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Turkey to take "necessary measures" on border security - PM Davutoglu

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ANKARA - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders, highlighting Ankara's growing anxiety about conflict near its southern frontier in Syria.

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Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit 28 Jun 2015

MADRID - Atletico Madrid's Turkey playmaker Arda Turan has said his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from the La Liga outfit.

Soccer-Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit 28 Jun 2015

MADRID, June 28 - Atletico Madrid's Turkey playmaker Arda Turan has said his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from the La Liga outfit.

Sudan says students with Western passes believed on way to Syria 28 Jun 2015

KHARTOUM - Twelve Sudanese medical students, most carrying Western passports, are believed to have travelled to Turkey with the intention of crossing into Syria to join Islamist militant groups, the university's dean of students said on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan says will 'never allow' Kurdish state: media 27 Jun 2015

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Saturday as saying Turkey would never allow the formation of a Kurdish state embracing its south-east and parts of northern Syria, comments likely to anger Kurds as a peace process with Ankara stalls.

Turkey's Erdogan says will "never allow" Kurdish state - media 27 Jun 2015

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Saturday as saying Turkey would never allow the formation of a Kurdish state embracing its south-east and parts of northern Syria, comments likely to anger Kurds as a peace process with Ankara stalls.

Turkey looking to construct more walls on Syrian border - officials 27 Jun 2015

ANKARA - Turkey wants to construct more walls along its border with Syria to strengthen security against Islamic State militants and crack down on illegal border crossings, senior officials told Reuters on Saturday.

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Turkey's AKP speaker nomination fuels coalition talk 26 Jun 2015

ANKARA - Turkey's governing AK Party nominated its low-profile defence minister for parliamentary speaker on Friday, in a sign it could be willing to cede the post to the opposition in return for a deal to form a coalition government.

UPDATE 1-Turkey's AKP speaker nomination fuels coalition talk 26 Jun 2015

ANKARA, June 26 - Turkey's governing AK Party nominated its low-profile defence minister for parliamentary speaker on Friday, in a sign it could be willing to cede the post to the opposition in return for a deal to form a coalition government.

Turkey summons Israeli diplomat after journalists, NGO workers refused entry 26 Jun 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it summoned the highest-ranking Israeli diplomat in Ankara to explain why a group of Turkish journalists and civil society workers were refused entry at Ben Gurion Airport.

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Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. | Video