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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS

Turkish President Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in phone call overnight to act jointly against ISIS in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan

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TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack

TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack

“Turkish government should know that the blood of Muslims shed with airplanes and artillery fire will ignite a fire in their own land,” Islamic State said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead!

TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead!

Turkey News: 39 people were killed early New Year’s Day after a gunman opened fire inside Reina, a popular Istanbul nightclub, local officials said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: West Supporting YPG, PYD, ISIS – Erdogan Says

TURKEY POLITICS: West Supporting YPG, PYD, ISIS – Erdogan Says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, “They (West) are supporting all terror groups — YPG, PYD, Daesh (IS). It’s quite clear, perfectly obvious.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “The EU should decide whether it wants to continue its future vision with or without Turkey.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks

“Turkey is too important to us,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Ankara’s EU Candidacy Hangs In The Balance

TURKEY POLITICS: Ankara’s EU Candidacy Hangs In The Balance

“Turkey is an EU candidate and that means they have to accept that we apply higher standards,” said European Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

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TURKEY: Binali Yildirim To Europe: Brother We Don’t Care About Your Red Line

TURKEY: Binali Yildirim To Europe: Brother We Don’t Care About Your Red Line

“Brother, we don’t care about your red line. It’s the people who draw the red line. What importance does your line have,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

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TURKEY: ‘Terror’ Probe: Gultan Kisanak, Firat Anli Arrested

TURKEY: ‘Terror’ Probe: Gultan Kisanak, Firat Anli Arrested

2 co-mayors of Diyarbakir the biggest Kurdish-majority city in southeast Turkey have been arrested as part of a terrorism enquiry, security officials said.

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TURKEY: Erdogan Fires NATO Military Envoys After Failed Coup

TURKEY: Erdogan Fires NATO Military Envoys After Failed Coup

Most were dismissed from service on their arrival, arrested and imprisoned, according to a Turkish military official at NATO and two farewell letters.

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TURKEY: Erdogan Says EU Yet To Deliver On Migrants Aid Deal

TURKEY: Erdogan Says EU Yet To Deliver On Migrants Aid Deal

European Commission disagrees: “Suggestions to the contrary, including on financial support for refugees in Turkey, are simply not correct and not helpful.”

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TURKEY: Erdogan Vows To Extend State Of Emergency

TURKEY: Erdogan Vows To Extend State Of Emergency

“It would be in Turkey’s benefit to extend state of emergency for three months,” Erdogan said. “They say one year isn’t right for Turkey.

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TURKEY: Tayyip Erdogan Removes Mayors In Kurdish Southeast

TURKEY: Tayyip Erdogan Removes Mayors In Kurdish Southeast

“No democratic state can or will allow mayors and parliamentarians to supply the municipality’s resources to finance terrorist organizations,” Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

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SYRIA: Turkish Forces Will Remain In Syria To Battle Islamic State

SYRIA: Turkish Forces Will Remain In Syria To Battle Islamic State

President Tayyip Erdogan said the bombing in Sirnak province would increase Turkey’s determination as it fights terrorist groups at home and abroad.

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TURKEY: Russia Could Use Incirlik Airbase ‘If Necessary’ – Binali Yildirim

TURKEY: Russia Could Use Incirlik Airbase ‘If Necessary’ – Binali Yildirim

“Turkey intends to develop its own defense industry and strengthens its defense system,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

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GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

German security officials also said Erdogan had an “ideological affinity” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, ARD reported.

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TURKEY: Austria ‘Capital Of Radical Racism’ – Mevlut Cavusoglu

TURKEY: Austria ‘Capital Of Radical Racism’ – Mevlut Cavusoglu

European leaders have voiced concern over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on suspected dissidents after a failed coup attempt last month.

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