Turkey

Turkey's top cleric calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate

ISTANBUL - The declaration of a "caliphate" by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilisation, Turkey's top cleric, the successor to the last caliph's most senior imam, said.

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Turkey's Kurdish candidate says peace does not hinge on Erdogan 21 Jul 2014

BERLIN/ANKARA - Turkey's peace process with Kurdish militants will go on whether or not Tayyip Erdogan wins the presidency in August, his pro-Kurdish rival said, but he declined to reveal whether he would back the prime minister in the event of a second-round run-off.

Turkey hatching plan to clear Syrian beggars off Istanbul streets 21 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL - Authorities in Istanbul are working on plans to clear the streets of Syrian beggars and house them in camps like those on the border, as Turkey struggles with an influx of over a million refugees and the hospitality of locals starts to wear thin.

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Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over Erdogan's criticism of Sisi 20 Jul 2014

CAIRO - Cairo's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, state media reported.

Israel advises citizens to avoid Turkey amid Gaza protests 19 Jul 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel advised its citizens on Saturday not to travel to Turkey, citing "the public mood" after heated protests there against Israel's ground offensive into Gaza.

Israel advises citizens to avoid Turkey amid Gaza protests 19 Jul 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel advised its citizens on Saturday not to travel to Turkey, citing "the public mood" after heated protests there against Israel's ground offensive into Gaza.

Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests 18 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL/JERUSALEM - Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests 18 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL/JERUSALEM - Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests 18 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL/JERUSALEM - Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

Egypt says Qatar, Turkey and Hamas hurt Gaza ceasefire bid 17 Jul 2014

CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister accused Qatar, Turkey and Hamas on Thursday of conspiring to undermine Cairo's efforts to bring about a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel in Gaza, Egypt's state news agency reported.

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Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. | Video