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Putin and Erdogan to Meet Next Month Amid Growing Rapprochement

By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW, July 26 – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan next month for the first time in almost a year, a sign that a rapprochement between the two nations is gathering pace. Russian trade sanctions imposed on Ankara over the Turkish shooting down of a Russian jet

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Turkey’s Erdogan Accuses Russia of Arming PKK Militants: Newspaper

By Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay ANKARA, May 30 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media. Speaking to reporters on board his airplane after a visit to the southeastern

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Turkey Says Another Russian Jet Has Violated Air Space

ANKARA, Jan 30 – A Russian SU-34 jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, amid ongoing bitterness between the two countries involved in Syria’s war. The Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident late on Friday, the statement said, adding that the violation was a clear sign

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Turkey Detains 3 Russians Suspected of Daesh Ties After Istanbul Bomb

ISTANBUL, Jan 13 – Turkish authorities detained three Russian nationals suspected of links with Daesh following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, media reports said on Wednesday. A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed nine German and one Peruvian tourists on Tuesday in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square,

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Turkey Prepares to Hand Over Pilot’s Body to Russia

ANKARA, Nov. 29 (Reuters) – The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. The body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition, Davutoglu said in a news conference in Ankara

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