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Turkish parliament approves troop deployment in Qatar

Turkey's parliament has approved a legislation allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, Al Jazeera reports. The bill, first drafted in May, passed with 240 votes in favour, largely with support from …

Zarif: Iran to strengthen fight against terrorism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that close discussions were needed with Turkey on worrying developments in the region, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported. Zarif noted that the recent terrorist …

Amnesty International chair detained in Izmir

Amnesty International says its director for Turkey Taner Kilic has been detained as part of a crackdown against people with suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The rights advocacy …

Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that isolating Qatar, including the use of sanctions, would not resolve any problems, adding that Ankara would continue to do everything in its power to help end the crisis. …

'Caucasian Eagle' drills being held near Tbilisi

The Special Forces of Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan are conducting joint exercises 'Caucasian Eagle' near Tbilisi, the Georgian Defense Ministry reported. The exercises, which are being held in accordance with an agreement …

Erdogan meets with Sigmar Gabriel in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold a a face-to-face meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in the presidential palace. Today, Gabriel also held talks with Turkish Foreign …