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Putin and Erdogan hold talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has talked to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the phone, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed. The conversation took place," RIA Novosti …

Military car blown up in Turkey's Dogubayazıt

A military vehicle was blown up in Doğubayazıt, Turkish city in the province of Ağrı. The car was transporting a special group of the city gendarmerie. The car was attacked near the Turkish-Iranian border, Turkish media …

Erdoğan to visit Britain in May

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to visit Britain in May, a top official said on April 7, as Ankara sticks to its position of refusing to blame Russia for an attack on an ex-spy. Erdoğan “will be paying a …

Turkey to deport nearly 600 illegal Afghan refugees

Turkey plans to deport nearly 600 illegal Afghan refugees who have fled ongoing insecurity and economic crisis in their war-torn country. Turkish security forces handed over the Afghan refugees, who had crossed into eastern Turkey …

4.8-magnitude quake jolts western Turkey

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken western Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said April 8, Trend reports. The epicenter of the quake was located 147 kilometers northwest of the Anakara city. The seismic center …

Skripal case is payback for Russia's Middle East policy

Trilateral summit on Syria can grow into a more extensive format of cooperation between Iran, Turkey and Russia, deputy director of the Center for Study of Contemporary Turkey Faridun Usmonov said, commenting on results of meeting between …

Greece intercepts Turkish drone  - media

The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greece’s national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini newspaper reported. The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered …

Fire at Istanbul hospital extinguished, no casualties

A fire at a hospital in Istanbul on April 5 rapidly engulfed the building’s exterior cladding, but officials said it had not spread inside and there were no reports of casualties. "The fire has been partly brought under …