada, Turkey


March 28th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Tuesday met his Canadian and Turkish counterparts on the sidelines of a nuclear safety conference in Seoul and ... Read more...

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UEFA congress begins in Istanbul


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) The 36th Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) began in Istanbul Thursday with participation of representatives from 53 member associations.FIFA President Joseph Sepp ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for constitutional referendum


February 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will declare a date in the near future for a referendum on a new constitution for his country, Russian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Israeli government the problem, not the people: Turkish PM


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 3 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday said his country has problems with the Israeli government but not its people."Our comments are not against the ... Read more...

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Turkey mulls buffer zone on Syrian border


June 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey is pondering the possibility of setting up a buffer zone along its border with Syria to contain the increasing influx of refugees from the ... Read more...

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Turkey to build canal through Istanbul to aid sea traffic


April 28th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 28 (IANS) Turkey has announced a plan to build a 50-km canal through Istanbul that would connect the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. The canal will be ... Read more...

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Turkey, Kyrgyzstan to lift visa restrictions


April 27th, 2011 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 27 (IANS) Visiting Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev said Tuesday that Kyrgyzstan and Turkey would mutually lift visa restrictions and establish a "high level strategic cooperation council" ... Read more...

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Turkey ready to broker cease-fire over fears Libya may turn into “second Iraq or Afghanistan”


March 28th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled that his country is ready to become a mediator to help attain an early ceasefire in Libya over fears that ... 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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US announces sanctions on Libya, EU mulls action


February 26th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US has announced it will impose sanctions against Libya, as part of measures designed to loosen Muammar Gaddafi's grip on power, while the EU said it was ... 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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Europe Leaders Call for faster transition in Egypt


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.3 (ANI): European leaders have called on the Egyptian leadership to effect a faster transition of power to ensure stability in that country.British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday issued ... Read more...

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Obama speaks with foreign leaders on Egypt situation


January 31st, 2011 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has spoken with leaders from Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Britain on the present situation in Egypt, the White House said.Obama spoke to ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers fired at Gaza-bound aid ships in self-defence, says inquiry


January 24th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 24 (ANI): The Israel Government-appointed Turkel Commission has claimed that the country's soldiers opened fire in self-defence during a deadly attack on a Gaza-bound flotilla of aid ships May 31, ... Read more...

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Obama tells Turkish president that WikiLeaks release are ‘deplorable’


December 12th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has offered his strongest condemnation yet of whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks' "deplorable" documents dump.In a call to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Physically and politically weak Berlusconi had wild parties in Italy


November 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted numerous "wild parties" to cover his physical and political weaknesses, cables of the secret web site WikiLeaks reveal.American diplomats, ... Read more...

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Turkish PM says they will not remain silent if Israel attacks Lebanon


November 26th, 2010 - 4:55 am ICT by BNO News
BEIRUT, LEBANON (BNO NEWS) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkey will not remain silent if Israel decides to attack Lebanon, the Hurriyet Daily News reported.Erdogan's remarks ... Read more...

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US ’supporting’ international terrorists: Turkish PM


October 15th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Criticising the "double standards" of the United States, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused it of supporting some common enemies of Pakistan and Turkey, adding that ... Read more...

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N.Waziristan offensive decision to be based on Pak’s need, not US dictates: Gilani


October 15th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Rejecting US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen's assertion that his Pakistani counterpart, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had assured him of launching an offensive in "the epicenter of ... Read more...

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Israeli envoy in Turkey summoned


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 3 (DPA) Israel's ambassador to Turkey has been asked to explain recent remarks made by his country's defence minister regarding concerns he has about Turkey's new intelligence chief, Turkish officials ... Read more...

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British prime minister calls Gaza ‘prison camp’


July 27th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara/Istanbul, July 27 (DPA) British Prime Minister David Cameron described Gaza as a "prison camp" during a trip to Turkey Tuesday, in unusually outspoken comments that overshadowed a speech giving strong ... Read more...

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Jail for man who threw shoe at Turkish PM


July 1st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Seville (Spain), July 1 (IANS/EFE) The Kurdish man who threw a shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after an event in this southern Spanish city has been sentenced to three ... 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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Ahmadinejad says UN lost credibility after Iran resolution


June 14th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 14 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday the UN Security Council has lost its credibility after its adoption of a new sanctions resolution against Iran. "After this resolution the ... Read more...

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Victims of Israel flotilla raid identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 3 (DPA) Eight of the nine people killed in Monday's Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading to Gaza have been identified as Turks, Turkish media reported Thursday. The other victim ... 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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Obama says US wants credible, impartial investigation after Gaza flotilla deaths


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan that the United States wants "a credible, impartial, and transparent investigation of the facts" surrounding Monday's ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General convenes with world leaders concerning Israeli raids on humantiarian flotillas bound for Gaza


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed with world leaders on Tuesday the future course of action over the deadly Israeli raids on a humanitarian flotilla bound ... Read more...

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Iran-Turkey nuclear deal can build confidence: UN


May 25th, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 25 (DPA) A nuclear-fuel swap worked out by Brazil and Turkey for Iran could open the door for further cooperation between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog, UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Nuclear swap deal, opportunity for dialogue: Iran


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 23 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday termed the nuclear agreement with Brazil and Turkey as "opportunity for understanding and dialogue". Iran will forward the nuclear agreement to the International Atomic ... Read more...

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