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Mesut Ozil ties the knot in Turkey

World Cup-winning footballer has Turkish family roots

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June 8, 2019


PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit

A ceremony to honour PM Khan will be held tomorrow at the Turkish President House

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January 3, 2019


Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey over Khashoggi murder

Erdogan has repeatedly called on Saudi Arabia to hand over suspects

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December 9, 2018


Turkey promises justice in Khashoggi case

‘Won’t allow the murder to be covered up’

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October 24, 2018


Turkey seeks permission to search Saudi consulate in missing journalist case: TV

Khashoggi was critical of Saudi Crown Prince’s policies

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October 8, 2018


U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkish officials over pastor’s detention

The United States imposed sanctions on two top officials in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s Cabinet on Wednesday in a new attempt to get NATO ally Turkey to turn over an American pastor accused of backing a coup attempt against Erdogan two years ago

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August 2, 2018


Erdogan congratulates Imran Khan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday and congratulated him on victory in general elections. The Turkish president expressed well wishes for upcoming democratic government in Pakistan during his telephonic conversation with Imran Khan. Both leaders agreed to start new relation era between the two brotherly Islamic countries.

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August 1, 2018


Turkey’s warns US over sanctions threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the US that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed, in comments published Sunday.

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July 29, 2018


UK arrested Turkish businessman on Ankara extradition request

Britain said on Saturday it had arrested Akin Ipek, a Turkish businessman accused of links to US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, following an extradition request from Turkey. “We can confirm that Mr Ipek has been arrested in relation to an extradition request from Turkey,” a Home Office spokeswoman said in a statement. His case will be…

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July 21, 2018


Erdogan takes on new powers, names son-in-law finance chief

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday took on greater powers than any Turkish leader for decades as he was sworn in for a second presidential term, naming his son-in-law to the key post of finance minister in a revamped cabinet. Erdogan, who has already transformed Turkey in 15 years of rule, took his oath of…

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July 10, 2018


Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to cut ties with US over jailing of banker

NEWS DESK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to cut bilateral agreements between his country and the US after denouncing America’s justice system, reported The Independent with additional input from Reuters. A US court convicted a Turkish banker on Wednesday following a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials. In his…

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January 7, 2018


Erdogan urges world to resist US threat in Jerusalem vote

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called on UN member states not to be swayed by US leader Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding, during a key vote on a motion rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “I am calling on the whole world: never sell your democratic will in return for…

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December 21, 2017


Muslim world should recognize Al Quds as Palestine capital: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on all nations of the world to recognize Al Quds as the capital of Palestine at the emergency Islamic summit called in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan condemned…

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December 13, 2017


Erdogan, Putin warn of further tension over US Jerusalem move

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks escalating tension in an already tense region. Trump’s decision and his plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem sparked violence in Jerusalem, with a fifth day of protests…

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December 12, 2017


Erdogan calls up President Mamnoon over Jerusalem issue

ISTANBUL/ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called President Mamnoon Hussain to discuss the US President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. During the conversation, both leaders emphasized that the decision will negatively affect peace and stability in the Middle East. Tayyip Erdogan said that there will be no lasting peace in the Middle East…

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December 7, 2017


Trump told Erdogan won’t give Syria Kurds more arms

ANKARA: President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday that the US will no longer supply arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia Washington has used against the Islamic State, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday. Trump delivered the message during what the Turkish presidency called a “productive” phone call with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan,…

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November 25, 2017


EU cuts funding to Turkey in 2018 budget

BRUSSELS: An EU 2018 budget deal was announced Saturday that cuts funds destined to Turkey, citing doubts about Ankara’s commitment to democracy and human rights. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had led calls for a cut to the funds, which are linked to Turkey’s stalled bid to join the bloc, following mass-scale arrests in the country…

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November 19, 2017


Turkey halts all visa services for American citizens in US

WASHINGTON: Turkey said Sunday it was halting all visa services for Americans at its diplomatic missions in the US in a tit-for-tat move after Washington made a similar announcement earlier in the day.

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October 9, 2017


Erdogan has become a friend of mine :Trump

US President Donald Trump held talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, praising the controversial Turkish president’s leadership despite a domestic crackdown on critics. “(Erdogan) has become a friend of mine,” Trump said as the pair met on the fringes of the UN General Assembly. “He’s running a very difficult part of the world.” “Frankly…

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September 22, 2017


PM Abbasi meets US Vice President, Turkish President in New York

NEW YORK: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region. The consensus was evolved during a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session…

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September 20, 2017


Afghan conflict cannot be resolved without Pakistan: Turkish President

ASTANA: President Mamnoon Hussain and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Afghan issue could not be resolved without Pakistan. Both the leaders expressed these views in a meeting in Astana to attend the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology. Prominent cabinet members of the Turkish president were also…

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September 10, 2017