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Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to ease restrictions and announce new policies later this week.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Turkey says 'won't allow' Israel to annex West Bank

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Turkey says 'won't allow' Israel to annex West Bank

'We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else' said the Turkish leader in an Eid address focused on Israel's planned ...

<em>Erdogan</em>, Rouhani to reopen Turkey-Iran borders and resume trade

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Erdogan, Rouhani to reopen Turkey-Iran borders and resume trade

Iran and Turkey have agreed to work on resuming bilateral trade and reopening land borders shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses in the battle for Tripoli.

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

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Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

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Turkey declares 'Mission Accomplished' in battle against coronavirus

A Turkish official has declared 'Mission Accomplished' in the country's battle against its Covid-19 outbreak.

Turkey expands Qatar currency swap line to $15 billion

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Turkey expands Qatar currency swap line to $15 billion

Turkey has turned to Gulf ally Qatar to secure much-needed currency amid economic pressure from the coronavirus crisis.

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

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Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

Turkey has detained five mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

<em>Erdogan</em> attacks opposition mayors over coronavirus aid

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Erdogan attacks opposition mayors over coronavirus aid

Erdogan accused his opposition of creating 'a state within a state' after mayors took their initiative to ease the social and financial ...

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

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Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

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Turkish over-65s enjoy outside after weeks of coronavirus quarantine

After seven weeks of strict confinement, elderly and chronically ill Turks are finally allowed outside.

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Turkish florists demand coronavirus curfew exemption for Mother's Day

Flower sellers want to be able to trade during the weekend curfew which coincides with Mother's Day this year.

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Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass asked Ankara to conceal the delivery of 2 million masks to the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Libyan government launches operation to capture major Haftar airbase

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Libyan government launches operation to capture major Haftar airbase

The Libyan government has launched an operation to capture the Al-Watiya Airbase, southwest of Tripoli, a major hub for forces loyal to rogue ...

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Turkey eases lockdown restrictions on over 65s, under 20s

Turkey will relax confinement rules on people aged 65 and over, and those under 20, as the country moves to a "new normal", President Recep ...

Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

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Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

Footballer and philanthropist Mesut Ozil has donated enough money to provide iftar packages to some 16,000 Muslims observing Ramadan in Somalia, ...

Turkey records lowest Covid-19 deaths in over a month

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Turkey records lowest Covid-19 deaths in over a month

Turkey’s health minister has announced 61 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest number in over a month.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Lebanon's protesters defy coronavirus lockdown, while Iran's daily Covid-19 death rate drops drastically. Here's your daily update.

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