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Both sides have welcomed the thought of peace talks but fierce tensions remain.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the US-Cyprus agreement ignores the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.

Turkey denies supporting anti-government protests in northern Lebanon

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Turkey denies supporting anti-government protests in northern Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement Gebran Bassil claimed Turkey was 'stirring sedition' in Lebanon in order to expand its influence in the country's north

US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

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US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

Ankara accused Washington of failing to respect the 'rule of law' over the statement urging Osman Kavala's release.

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

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Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

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Greek protesters burn Turkish flag following Hagia Sophia conversion

Protesters in the Greek city of Thessaloniki burned Turkish flags after Muslim prayers were held in the Hagia Sophia, while the Turkish and Greek leaders made mutually hostile statements.

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Turkey calls Greek reaction to Hagia Sophia prayers 'hostile'

Relations between NATO allies Ankara and Athens have been uneasy in recent months but tensions increased over Hagia Sophia and energy riches in ...

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Turkey, France row over Mediterranean claims

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the threat of sanctions would 'come to nothing'.

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Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

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Turkey urges EU to correct 'mistake' over travel list

Turkey has recorded 5,131 deaths since the first reported case of COVID-19 while nearly 200,000 people have been infected, according to health ...

Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

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Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

A statue of the founder of the Turkish Republic was vandalised with a sign saying 'yes, I am guilty of crimes against humanity'.

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Turkey denies jets harassed Greek defence minister

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Turkey denies jets harassed Greek defence minister

Greek defence sources said on Sunday the encounter occurred after its jets intercepted Turkish aircraft in what are common but at times ...

Turkey to abolish visas for UK tourists

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Turkey to abolish visas for UK tourists

Turkey is set to welcome six countries, including the UK and Poland, into its visa-free club as a move to open European borders.

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Turkey, France in war of words over Libya

In the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Turkey and France, President Emmanuel Macron accused his Turkish counterpart of failing to keep his word.

Ali Bakeer

Turkish-Libyan alliance in eastern Mediterranean: A game changer?

Legislators approved an agreement which would give Turkey access to an economic zone across the Mediterranean, brushing aside objections by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan pledges Syria operation against YPG east of Euphrates

Turkey will launch an operation in northern Syria to remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara.

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Egypt slams Turkey for EU-Arab summit criticism

Egypt's foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of partisanship towards the Muslim Brotherhood after Turkish criticism ...

Erdogan lambasts Brussels over EU-Arab summit

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Erdogan lambasts Brussels over EU-Arab summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday lambasted the EU after the bloc held a summit with Arab leaders in Egypt despite Cairo's ...

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Turkey urged to lead investigation into Chinese 'Muslim persecution'

Human Rights Watch has praised Turkey's recent condemnations of the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China and called on the country to lead a ...

China fires back following Turkish criticism of Uighur abuses

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China fires back following Turkish criticism of Uighur abuses

China dismisses criticism by Turkey of its treatment of the Muslim Uighur people.

Turkey deplores China's 'tragic' treatment of Uighur Muslims

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Turkey deplores China's 'tragic' treatment of Uighur Muslims

Turkey lambasted China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as 'a great embarrassment for humanity'.

Turkey rejects YPG call for Assad forces in Manbij

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Turkey rejects YPG call for Assad forces in Manbij

Turkey on Friday rejected a YPG proposal to put Syrian regime forces in Manbij following the withdrawal of US troops.

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