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Turkey detains 9 people over attack on main opposition leader

Turkey detains 9 people over attack on main opposition leaderTurkey has arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AK Party, after the country’s main opposition leader was punched and his car was stoned at a soldier’s funeral at the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday. Kilicdaroglu was attacked on Sunday as he attended a funeral in a northern district of Ankara for a soldier killed in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants. The incident took place after his Republican People’s Party (CHP) defeated President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party in March 31 mayoral elections in the capital Ankara and Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, painful losses for the ruling party.



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Turkey says US move against Iran Guards creates 'instability'

Turkey says US move against Iran Guards creates 'instability'Turkey on Tuesday condemned the US move to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist group”, saying the decision would create “instability” in the region. Washington’s move against the Revolutionary Guards was the first time that the United States has branded part of a foreign government a terrorist group. “These kinds of decisions will pave the way for instability in our region,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara.



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Turkey says "irresponsible' Netanyahu cannot change West Bank status

Turkey says "irresponsible' Netanyahu cannot change West Bank statusTurkey on Sunday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “irresponsible” for saying he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesday’s election. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the West Bank, which Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war, was Palestinian territory and Israel’s occupation violated international law.



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Turkey slams Netanyahu's 'irresponsible' remarks on settlements

Turkey slams Netanyahu's 'irresponsible' remarks on settlementsTurkey on Sunday condemned what it called Benjamin Netanyahu’s “irresponsible” remarks after the Israeli leader said he planned to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins upcoming elections. “West Bank is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel in violation of int’l law,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. Netanyahu’s comments on Saturday came just days before the closely fought polls on Tuesday and was widely seen as an appeal to rightwing voters, who do not believe in the feasibility of a peace agreement with the Palestinians.



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Turkey says 'irresponsible' Netanyahu cannot change West Bank status

Turkey says 'irresponsible' Netanyahu cannot change West Bank statusTurkey on Sunday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “irresponsible” for saying he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesday’s election. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the West Bank, which Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war, was Palestinian territory and Israel’s occupation violated international law.



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How a Russian S-400 Could Shoot Down an F-35 (Thanks to Turkey)

How a Russian S-400 Could Shoot Down an F-35 (Thanks to Turkey)Russian and American technology don't mix.



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Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges losses

Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges lossesErdogan’s AK Party said it would also demand a wider check on votes across the capital Ankara – which initial results suggested it also narrowly lost in Sunday’s vote in a major blow to the establishment. On Wednesday, Turkey’s High Election Board had ordered a full recount in three of Istanbul’s 39 districts and a recount of just invalid ballots in 15 districts after an appeal from Erdogan’s AKP.



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Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges losses

Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges lossesErdogan’s AK Party said it would also demand a wider check on votes across the capital Ankara – which initial results suggested it also narrowly lost in Sunday’s vote in a major blow to the establishment. On Wednesday, Turkey’s High Election Board had ordered a full recount in three of Istanbul’s 39 districts and a recount of just invalid ballots in 15 districts after an appeal from Erdogan’s AKP.



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Turkey says US distorted meeting, but Pompeo stands by it

Turkey says US distorted meeting, but Pompeo stands by itTurkey on Thursday accused the US State Department of making false claims about rows during a meeting between the top US and Turkish diplomats, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he stood by the account. The NATO allies are at odds over issues including US support for a Syrian Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara and Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile system over US objections. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on Wednesday during the Turkish official’s visit to Washington as part of 70th anniversary celebrations of the NATO alliance.



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Erdogan accuses US, Europe of 'meddling' after Turkey vote

Erdogan accuses US, Europe of 'meddling' after Turkey votePresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused the US and Europe of “meddling” in Turkey’s affairs after statements from Western allies following his ruling party’s challenge to local election results. Erdogan and his AKP suffered an upset in Sunday’s ballot when results showed the party lost the capital Ankara and was narrowly defeated in Istanbul, the country’s largest city and economic hub. While the United States has called on Turkey to accept the results, the European Union urged Ankara to allow elected officials to “exercise their mandate freely”.



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