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Trump advisor in Turkey for talks on Syria pullout

The White House’s National Security advisor will meet with Ankara officials on Tuesday to discuss the surprise withdrawal of US troops from Syria, as the Turkish president hailed the pullout as “the right call”.

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Turkey refuses to cancel purchase of S-400 from Russia

Turkey has rejected a US offer to cancel its purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia, the Russia-based Sputnik news agency reported on Sunday, citing Turkish media.

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Kurds plea for Assad help to stop threat of Turkish attack

Kurdish Syrian forces yesterday asked the Assad government for protection against a Turkish attack on a flashpoint town.

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Feeling betrayed by the US, Kurdish groups hand over a strategic city to the Syrian army

Shortly after US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American forces out of Syria, the Syrian Kurds, feeling betrayed by Washington, turn to Damascus to secure them in face any potential Turkish invasion. In this vein, the Kurdish armed group YPG handed over Manbij city to the Syrian army.

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The Inside Story Behind Trump’s "Shocking" Withdrawal From Syria

In a report that essentially confirms what Secretary Mattis only insinuated in his letter of resignation, the Associated Press offered an account sourced from anonymous US and Turkish officials that appears to confirm all of President Trump’s hawkish critics’ worst fears about his landmark decision to withdraw US forces from Syria: Namely, that it was made seemingly on a whim, without consulting his national security team, during a phone call with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Rouhani’s Ankara visit a sign of growing Iran-Turkey relations despite the US pressures

In line with developing ties between Tehran and Ankara at both bilateral and regional levels, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Turkey today to attend high-level talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey jails nephew of cleric accused of orchestrating coup bid

A Turkish court has sentenced a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, a cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, to seven-and-a-half years in prison on terrorism-related charges.

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US, Turkish Presidents Talk as Ankara Ratchets Up Syria Tension

The Turkish and U.S. presidents spoke by telephone Friday, as Ankara threatens to attack a key Washington ally in the U.S. effort against Islamic State in Syria.

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UK to pay obligations under Turkey-EU refugee agreement before Brexit

The British government has pledged to continue to pay its obligations to the Turkish government under the Turkey-European Union (EU) refugee agreement until its official withdrawal from the union, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

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Symbolic Funeral in Istanbul Pays Homage to Slain Saudi Journalist

Dozens of people paid homage to slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a symbolic funeral in Istanbul Friday as Turkish media claimed Ankara has a second audiotape discrediting Saudi Arabia’s version of the killing.

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U.S. Justice Department denies exploring extradition of Erdogan foe to appease Turkey

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday denied that it was planning an extradition deal designed to persuade the Turkish president to ease off on a probe over the killing of a journalist in an Istanbul embassy.

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Turkey withdraws from Libya summit in Italy

Turkey has withdrawn from a two-day summit about Libya that is being held in Italy with “deep disappointment”, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told reporters on Tuesday, objecting to what he said was Ankara’s exclusion from some of the talks.

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۲۵ soldiers wounded, 7 missing in Turkey ammunition explosion

At least 25 soldiers were injured and seven more went missing after an explosion in military base in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province on Friday, Turkish Defense Ministry said.

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Riyadh sent experts to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkey

Saudi Arabia sent two experts to Istanbul with the specific aim of covering up evidence after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official said on Monday.

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Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid, claims Turkish official

Saudi operatives dissolved journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body after murdering and dismembering the 59-year-old, an adviser to the Turkish president said yesterday.

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