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Erdogan maybe More Open to Cyprus Deal after Coup – Cypriot Minister

By Gilbert Reilhac NICOSIA, Dec 6 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may be more willing to back a deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus following Turkey’s failed army coup in July, the Cypriot foreign minister said on Tuesday. The latest round of U.N.-brokered talks, held in Switzerland in November, failed to conclude an

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Erdogan, Putin Discuss Syria as Turkish-Backed Rebels Push to Al-Bab

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Nov 25 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an attack on Turkish troops in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from Daesh. The Turkish military has said Thursday’s air strike, which killed

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Markets See Possible Turkish Rate Rise in Defiance of Erdogan

By David Dolan and Nevzat Devranoglu ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Nov 24 – Turkey’s central bank could raise interest rates for the first time in nearly three years on Thursday to prop up a stumbling lira currency, a move that would defy President Tayyip Erdogan’s relentless drive for cheaper credit. Twelve of 19 economists polled by Reuters expect

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Fed Up With EU, Erdogan says Turkey Could Join Shanghai Bloc

ISTANBUL, Nov 20 – President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. NATO member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more remote than

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Erdogan Says Turkish-Backed Rebels Close to Taking Syria’s Al Bab

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Nov 16  – Turkey-backed rebels are just 2 km (1.25 miles) from the northern Syrian city of al Bab and are expected to take it from Daesh quickly despite some resistance, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. The rebels said on Tuesday they had taken Qabasin, several kilometres northeast of

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Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff from Schools Said Linked with Erdogan Foe

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov 17  – Pakistan has ordered Turkish teachers at schools with alleged links to a Turkish cleric opposed to President Tayyip Erdogan to leave the country, as it prepares to host the Turkish leader on Wednesday. The teachers and their families, totalling about 450 people, were given three days

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Turkey Eyes Reset with U.S. Under Trump, But Honeymoon May Be Brief

By Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ANKARA, Nov 16 – In the hours after Donald Trump secured the U.S. presidency, supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan triumphantly took to social media, hailing the election of a man who had threatened to ban Muslims from entering the United States. At first glance, Trump seemed an unlikely

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Turkey Could Put EU Talks to a Referendum Next Year – Erdogan

ANKARA, Nov 14  – Turkey could hold a referendum on whether to continue membership talks with the European Union next year, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, repeating his warning to Brussels that it needed to “make up its mind” on Turkish accession. In a speech in Ankara broadcast on television, Erdogan urged Turks to

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Erdogan Blasts West as Turkey’s Kurdish Party Boycotts Parliament

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Nov 6 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Sunday of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants and said he did not care if it called him a dictator. Turkey drew international condemnation for the arrest on Friday of leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic

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