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Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism


ISTANBUL Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdogan.


U.N. envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire 25 Mar 2017

GENEVA U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran on Saturday to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.


Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid 25 Mar 2017

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers.

Push for trade with Turkey risks UK's human rights reputation - lawmakers 25 Mar 2017

LONDON Britain risks looking as though it has put defence and trade ties with Turkey ahead of human rights concerns as it pushes to secure a closer relationship with Ankara, a committee of lawmakers said on Saturday.


Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence - U.N. 24 Mar 2017

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.


Bulgarian blockade at Turkish border lifted 24 Mar 2017

KAPITAN ANDREEVO, Bulgaria Bulgarian police on Friday removed nationalists who were blocking border checkpoints with Turkey in an effort to stop buses bringing Bulgarian ethnic Turks to vote in Sunday's election, amid growing tension between the two neighbours.


Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey - DHA 24 Mar 2017

ANKARA Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.


Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum 23 Mar 2017

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum 23 Mar 2017

* Hopes airline laptop ban will be "corrected" soon (Adds Erdogan due to meet U.S. leadership)


In airline laptop ban, some in Turkey see commercial agenda 23 Mar 2017

ISTANBUL As Istanbul builds a massive new airport and Turkish Airlines pursues aggressive route expansion, some in Turkey see the ban on large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights as a ploy to undermine their aviation industry.


EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

ROME Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity. | Video