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Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ally Turkey.

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

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Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey and Egypt to hold 'normalisation' talks: foreign minister

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Turkey and Egypt to hold 'normalisation' talks: foreign minister

Turkey and Egypt cut off relations in 2013, after the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi was overthrown as Egyptian president.

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Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

President Erdogan said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties.

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Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

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Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

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Greece agrees to talks with Libya over maritime zone

Greece and Libya have agreed to enter talks to mark out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean after Tripoli reiterated an agreement with ...

Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

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Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

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Turkey hails 'new era' with Egypt after tensions

Turkey and Egypt are reigniting their relationship after a period apart which started with the overthrow of the Mohamed Morsi.

Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

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Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

Turkey, which is battling a third peak, will have evening curfews go into effect nationally at 7:00pm and stay in place until Ramadan ...

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

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How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in ...

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and ...

<em>Erdogan</em> vows Turkish support for Ukraine amid Russia tensions

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Erdogan vows Turkish support for Ukraine amid Russia tensions

The comment comes despite warm relations between Russia and Turkey.

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

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Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and expanding ...

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

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US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' <em>Erdogan</em> remarks

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Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' Erdogan remarks

Turkey summoned the Italian ambassador to Ankara to protest remarks made by the European country's prime minister on Thursday.

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Turkey rejects 'sofagate' criticism as 'unfair', blames EU

Turkish president Erdogan has come under fire for a seating mishap during his recent meeting with the EU. Now, his foreign ...

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

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Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

Turkey recorded its highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council ...

Turkey jails ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

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Turkey jails ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

Turkey has sentenced four former soldiers to life in prison for their roles in the 2016 coup that sought to remove Erdogan from office.

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