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Turkey lashed out at France over tensions in the eastern Mediterranean as EU foreign ministers met to discuss the crisis in the disputed waters.

Turkey has criticised the US-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as 'betraying the Palestinian cause'.

Turkey could suspend relations with UAE after Israel deal

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Turkey could suspend relations with UAE after Israel deal

Turkey may suspend its diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates following a deal to normalise ties with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and ...

<em>Erdogan</em> praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

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Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

'We are there in Lebanon because of eternal brotherhood ties, not to have our picture taken or parade in front of the cameras as some do,' the ...

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France to beef up military presence in Eastern Mediterranean

France announced it would temporarily boost its military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean in response to Turkey's contested oil and gas exploration in the area.

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Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

Restoration attempts to Istanbul's 14th-century Galata Tower has prompted uproar in Turkey after workers were seen drilling down the stone wall ...

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EU to discuss Turkey-Greece tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

Ankara resumed gas exploration in the disputed Eastern Mediterranean this week after Athens signed a maritime borders agreement with rival Egypt.

Turkey vows to step up gas exploration in Mediterranean

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Turkey vows to step up gas exploration in Mediterranean

Turkey wants to step up its gas exploration in the Mediterranean sea, despite Greek opposition.

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Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

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EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said after Greece and Egypt set up an ...

Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

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Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

Turkey announced its intention to search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, despite conflict with Greece in the past.

Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

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Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

The new fall comes as markets worry about a meltdown in the foreign currency reserves at Turkey's central bank.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

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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

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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.

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Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to resurrect the ...

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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.

Top Turkey cleric attacked over 'offensive' Hagia Sophia sermon

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Top Turkey cleric attacked over 'offensive' Hagia Sophia sermon

The head of Turkey's religious body has been slammed for comments he made that were deemed to be offensive to the modern republic's founder ...

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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 ...

Turkey calls Greek reaction to Hagia Sophia prayers 'hostile'

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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 ...

Turkey frees 2 Czechs jailed on terror charges

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Turkey frees 2 Czechs jailed on terror charges

Turkey had accused the pair of belonging to the YPG, a Kurdish group Ankara considers a terrorist organisation.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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