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    Turkish referendum campaign in Europe fires up tensions

    Turkey's family minister flew home to Istanbul on Sunday after Dutch authorities expelled her for seeking to woo the vote of expatriate Turks for a key referendum at home.

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    Turkey’s referendum

    Reasonable people have long believed that the first person in a conversation to mention Adolf Hitler or the Nazis loses the argument. Turkey’s President Recep Tayib Erdogan does not subscribe

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    Putin hosts Syria talks, hails partnership with Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin hailed close ties between the Russian and Turkey militaries as he welcomed Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Friday’s talks focusing on Syria.

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    Russia, Turkey, U.S. hold military talks

    The meeting between Turkish Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov appears to be the first of its kind.

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    10-nation ECO vows to combat terror at summit in Pakistan

    Established in 1985 for promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member states, ECO now comprises of a region that stretches from the Himalayas in the East to the West of Dardanelles from the Ara

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    Business world hopeful about Erdoğan's visit to Pakistan

    Turkish business world anticipates that trade and investments between Turkey and Pakistan will advance into a new phase with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's upcoming visit to Pakistan.

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    Syrian opposition calls for direct talks with government

    Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in Geneva.

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    Is The West Promoted Turkish Model Dead?

    The Syrian civil war has become one of the greatest tragedies in human history in terms of its humanitarian consequences. The war has had huge ramifications for the Middle East, contributing greatly to the rise of ISIS.

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    Astana talks on Syria begin behind closed doors

    Delegates from the Syrian government and opposition groups attend a fresh round of peace negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan, in a new phase of the diplomatic process mediated by Iran, Russia and Turkey.

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    Erdogan meets King Salman ahead of Syria peace talks

    Turkey’s Presi­dent Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi Arabia’s top leadership on Tuesday during a visit to further strengthen ties as part of a Gulf tour ahead of Syria peace talks.

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    Turkey moves east, away from West

    Developments in Syria have forced Turkey to move away from the policy of its Nato allies and closer to Russia against whom President Erdogan had committed numerous acts of aggression.

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    Trilateral meeting on Syria ceasefire begins in Astana

    Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement.

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    Geneva talks on Syria postponed: Russia FM

    Russia says the next of round peace negotiations, which were planned to held between the Syrian government and opposition groups early in February, have been postponed to the end of next month.

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    Istanbul braces for second wave of heavy snowfall

    A second wave of heavy snowfall is expected to hit Istanbul starting from Thursday, just two weeks after the city experienced the most extreme snowfall since 2009.According to forecasts, the temperatures in Istanbul.

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    Russia to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with officials from Syria’s political opposition on Jan. 27, Moscow said, but it appeared representatives from armed rebel groups were not invited

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    Syria talks in Astana seek to bolster truce in peace bid

    International meeting on Syrian settlement aim to produce a joint agreement Tuesday to bolster a cease-fire that could build momentum ahead of United Nations-backed negotiations next month to end the six-year civil war.

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    Russian,Turkish campaign in Syria deepens NATO crisis

    The bombing campaign struck targets around the Syrian town of al-Bab, the scene of bloody fighting between Turkish troops and ISIS militants over the past several weeks.

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    Russia says Turkey joins raids on Daesh in Syria

    The Wednesday aerial attacks by Russian and Turkish war planes were the “first joint air operation” by the two countries against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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    Turkey moves to expand Erdogan powers

    Turkey was a key step closer on Monday to dramatically expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after parliament approved, on first reading, a bill critics fear will lead to one-man rule.

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    37 killed in Turkish plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

    The Boeing 747 crashed near the Manas airport outside Bishkek at around 7:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) as it was attempting to land in poor visibility because of dense fog on Monday.

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    Russia, Turkey agree to 'coordinate' strikes in Syria

    Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement spelling out mechanisms to "coordinate" their air forces in Syria when conducting strikes "on terrorist targets", the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday.

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    Turkey begins debate on new Erdogan powers

    Turkey’s parliament on Monday began debating a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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    Erdogan could be losing his grip on a dangerous, divided Turkey

    Turkey’s New Year was marred by a terrorist attack, claimed by the so-called Islamic State, that killed 39 people and injured many more at a famous nightclub in Istanbul.

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    IS claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

    Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year’s Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large.

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