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EU doesn't plan to suspend talks with Turkey

The European Union is not ready to suspend negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU yet, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn said. At the same time, he noted that there are cities like Izmir and a …

Blast in Turkey's Hakkari kills two soldiers

Two Turkish soldiers were killed today in the southeastern province of Hakkari after an improvised explosive device detonated, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk reported. The bomb was set off as a Turkish army truck drove past it near the …

 Ankara on conflict with Washington: it's temporary

A speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ismail Kahraman, commented on the recent diplomatic tensions in Ankara's relations with Washington, saying that they have a temporary nature and the crisis would be settled …

 Erdogan: Turkey doesn’t need EU

Turkey does not need the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech he gave for provincial chairmen of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). "If you’re honest, make …

Mircea Lucescu stays in Turkey

Romanian football coach Mircea Lucescu will continue to train Turkey's naional team, his agent Arkady Zaporojanu said. Turkey appointed 72-year-old Mircea Lucescu as their head coach in August, three days …

Syrian jet pilot released from custody in Turkey

A Turkish court decided to release on judicial control a Syrian military pilot whose jet crashed near the Turkish border in March, judicial sources said. Mehmet Sufhan faces charges of espionage and border violations, and was released …

Turkish troops enter Syria - media

Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria to implement a de-escalation agreement in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deployment of …