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Erdogan holds three-hour meeting with Tillerson

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a "productive, open conversation" about a mutually beneficial way to improve US-Turkey relations, a State Department …

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Council of Europe chief to visit Ankara

The Council of Europe's chief Thorbjorn Jagland will arrive in the Turkish capital Ankara on February 15 on a two-day working visit, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "Secretary General [Thorbjorn] …

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Gas explosion damages tax office in Ankara

Turkey's state-run news agency says a gas explosion has occurred at a tax office in the Turkish capital of Ankara, ABC News reported. There was no immediate report of any casualties. The Anadolu Agency said the explosion …

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Bus crashes near Ankara, killing 2 and injuring 20

At least two people were killed and 20 others injured this morning when a passenger bus crashed near the Turkish capital, officials said. The bus - en-route from Istanbul to Ankara - overturned when the driver reportedly lost …

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What will Putin and Erdogan discuss in Ankara?

Syria and Jerusalem will be the main topics of today's talks between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, the deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association, Andrey Baklanov, and …

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 Gulen's nephew detained in Ankara - media

Turkey's police detained 47 Gulenist Terror Group (FETO) suspects, including U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen's nephew, Salman Gulen, in operations targeting the group's 'Gaybubet' houses used as hideouts …

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 Jordan’s King to visit Ankara tomorrow

Jordan’s King Abdullah II will visit Turkey's Ankara on December 6 on an invitation from the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The king's visit will mark the 70th anniversary …

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Lapis Lazuli to provide incentive to develop region

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey signed a major international trade and transport corridor deal on the sidelines of the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) in Ashgabat, which was …

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More than 100 ISIS suspects detained in Anakra

A total of 101 ISIS terror suspects were arrested in Ankara today, according to police sources. Ankara Police Department's anti-terrorism branch launched an operation with the participation of 1,500 officers after arrest warrants …

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Mustafa Tuna becomes new Ankara mayor

Mustafa Tuna has been elected as the new mayor of Ankara, as the former mayor Melih Gökçek recently resigned. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Nov. 5 that its …

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Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek officially resigns

Melih Gökçek, the mayor of Turkey's capital Ankara, has announced his resignation on Saturday after serving for 23 years, amid the rejuvenation bid in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) prior to …

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Turkey arrests 49 IS-linked suspects in Ankara

Turkey on Saturday arrested 49 suspects linked to Islamic State organization in the capital Ankara, according to police officials, the Peninsula Qatar reports. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions …

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Turkey and Greece to mull regional issues

Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias will visit Ankara on October 24. Kotzias is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart Melvut Cavusoglu in Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. The …

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Yildirim urges Ankara mayor to resign

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Mayor of Ankara Ibrahim Melih Gokcek to resign. The PM also expressed hope that Gokcek fulfills the government’s demand, Turkish media outlets …

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