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An Istanbul court has ordered the release of five suspects after the trial into the escape of Carlos Ghosn began.

The trial of 20 Saudi suspects that began in absentia on Friday was postponed to November, in hopes that the suspects would be made to attend the hearings.

Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

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Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

Erdogan rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the ...

Turkish minister in Libya for defence cooperation talks

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Turkish minister in Libya for defence cooperation talks

The talks covered defence and security training programmes under a deal signed by Tripoli and Ankara in November last year, a statement said.

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How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

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Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep ...

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Iraq sets up border posts to 'prevent Turkish advance'

Ankara has established at least a dozen posts inside Iraqi territory as part of a military campaign to rout members of the PKK.

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4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish factory

Four people were killed and at least 97 injured due to an explosion at a fireworks factory in Turkey.

<em>Turkey</em>: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

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Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

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Libyan government finds more bodies in former Haftar stronghold

The Libyan government has found six more bodies in a mass grave in the former Haftar stronghold of Tarhouna, raising the total number of corpses ...

<em>Turkey</em> trial of Khashoggi murder suspects begins in absentia

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Turkey trial of Khashoggi murder suspects begins in absentia

Two former aids to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other suspects are on trial in absentia.

<em>Turkey</em> demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

Turkish President Erdogan visits Qatar

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Turkish President Erdogan visits Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a one-day visit to Qatar.

Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

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Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to ...

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Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between Libyan ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

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Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

Soon after his comments, the hashtag in Turkish meaning "don't touch my social media" was trending on Twitter.

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Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

The surprise visit from the Greek offical is the latest sign of deepening ties between Athens and Haftar

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

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Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group ...

Dozens feared dead as <em>Turkey</em> migrant boat capsizes

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Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

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