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Turkey faces a 'real risk' of US sanctions for testing the Russian S-400 air defence system, a top State Department official warned.

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

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Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

Azerbaijan accused Armenia of conducting a deadly missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

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Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

<em>Turkey</em> threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

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Turkey threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

Turkish officials have accused the controversial satirical weekly of 'cultural racism' and 'immorality' over its publication of a caricature of ...

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Erdogan sues Dutch far-right MP Wilders over 'terrorist' cartoon

Dutch far-right politician and former MP Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, shared a cartoon of Erdogan with the caption "terrorist".

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Turkey jails US consulate staffer for 'aiding terror group'

Nazmi Mete Canturk, a Turkish citizen who worked at the Istanbul consulate as a security officer, was jailed for five years for aiding a 'terror ...

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Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

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Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

Turkey claims to have killed two Kurdish militants in anti-terror raids.

France boycott call puts <em>Turkey</em> 'even further' from EU

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France boycott call puts Turkey 'even further' from EU

The European Commission on Tuesday warned Turkey is moving further away from the European Union because of President Recep Tayyip ...

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Tens of thousands stage anti-France rally in Bangladesh

Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh took to the streets demanding a boycott of French products amid increasing tensions between President ...

Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to condemn the promotion of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

<em>Turkey</em> detains IS suspects for 'preparing attacks'

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Turkey detains IS suspects for 'preparing attacks'

Seven Islamic State suspects accused of planning attacks in Turkey were detained by security forces on Tuesday.

Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

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Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge ...

Muslims 'not persecuted' in France, says country's Muslim council

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Muslims 'not persecuted' in France, says country's Muslim council

"France is a great country, Muslim citizens are not persecuted," the council, which acts as an official go-between for the state and observant ...

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Palestinian groups head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

The Hamas delegation was headed by Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas' political wing.

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Turkey condemns 'monstrous' murder of teacher in France: spokesman

Erdogan's spokesman made the comments after France expressed disappointment over the lack of an official condemnation by Ankara.

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Turkish currency sinks to eight liras to the dollar

The Turkish lira has sunk even lower as Erdogan calls for a boycott of French goods.

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

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Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

Relations have been strained in recent months following Turkish exploration and drilling operations in waters claimed by both Cyprus and Greece.

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Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes on Monday killed dozens of Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's northwest in the bloodiest surge in violence reported ...

France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

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France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

Erdogan took a second insulting swipe at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said calls to boycott French products were the work of a "radical ...

Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

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Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

Less than an hour after the third ceasefire went into effect, the warring sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts accused each other of 'gross ...

Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

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Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

Turkey faces potential sanctions under a 2017 law known as CAATSA, which mandates sanctions for any 'significant' purchases of weapons ...

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