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Turkey, Germany agree to mend ties

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany agreed Friday to work towards improving bilateral relations after a period of tensions between Ankara and Berlin.

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Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara’s ongoing operation inside Syria.

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Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded.

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At US outpost in Syria, US general backs Kurdish fighters

The top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group has pledged American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara’s demands for a U.S. pullout

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Lebanese PM on Official Visit to Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim held talks with visiting Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri in Ankara on Wednesday.

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Turkish Warplanes Reportedly Hit Targets in Iraq Amid Afrin Op

The strikes take place days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Ankara aims to clear its borders from terrorists up until Iraq.

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Erdogan Vows To Continue Syria Operation Despite Trump Warning

The Turkish president has vowed to push forward with the cross-border operation against a Kurdish-run Afrin enclave in northern Syria that has raised concerns among many of Ankara’s allies.

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Iran reacts to Ankara’s new military adventure in Syria

As the Turkish army’s operation against Kurdish groups in north-western Syria is entering its third day, international parties involved in the Syrian issue express concern over its possible implications. While urging an end to Ankara’s military move, Iran has underlined the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity.

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What is US-YPG cooperation for?

The Trump administration backing PKK-affiliated YPG terrorists near the Turkish border is an unacceptable move that will end bilateral relations with Ankara.

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US will consider Turkey’s concerns about PKK: Tillerson

The U.S. will continue to work with Turkey and consider Ankara’s concerns about the PKK terror group, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.

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Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?

After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in specific areas will be prioritised over Ankara’s drive for full membership, analysts say.

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Moscow and Tehran continue to work on the peace process as Ankara toughens up its position

After having been silent for a while over the role of current Syrian leadership in the political transition process, Ankara has apparently moved back to the point zero, calling for Bashar al-Assad’s departure. Meanwhile, Russia and Iran are continuing to work on a national Syrian congress to be held in the near future. 

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Erdogan says officials to meet to ‘finalise’ Russia defence deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkish and Russian officials would meet in the coming days to finalise the deal for Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara.

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Ankara summons German ambassador over pro-PKK rally

Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday summoned German ambassador in Ankara over a pro-PKK event held in the city of Cologne.

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Merkel Hints at Possible Measures Against Turkey Over German Nationals Detention

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope that tensions with Ankara would not continue growing, however, she also hinted at the possibility of new steps against Ankara.

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Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

Turkey and Russia are inching towards an accord for the first major Turkish weapons purchase from Moscow, troubling Ankara’s allies in NATO even though the deal may not ultimately materialise.

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