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Turkish Tourism and Economy Struggle Due To Bombings, Russia Chill

By Nevzat Devranoglu and Ece Toksabay ANKARA, March 24 – Suicide bombings in Istanbul, a row with the Kremlin and hard times for the Russian middle class—all these factors spell trouble for Turkey’s tourist industry and its wider economy. Nowhere is the mood gloomier than among shopkeepers in Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural gem and scene last

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Suicide Bombing Exposes Divisions Tearing at Turkey’s Stability

By Umit Bektas, Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, March 16 – “Government resign!” chanted some of the mourners at the funeral on Tuesday of four young victims of the suicide bombing in Turkey’s capital Ankara. “Our child has become a victim of ugly politics. We don’t want any politicians at our funeral,” one of the

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At Least 37 Killed in Car Bomb in Turkish Capital

By Ece Toksabay and Orhan Coskun ANKARA, March 14 – The death toll in a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara has risen to 37 people, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Monday, adding that 71 people were still being treated in hospital. Of those in hospital, 15 were in serious condition, he told

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EU Ministers Cautious on Easing Visa Rules for Turkey Under Migration Deal

By Tom Körkemeier and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 10 – European Union interior ministers expressed reservations on Thursday over easing visa requirements for Turkey, a key element of a tentative deal with Ankara that Brussels and Germany hope will halt the mass influx of refugees and migrants to Europe. EU and Turkish leaders agreed in

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Turkey Blames Kurdish Militants for Ankara Bomb, Vows Response

By Ercan Gurses and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 18 – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq. A car laden with explosives detonated

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Turkish Paper Identifies Ankara Car Bomb Attacker as Syrian National

ISTANBUL, Feb 18 – A Syrian national, identified from his fingerprints, carried out a car bomb attack next to military buses in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, that killed 28 people, the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said on Thursday. The paper did not specify the source for its report and it was not immediately possible to confirm

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Some 200,000 at Risk in Turkey’s Fight Against Kurdish Militants

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 21 – Security operations in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. Round-the-clock curfews amid clashes between security forces and

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U.S. Offers Turkey Technology to Block Daesh at Syria border

By Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior U.S. officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier. Washington and Ankara have been discussing for

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Twitter Files Lawsuit Against Turkish Fine Over “Terrorist Propaganda”

ISTANBUL, Jan 7 – Micro-blogging site Twitter filed a lawsuit in an Ankara court on Thursday, seeking to annul a fine by the Turkish authorities for not removing content Turkey says is “terrorist propaganda”, a source familiar with the case told Reuters. A Turkish official said much of the material in question was related to

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U.S. Defense Chief Seeks More Turkish Help Against Daesh

By Yeganeh Torbati INCIRLIK, Turkey, Dec 15 – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged Turkey on Tuesday to do more to help destroy Daesh militants as he kicked off a tour of the Middle East that aims to drum up regional support for the military campaign. Speaking during a visit to the Incirlik air base

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