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Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

SIRNAK, Turkey Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbours could lead to global conflict.

UPDATE 1-Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up 19 Sep 2017

SIRNAK, Turkey, Sept 19 Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbours could lead to global conflict.

DP Eurasia delivers 26 percent core profit growth in first half 19 Sep 2017

DP Eurasia, which operates the Domino's Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, served up a 26 percent growth in its first-half core earnings, driven by an increase in like-for-like sales and expansion of store networks in its key markets.

Turkish asylum applications in Germany jump 55 percent this year 18 Sep 2017

BERLIN The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year's failed military coup in Turkey, German government data showed on Monday.

People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania 18 Sep 2017

BUCHAREST About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe.

Uzbek writer plans cautious return from exile 18 Sep 2017

ALMATY When Uzbek writer Nurulloh Muhammad Raufkhon's new book came out last year, security forces raided his home and put the author - who was in Turkey at the time - on their blacklist, effectively forcing him to stay there in exile.

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Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne 16 Sep 2017

ANKARA Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies.

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Merkel vows to restrict trade with Turkey over arrests 16 Sep 2017

BERLIN Germany will have no choice but to restrict its economic ties with Turkey to pressure its NATO partner into releasing German citizens it imprisoned on political grounds, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in remarks published on Saturday.

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Merkel vows to restrict trade with Turkey over arrests 16 Sep 2017

BERLIN Germany will have no choice but to restrict its economic ties with Turkey to pressure its NATO partner into releasing German citizens it imprisoned on political grounds, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in remarks published on Saturday.

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib 15 Sep 2017

ANKARA/ASTANA Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

MEXICO CITY At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors. | Video