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Turkey slams Israeli violation in E. Jerusalem

Israel disregards int’l law by approving construction of 792 new housing units in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem  Turkey slammed Israel over the approval of building nearly 800 new housing units in the illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem early Sunday. “Israeli authorities disregarded international law once again by approving …

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Erdogan, Trump meet over dinner in French capital

Leaders from across the world gathered in Paris to mark Nov. 11 Armistice Day  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump chatted for a while on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the French leader. Erdogan arrived in Paris on Saturday at the invitation of French …

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Turkish president stresses on eco-friendly urbanism

Erdogan says residential areas should have amenities like schools, parks, mosques  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday stressed on the need for eco-friendly urbanism in Turkey. Speaking at ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s training and consultation meeting held on World Urbanism Day, Erdogan said his government has planted millions …

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Turkey, US mutually lift sanctions on officials

U.S. had imposed sanctions on Turkish ministers amid a row about pastor Brunson   Turkey and US mutually lifted sanctions on officials on Friday. The U.S Treasury Department said the blacklistings of Abdulhamit Gul and Suleyman Soylu have been lifted. Shortly after the U.S. Treasury Department announced the blacklistings of …

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Turkey continues to preserve rights, interest in Cyprus

Those who try to ignore Turkey in region, will never achieve their goals, says Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy   Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy on Friday said that Turkey will continue to preserve its rights and interests in the region. In a statement Aksoy said: “[Turkey] will resolutely continue to preserve …

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Turkish economic structure solid: Presidential aide

Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Monday said the government is taking necessary steps for stability in the country urging people not to pay heed to speculations about Turkish economy.   “Turkish economy’s structure is solid, nobody should trust speculative news and actions,” he wrote on his official Twitter account. Kalin …

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State of emergency to be extended ‘once again’

The state of emergency imposed in the wake of the defeated July 2016 coup will be extended again, the government announced Monday. Briefing reporters on a Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara, Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said: “The state of emergency will be extended once more.” …

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Turkey opposes any ‘unconstitutional’ move in Iran

Turkey said Wednesday it will reject any unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the Iranian government, as protests in the Islamic Republic entered its seventh day. Deputy Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Bekir Bozdag said in a tweet: “Turkey is against any move to come to power through unconstitutional and unlawful ways …

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Turkey will add value to EU: Turkish parliamentarian

The head of the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday said he hoped the coming year would bring improvements in Turkish-EU relations. “Now, again there are efforts to turn a new page in Turkish-EU relations,” Vokan Bozkir told Anadolu Agency, adding that he wants to leave behind unwelcome developments …

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