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Turkey's main opposition accuses Erdogan of blocking coalition efforts

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ISTANBUL - Turkey's main opposition leader has accused President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government and warned him against taking the country to new elections through "blood politics" by reopening conflict with Kurdish militants.

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Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks 01 Aug 2015

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. | Video

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Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks 01 Aug 2015

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile.

Iraq's Barzani condemns Turkish bombing he says killed civilians 01 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region on Saturday condemned Turkey's bombardment of a village there which he said had killed civilians, and called for a return to the peace process.

Iraq's Barzani condemns Turkish bombing he says killed civilians 01 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region on Saturday condemned Turkey's bombardment of a village there which he said had killed civilians, and called for a return to the peace process.

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Iraq's Kurdistan laments caught in middle of Turkey-PKK fight 01 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - Iraq's Kurdistan region is suffering the fallout as Turkey launches strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq, the region's top diplomat said on Friday, calling for both sides to return to a ceasefire.

New York man charged with supporting Islamic State denied bail 31 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - A U.S. magistrate judge rejected a bail request on Friday for a New York man arrested on charges of supporting Islamic State and travelling to Turkey to meet with members of the militant group, a court official said.

New York man charged with supporting Islamic State denied bail 31 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - A U.S. magistrate judge rejected a bail request on Friday for a New York man arrested on charges of supporting Islamic State and traveling to Turkey to meet with members of the militant group, a court official said.

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Early poll prospects grow as Turkish air strikes muddy coalition talks 31 Jul 2015

ANKARA - Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islamic State in Syria stir nationalist sentiment and coalition talks make little apparent progress.

UPDATE 1-Early poll prospects grow as Turkish air strikes muddy coalition talks 31 Jul 2015

* Air strikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq continue (Adds fresh air strikes on PKK targets)

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Myanmar appeals for international assistance for flood relief

YANGON - Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.