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Turkey could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem: Erdogan

Turkey could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem: ErdoganPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move he said would be a “red line” for Muslims. U.S. officials have said Trump is likely to give a speech on Wednesday unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war.



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Iran, Turkey sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Iran, Turkey sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockadeIran and Turkey signed a deal Sunday with Qatar aimed at boosting commercial ties with the Gulf state which is under blockade by its Arab neighbours, Iranian state television said. The broadcaster’s website said the agreement provides for the creation of a “joint working group to facilitate the transit of goods between the three countries”. It also said the three nations aimed to tackle “obstacles to sending goods from Iran and Turkey to Qatar”.



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A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah PalinThis story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.



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Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy push

Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy pushBy Denis Pinchuk and Stephen Kalin SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) – Russia’s Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian opposition groups, meeting in Saudi Arabia to seek a unified position ahead of peace talks, decided to stick to their demand that Assad leave power, Al Arabiya television reported, following speculation they might soften their stance after their hardline leader quit.



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Internet Turns Donald Trump's Turkey Pardoning Into Tremendous Thanksgiving Meme

Internet Turns Donald Trump's Turkey Pardoning Into Tremendous Thanksgiving MemeBe thankful for this meme of President Donald Trump pardoning his first turkey.



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The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving Tradition

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving TraditionFrom Reagan to Trump, no president has been immune from awkward run-ins with the Thanksgiving turkey.



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Trump pardons Drumstick, the national Thanksgiving turkey

Trump pardons Drumstick, the national Thanksgiving turkeyPresident Donald Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey Drumstick in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Nov. 21, 2017



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Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneys

Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneysISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday of two United States prosecutors involved in putting a Turkish-Iranian businessman on trial for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to Turkey's official news agency.



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Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militia

Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militiaPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey needed to clear the Afrin region of northwest Syria of Kurdish YPG militia fighters, who have been in the forefront of the battle there against Islamic State insurgents. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara to officials from the ruling AK Party, also expressed disappointment with the United States, which backs the YPG. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.



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Turkey launches investigation into U.S. prosecutors over Zarrab case: Anadolu

Turkey launches investigation into U.S. prosecutors over Zarrab case: AnadoluTurkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents. The Istanbul prosecutor’s office is investigating former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and acting U.S. Attorney John H. Kim, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, following allegations that their case was based on documents Turkey says were fabricated.



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