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UPDATE 1-Russia, Turkey raise gold holdings for 3rd straight month -IMF data

July 25 - Russia and Turkey lifted their gold holdings in June as both countries increased their bullion reserves for a third consecutive month, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.

Turkey's Cukurova set to recover disputed $1.6 billion Turkcell stake 25 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's Cukurova is close to recovering a controlling stake in telecoms firm Turkcell after a British court said it had agreed financing terms and its rival in the dispute said it expected payment next week.

Turkey's Erdogan says Israel should face trial over Gaza assault 24 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it kept up its assault on Gaza and he accused the Jewish state of "spitting blood".

Turkey's Erdogan says Israel should face trial over Gaza assault 24 Jul 2014

ISTANBUL - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it kept up its assault on Gaza and he accused the Jewish state of "spitting blood".

Turkey may evacuate embassy in Libya amid fighting -minister 24 Jul 2014

ANKARA - Turkey may evacuate its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday, a day after his ministry advised all Turkish citizens to leave the North African country due to the worsening security situation.

UPDATE 1-Turkey may evacuate embassy in Libya amid fighting -minister 24 Jul 2014

ANKARA, July 24 - Turkey may evacuate its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday, a day after his ministry advised all Turkish citizens to leave the North African country due to the worsening security situation.

Turkey's top cleric calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate 22 Jul 2014

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.

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict. | Video