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3 Americans, including married couple, drown while vacationing with children in Turks and Caicos

3 Americans, including married couple, drown while vacationing with children in Turks and CaicosThree American tourists, a Texas couple and their family friend, died in a tragic accident while vacationing with their kids in Turks and Caicos.



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Turks vote in local polls, Erdogan's party could lose in big cities

Turks vote in local polls, Erdogan's party could lose in big citiesErdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks in part to strong economic growth, has become the country’s most popular, yet also most divisive, modern leader. With the economy contracting following a currency crisis last year in which the lira lost more than 30 percent of its value, some voters appeared ready to punish Erdogan, who has ruled with an increasingly uncompromising stance. Everyone is struggling,” said 47-year-old Hakan after voting in Ankara.



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New York Attorney Killed While Vacationing In Turks And Caicos

New York Attorney Killed While Vacationing In Turks And CaicosThe Royal Turks and Caicos Islands police are investigating the murder of an



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France's Macron says Khashoggi affair worrying, will speak with Turks, Saudis

France's Macron says Khashoggi affair worrying, will speak with Turks, SaudisFrench President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he was “extremely worried” by the disappearance of veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would speak on the issue with Saudi and Turkish leaders in the coming days. “I am waiting for the truth and complete clarity to be established “, Macron said in an interview with France 24 television. “What’s been mentioned is serious, very serious (…) France wants everything to be done so that we have all the truth on this case of which the first elements are extremely worrying.” He said he would take a stance on the issue once the facts were clear and that he would discuss the matter with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis

On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis“This crisis is created by America,” she said. The lira has lost more than 35 percent against the dollar this year and hit a fresh low on Friday, its biggest one day fall since Turkey’s 2001 financial crisis. Food, rents and fuel prices in Turkey have all surged.



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Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira

Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging liraTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency. The lira has lost 16 percent of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy if he won legislative and presidential elections on June 24. The lira hit 4.92 against the dollar on Wednesday before paring back some of its losses later this week after an emergency central bank rate hike.



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Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend tiesBy Yara Bayoumy, Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a “crisis point”. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met President Tayyip Erdogan during a two-day visit that followed weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. Relations between Washington and its main Muslim ally in NATO have been strained to the breaking point by several issues, above all Turkey’s anger over U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey sees as terrorists.



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Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions case

Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions caseBy Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Allegations of wrongdoing by Turkey’s political and financial leaders have transfixed the country this week, but with some newspapers focusing instead on courtroom conspiracies and clothes, many Turks have been left hungry for news. “Casual chic on the 2nd day”, read HaberTurk newspaper’s front page story after main witness Reza Zarrab told a New York court that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. “On the second day of the trial, Reza Zarrab was not wearing a prison uniform and was casual chic in his white shirt and dark blazer,” HaberTurk said.



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Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential Transition

Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential TransitionSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agreed to an alleged offer of roughly 15 million dollars for a quid-pro-quo with the Turkish government just weeks before Trump’s inauguration.



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SitRep: Kurds Vote, as Turks and Iranians Prepare For War

SitRep: Kurds Vote, as Turks and Iranians Prepare For WarNew travel ban, Russians bomb U.S. allies in Syria



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