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Turkey: Country spanning Western Asia and Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority at anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Turkey will repatriate most IS detainees by year-end: minister

Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, the interior minister told Reuters on Monday of the process that began last week.
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Erdogan says Turkey aware that U.S. support for Kurdish YPG will not end immediately

Turkey is aware that the U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will not end immediately, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, but added that Ankara's battle against the militia it..
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Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee [Video]Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee

Turkey said on Thursday that it would deport an American Islamic State detainee who was stranded at the border for several days after Greece refused entry. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension [Video]Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension

US president Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.View on euronews

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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter [Video]Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he returned President Trump's Oct. 9th letter back to the president in which Trump wrote to Erdogan 'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool" to urge..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees [Video]Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan [Video]Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for releasing detainee Serkan Golge. Trump added that the ceasefire in Syria continues to hold and that he hopes Turkey..

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Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well' [Video]Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well'

President Donald Trump told reporters that the Syrian ceasefire is holding "very well," as he hosted a high-level White House meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

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NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

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Turkish troops fired on Syria protesters: witness [Video]Turkish troops fired on Syria protesters: witness

Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. A UK-based monitoring group says two protesters were killed, but the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together? [Video]Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together?

Erdogan and Trump have had countless disagreements during their time in office but their 'bromance' keeps the two sides talking as Turkey's President heads to the White House. Emily Wither reports.

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Turkish forces in Syria fired on protesters: witness [Video]Turkish forces in Syria fired on protesters: witness

Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. A UK-based monitoring group says two protesters were killed, but the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe [Video]Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe

Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe

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Briton who helped found White Helmets organisation found dead in Istanbul [Video]Briton who helped found White Helmets organisation found dead in Istanbul

A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organisation in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkish officials said. James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his..

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Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul [Video]Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul

James Le Mesurier, the former British army officer and founder of an NGO that trains the Syria Civil Defense group, has been found dead outside his home in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Turkey is moving forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Trump To Confront Turkey's President [Video]Trump To Confront Turkey's President

A senior White House official said President Donald Trump will confront President Rcept Tayyip Erdogan. They said it refers to Turkey’s decision to defy NATO and buy a Russian air defense system...

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Turkey will begin sending ISIS fighters back to Europe 'from Monday', says minister [Video]Turkey will begin sending ISIS fighters back to Europe 'from Monday', says minister

Turkey will begin sending ISIS fighters back to Europe 'from Monday', says minister

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Turkey says will begin repatriation of IS prisoners [Video]Turkey says will begin repatriation of IS prisoners

Turkey's interior minister says they will begin to repatriate captured Islamic State militants to their home countries as of Monday. Emily Spychal reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán [Video]Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán

Turkey's Erdoğan will be met by pro-Kurdish protests on visit to Orbán

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 05:22Published

Senators Want Pompeo To Enforce Sanctions If Violations To Ceasefire Are Found With Turkey [Video]Senators Want Pompeo To Enforce Sanctions If Violations To Ceasefire Are Found With Turkey

A bipartisan group of leaders might send a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They will urge him to take action against Turkey if it violates the U.S.-brokered ceasefire agreement.Pompeo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Turkey claims capture of Baghdadi's sister [Video]Turkey claims capture of Baghdadi's sister

Turkey says it has detained the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid near the Syrian border town of Azaz. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Erdogan says told Trump Turkey will not give up on Russian S-400s

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he told U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington last week that Turkey would not give up on the Russian S-400 missile defence systems it procured..
Reuters - Published

Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists companies, people for support of Islamic State

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on four companies and two people operating in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf and Europe for providing financial and logistical support to Islamic State.
Reuters - Published

Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: Anadolu

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara would launch a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of what he called terrorists, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party mulls pulling MPs from parliament

A pro-Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey's parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government's decision to oust 24..
Reuters - Published

Britain charges man arrested at Heathrow Airport with terrorism offence

A man who was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after he arrived on a flight from Turkey has been charged with a terrorism offence, British police said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect

Turkish authorities have captured a Syrian Kurdish YPG fighter suspected of a car bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab a day earlier, which killed 18 people and wounded 30 others, Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Kurdish militia attack kills 10 people in Syrian town of Al-Bab

The Turkish Defence Ministry said on Saturday that a car bomb attack by Syrian Kurdish fighters killed 10 people and wounded more than 15 in the northern Syrian border town of Al-Bab, which Turkish..
Reuters - Published

Bomb attack in Syrian town of Al-Bab kills 10 people - Turkish state media

A bomb attack killed 10 people in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab near the Turkish border on Saturday, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip..
Reuters - Published

Turkey replaces four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Turkey removed four more mayors from their posts on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and replaced them with state appointees.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan aide says Russia's Putin planning visit to Turkey in January

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to Turkey in the first week of January, a senior aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it will not step back from its purchase of Russian defenses

Turkey will not step back from its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, two days after talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Turkey removed more than 6,000 Syrians from Istanbul: governor's office

Turkey has sent more than 6,000 Syrian migrants in Istanbul to temporary housing centers in other provinces since early July, the local governor's office said on Friday, two weeks after a deadline for..
Reuters - Published

Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

Turkey sent an American citizen Islamic State suspect to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week as..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he did not want lawmakers to pass legislation imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, to lessen friction during..
Reuters - Published

Istanbul mayor seeks to bond with investors on London charm offensive

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey..
Reuters - Published

UK anti-terrorist police arrest man after Turkey deports suspects

British police arrested a 26-year-old man at Heathrow Airport who had arrived from Turkey on Thursday, on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.
Reuters - Published

UK police arrest man on suspected Syria-related terrorism offences

British police said on Thursday they had arrested a 26-year-old man at Heathrow Airport who had arrived from Turkey, on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.
Reuters - Published

U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan

Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposal to drop Russian defenses not right: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that a U.S. proposal for Ankara to get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased is not right and an infringement of sovereign rights, according to..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to deport American Islamic State detainee after Greece slams door

Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece, leaving him stuck in a border buffer zone for days, and added that..
Reuters - Published

Despite 'wonderful' meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral..
Reuters - Published

Trump tells Erdogan purchase of Russia defense system is 'very serious challenge'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country's purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a "very serious challenge" for the United States but..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.
Reuters - Published

U.S. should resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles: White House

The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by..
Reuters - Published

Trump says 'wonderful and very productive meeting' with Erdogan

President Donald Trump said he had a "wonderful and very productive meeting" at the White House on Wednesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Reuters - Published

Amid tensions with Turkey, Trump lauds relation with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded his relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders met to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies ranging from Syria..
Reuters - Published

Trump expects to 'work something out' with Erdogan, Senators on F-35s

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he and Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan were talking about the F-35 fighter jet program with Republican U.S. senators, after Washington removed Turkey from the..
Reuters - Published

Turkish, U.S. delegations held fruitful talks in Washington: Albayrak

A Turkish delegation accompanying President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington held fruitful talks with U.S. officials, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Wednesday, as the NATO allies seek to overcome..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon's Esper sees Syria pullback taking another 'week or so'

The U.S. military pullback from the Kobani area in northeastern Syria near Turkey's border should take "another week or so" to complete, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday, as the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Trump describes Turkish disappointment in French NATO statement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Turkey and others in the international community were very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, at a White..
Reuters - Published

As U.S.-Turkey meeting begins, Trump praises relation with Erdogan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded the U.S. relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders started a meeting to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies..
Reuters - Published

Turkey sends journalist Altan back to jail a week after release

A Turkish court ordered prominent journalist and author Ahmet Altan back to jail on Wednesday, a week after he was released from prison following a retrial on coup-related charges.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Islamic State detainees

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turkey, after Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Syria operation reveals cracks among Erdogan's political foes

Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his..
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U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of..
Reuters - Published

Two-year-old daughter of Islamic State detainee is Ireland's main concern -minister

An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old..
Reuters - Published

France to take back 11 suspected jihadists from Turkey: minister

France will take back 11 suspected French jihadists from Turkey, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Tuesday, a day after Ankara said it was deporting foreign citizens linked to the group.
Reuters - Published

Turkish forces in patrol shoot at protesters in Syria's Kobani: witness, Observatory

Turkish forces conducting a joint patrol in northern Syria under a Russian-Turkish deal fired live rounds on Tuesday at protesters near the mainly Kurdish town of Kobani, a witness and a monitor said.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the European Union's decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and he warned that Turkey could send..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says will tell Trump U.S. failed to keep Syria promise

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would tell President Donald Trump that the United States has not fulfilled its agreement last month to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from a..
Reuters - Published

Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was..
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Jordan, UAE, Turkey, Sudan accused of violating sanctions on Libya - U.N. report

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is "highly probable" that a foreign attack aircraft is responsible for a deadly strike on a migrant..
Reuters - Published

EU agrees sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling, to add names later

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday economic sanctions over Turkey's drilling off the coast of Cyprus, setting up the legal framework for travel bans and asset freezes but leaving names..
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Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for the Islamic State militant group, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Turkey's foreign minister says NATO is necessary

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu defended NATO on Monday following criticism of the 70-year-old alliance from the United States and France.
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Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants: media

Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began..
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