Turkey

UPDATE 1-Surging gold exports limit Turkish Feb export decline

ISTANBUL, March 2 - An apparent surge in Turkey's gold sales limited a general decline in the country's exports in February driven by weak European Union growth, preliminary ministry data indicated on Monday.

CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria - media 01 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before travelling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. | Video

CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria: media 01 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. | Video

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Kurdish rebels call disarmament move historic, want Turkey to step up reforms 01 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants on Sunday described as "historic" a call by their jailed leader to hold a disarmament congress and said Turkey must now take concrete steps to keep the peace process on track.

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Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress 01 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to take a "historic" decision to lay down their arms, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step in Turkey's drive to end a 30-year insurgency by Kurdish rebels. | Video

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Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress 28 Feb 2015

ISTANBUL - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to take a "historic" decision to lay down their arms, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step in Turkey's drive to end a 30-year insurgency by Kurdish rebels.

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Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91 28 Feb 2015

ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91 28 Feb 2015

ISTANBUL, Feb 28 - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.

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Libyan PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group 27 Feb 2015

CAIRO/BENGHAZI - Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so that "the Libyan people kill each other".

Major Turkish textile mill in talks with banks amid cash crunch 27 Feb 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 27 - One of Turkey's largest textile mills is negotiating new credit lines with its banks as it seeks to resolve its financial problems, an executive said on Friday, as concerns grow about waning demand from one of the biggest buyers of U.S. cotton.

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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift. | Video