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    Video of bikini-clad Muslim woman praying at Turkish beach resort sparks religious debate

    A video has emerged on Turkish social media of a bikini-clad woman praying on the seaside, sparking debate over her unorthodox act of piety.The 30-second long clip, which was reportedly shot in the Turkish resort.

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    Indonesia,Turkey team up in defense, enhance military ties

    Collaboration between Turkey and Indonesia in the defense industry and the military is increasing as the two countries are engaged in joint production of tanks, drones, submarines, weapons and radar systems.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iran, Turkey military chiefs discuss security, regional issues

    The military chiefs of Iran and Turkey have discussed ways to improve the two countries’ security, particularly in border areas, and continue the fight against terrorism.

    West Asia
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    Turkey, Qatar launch joint military exercises

    Turkey and its main regional ally Qatar on Tuesday launched military exercises in the emirate that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles, reports said.

    West Asia
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    Nearly 500 to face coup trial in Turkey

    Nearly 500 people arrested in the crackdown following the failed July 15, 2016 coup in Turkey will go on trial today. They are accused of conspiring to oust the government from an air base seen as the plotters' hub.

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    Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia his office announced Tuesday.Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour.

    West Asia
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    EU parliament calls for suspending Turkey accession talks

    The European Parliament called on Thursday for Turkey’s European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara fully implements plans to expand President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, in a vote which Turkey dismissed.

    West Asia
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    Turkish youth wins European wrestling gold in Germany

    Kamal defeated Emin Narimanovitch Sefershaev 5-3 in the final bout of the 55 kilogram class, helping Turkey to rank third out of 38 European countries competing in the tournament, which ended yesterday.

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    Daesh fully withdraws from Syria's Aleppo province, monitor says

    Daesh terrorist group no longer has a presence in Syria's Aleppo province after withdrawing from a series of villages where regime forces were advancing, a monitor said Friday.

    West Asia
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    Saudi-Turkish relations deteriorate over Qatar

    Relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to deteriorate over the Qatar rift, with Riyadh leading a blockade on the Persian Gulf emirate and Ankara sending troops to the small country.

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    UAE paid $3bn to finance coup attempt in Turkey: Report

    The United Arab Emirates financed a high-profile coup attempt last year in Turkey and paid about three billion dollars to the putschists, a columnist in a Turkish daily has claimed.

    West Asia
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    Syrian Army reaches Iraqi border, cutting off US at Al Tanf

    While we don't have a lot of details yet, here's what we can say: this is a brilliant move if true. Not exactly a checkmate yet, but definitely a check on US ambitions in southern Syria.

    West Asia
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    Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of Turkish troops there, saying Riyadh needed to put brotherhood .

    West Asia
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    CNN Host Should Take Honest Interview of Aleppo Boy:Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday invited CNN host Christiane Amanpour to visit Syria to make an honest interview with the Syrian boy from Aleppo

    West Asia
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    Daesh killed 163 civilians fleeing Mosul: UN official

    The United Nations’ human rights chief says the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group executed 163 civilians last week to prevent them from fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is leading a counterterrorism operation.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan, Turkey ink MoU for sale of warships, aircraft

    Pakistan and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sale of four Turkish-made corvette warships and 52 Pakistan-made training planes for Turkey's armed forces.

    South Asia
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    Turkey Flays Trump Plans To Arm Syrian Kurds

    The Pentagon made the announcement on Tuesday, stressing that arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is to “ensure a clear victory" in operations aimed at the liberation of Raqqah from the Daesh terrorist group.

    West Asia
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    Turkey fires 100 more judges, prosecutors in anti-Gulen purge

    Turkey’s judicial authorities announced on Friday the sacking of over 100 more judges and prosecutors deemed to be followers of the alleged mastermind.

    West Asia
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    India rejects Turkey's offer to host multilateral talks on Kashmir

    While Pakistan welcomed on Monday Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer to strengthen the dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi asserted that it was an Indo-Pak bilateral matter.

    South Asia
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    Turkey's Tourism Revenues Continue to Slide in Q1

    Turkey’s tourism revenue reached $3.4 billion in the first quarter of the year with a 17.1% year-on-year decrease, amid the continuing decline in the number of foreign arrivals.

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    Turkey sees role in Kashmir talks

    Setting the stage for intense diplomacy, Turkey has urged for multilateral dialogue to solve the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. In comments made to an Indian TV channel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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    Opposition disputes Turkey vote as EU urges probe

    The European Union also urged a probe into the poll fraud claims after international observers voiced concerns, but US President Donald Trump showed no such scruples, calling Erdogan to offer his congratulations.

    West Asia
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    Copter with Turkish officials crashes, 14 die

    At least 14 people have been killed in an incident where a helicopter transporting senior police and judiciary officials crashed in southeastern Turkey.

    West Asia
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    Turkey extends emergency state after referendum

    The Turkish cabinet agreed late Monday to extend for another three months the state of emergency imposed after last July’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deputy premier said.

    West Asia

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