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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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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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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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German Court Weighs Arguments to Ban Poem Mocking Erdogan

By Jan Schwartz HAMBURG, Germany, Nov 2 – A German court weighed up the limits of artistic freedom on Wednesday in considering whether to ban a satirical poem that mocked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and caused a diplomatic spat between Ankara and Berlin. The Hamburg court had issued a preliminary injunction in May banning re-publication

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Turkey Sacks 10,000 More Civil Servants, Shuts More Media in Post-Coup Crackdown

ISTANBUL, Oct 30  – Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 10,000 civil servants over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July. Thousands of academics, teachers and health workers were among those removed through a new emergency rule decree published on the Official Gazette late

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Turkey Replaces Most Province Police Chiefs, Shake-Up Continues

ANKARA, Oct 26 – Turkish authorities have replaced three quarters of provincial police heads, the Official Gazette showed on Wednesday, part of a sweeping crackdown that began in July after a failed coup. Since the coup attempt, Turkey has arrested 35,000 people and sacked or suspended more than 100,000 others in the civil service, judiciary,

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Turkey’s Post-Coup Emergency Rule Led to Torture, Abuse – Rights Group

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Oct 25 – Turkey has effectively written a “blank cheque” to security services to torture people detained after a failed military coup attempt, a U.S.-based rights group said on Tuesday, citing accusations of beatings, sleep deprivation and sexual abuse. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said a “climate of fear”

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Turkey has Right to Combat Threats in Syria and Iraq

By Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Oct 12 – President Tayyip Erdogan warned Iraq’s prime minister he should “know his limits” after he criticised Turkey’s military presence there and said the Turkish army, shaken by a failed coup bid, had not lost so much standing as to take orders from him. NATO member Turkey

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