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Turkey vows to hunt down 'dark forces' behind Istanbul hostage - taking

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ISTANBUL - Turkey's justice minister said on Wednesday two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

Turkey vows to hunt down 'dark forces' behind Istanbul hostage-taking 11:53am BST

ISTANBUL - Turkey's justice minister said on Wednesday two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

Syrian military source alleges Turkish role in Idlib offensive 30 Mar 2015

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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Despite progress, Iran nuclear talks hit impasse on details

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but they hit an impasse over key details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions and Iran's future atomic research. | Video