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Syrian military source alleges Turkish role in Idlib offensive

BEIRUT/AMMAN - A Syrian military source accused Turkey on Monday of helping Islamist rebels to stage an assault on Idlib, a provincial capital which fighters seized at the weekend. | Video

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Hiddink insists Dutch will qualify despite setback 29 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM - Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year's European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday.

Soccer-Hiddink insists Dutch will qualify despite setback 29 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM, March 29 - Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year's European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday.

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Dutch strike late to spoil Turkish delight 28 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM, - The Netherlands scored in stoppage time through a deflected Wesley Sneijder shot to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey on Saturday and avoid their first ever home defeat in European Championship qualifying.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Dutch strike late to spoil Turkish delight 28 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM, March 28 - The Netherlands scored in stoppage time through a deflected Wesley Sneijder shot to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey on Saturday and avoid their first ever home defeat in European Championship qualifying.

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Turkey says U.S.-led campaign to train Syria rebels delayed by Washington 27 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - A campaign to train Syrian opposition forces to fight hardline Islamic State militants, which was due to start this month, has been delayed by Washington, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

Thailand keeps suspected Uighurs in custody amid Turkey-China tug-of-war 27 Mar 2015

BANGKOK - A family of 17 suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Turkey and China will remain in custody after a Thai court on Friday rejected their argument that their prolonged detention was illegal.

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Insight - Distrust clouds vision of Kurdish peace in Turkey 26 Mar 2015

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Kurds applauded last weekend's call from their jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan to end a 30-year armed struggle against Turkey but deep suspicions on both sides could shatter dreams of peace.

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Distrust clouds vision of Kurdish peace in Turkey 26 Mar 2015

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Kurds applauded last weekend's call from their jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan to end a 30-year armed struggle against Turkey but deep suspicions on both sides could shatter dreams of peace.

Fitch cautions Turkey against trying too hard for economic growth 24 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL, March 24 - Turkey's next government could focus too much on spurring economic growth after a June general election, credit-rating agency Fitch said on Tuesday, after months of tension between President Tayyip Erdogan and the central bank.

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Iran and six powers entrenched as clock ticks to nuclear deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and major powers were struggling on Monday to reach a preliminary nuclear accord as "gloom" set in, with both sides sticking to their positions a day before a self-imposed deadline. | Video