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Background on Turkey’s early elections

In a surprising turn of events, Turkey decided to hold early elections on June 24. The decision was announced following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahçeli following the latter’s call for early elections.

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Two-thirds of U.S. Senate pushes Turkey to release American pastor

Sixty-six U.S. senators signed a letter released on Friday urging Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup.

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Turkey, Iran, Pakistan to establish transit corridor

Iran is set to establish a transportation and transit corridor with Turkey and Pakistan in the near future, Iran’s Road and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi said, according to a report in Iran’s IRNA state news agency.

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Macron says dialogue with Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria is needed

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a dialogue with Russia, Turkey and Iran is needed for the settlement of the Syrian crisis, TASS reported.

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EU: Turkey’s membership hopes at an all-time low

The European Commission will on Tuesday warn that Turkey is taking “major steps” in the wrong direction when it publishes its latest progress report on prospective EU member states.

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Turkey continues to warn France over its military plans in Syria

As the United States and France are revising their Syrian strategies, showing signs of adopting a more aggressive policy toward the issue, Syrian is becoming a scene representing the growing rift between Turkey on the one hand and its NATO allies on the other.

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Russia mulls payments for oil in national currencies with Turkey and Iran

Russia is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

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Iran clarifies its position on Syria ahead of the trilateral Ankara summit

Turkey’s capital Ankara is hosting the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey to discuss the latest developments in Syria, coordinating their efforts to find a political solution for the Arab country’s complicated conflict. Ahead of the summit, Iranian officials made clear some parts of their approach regarding the issue.

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Leaders of Turkey, Russia, Iran to discuss Syria crisis

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to hold talks on the Syrian crisis today.

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What’s on the agenda of Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Ankara?

While having stark differences on many basic issues regarding the Syrian conflict, Iran, Russia and Turkey are eager to continue their path of coordination and cooperation. In this vein, Ankara will host a fresh Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit to discuss latest developments in the war-torn Arab country.

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Pro-gov’t coalition vows firm action against Turkey if northern Iraq threatened

Iraq would take a firm action against Turkey if the latter violated international laws and penetrated into northern Iraqi territories to strike Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, a pro-government coalition was quoted as saying Wednesday.

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EU Commission toughens migration policy, provides another €۳ bn to Turkey

The European Union will release an additional €۳ billion to assist Turkey in accommodating Syrian refugees, while tightening its visa policy for countries who refuse to repatriate their citizens who fail to obtain asylum in Europe, according to the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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EU Commission toughens migration policy, provides another €۳ bn to Turkey

The European Union will release an additional €۳ billion to assist Turkey in accommodating Syrian refugees, while tightening its visa policy for countries who refuse to repatriate their citizens who fail to obtain asylum in Europe, according to the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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Turkish takeover of Afrin might bring disaster – US scholar

“Disaster might follow if Turkey decides to take over Afrin city center,” Steven Heydemann, one of the United States’ most prominent Syria scholars, told AhvalTV in a recorded interview, full version of the talk is pasted at the end of this article.

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Germany reconsidering Turkey travel warning: Turkish FM

Germany is reconsidering its travel warning for Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 7.

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Hunt for energy resources in eastern Mediterranean fuels tension

The struggle for rich gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean is fuelling tension between Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt due to political rivalries and disputes over maritime jurisdiction.

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