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Turkey Says no Compromise With Washington on Cleric’s Extradition

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Aug 13 – Turkey will not compromise with Washington over the extradition of the Islamic cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, warning of rising anti-Americanism if the United States fails to extradite. Yildirim’s comments, at a briefing for local reporters, were the

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Erdogan Targets More Than 50,000 in Purge After Failed Turkish Coup

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 19 – Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil

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Turkey PM Says Aims to Develop Relations With Syria, Iraq

By Gulsen Solaker and Orhan Coskun ANKARA, July 13 – Turkey aims to develop good relations with Syria and Iraq, and both countries need to be stable for counter-terrorism efforts to succeed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday. Turkey has long been one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest opponents, arguing that only

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Turkey’s New Prime Minister Wins Vote of Confidence in Parliament

ANKARA, May 29 – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s government on Sunday won a vote of confidence in parliament as well as approval for his legislative programme, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said. Yildirim is a close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan and a co-founder of the ruling AK Party. He was declared prime minister after

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