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Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum

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ANKARA Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote 20 Sep 2017

HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.

UPDATE 1-Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote 20 Sep 2017

* Economic pressure follows military drill on Iraq border (Adds quotes, colour, context)

Erdogan says Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote - Anadolu 20 Sep 2017

ANKARA, Sept 20 Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up 19 Sep 2017

SIRNAK, Turkey Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbours could lead to global conflict.

UPDATE 1-Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up 19 Sep 2017

SIRNAK, Turkey, Sept 19 Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbours could lead to global conflict.

DP Eurasia delivers 26 percent core profit growth in first half 19 Sep 2017

DP Eurasia, which operates the Domino's Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, served up a 26 percent growth in its first-half core earnings, driven by an increase in like-for-like sales and expansion of store networks in its key markets.

Turkish asylum applications in Germany jump 55 percent this year 18 Sep 2017

BERLIN The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year's failed military coup in Turkey, German government data showed on Monday.

People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania 18 Sep 2017

BUCHAREST About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe.

Uzbek writer plans cautious return from exile 18 Sep 2017

ALMATY When Uzbek writer Nurulloh Muhammad Raufkhon's new book came out last year, security forces raided his home and put the author - who was in Turkey at the time - on their blacklist, effectively forcing him to stay there in exile.

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Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil - U.S.

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons programme. | Video