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Germany, Turkey at odds over Incirlik base visits

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ANKARA Germany is pressing Turkey to allow German lawmakers to visit 250 German soldiers stationed at Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday, after meeting her Turkish counterpart.

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Home-grown radicals a weak spot in Turkey's fight against Islamic State 01 Jul 2016

ISTANBUL A few months after he started attending meetings of a hardline Islamic community group in a poor Istanbul suburb, 25-year-old Murat Kipcak stopped reading the Koran and going to the mosque.

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Turkey's parliament passes law to restructure judiciary, bolstering Erdogan 01 Jul 2016

ANKARA Turkey's parliament approved sweeping plans late on Thursday to restructure the high courts, in a victory for President Tayyip Erdogan that critics say will allow him to remove troublesome judges and tighten his grip over the judiciary.

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Turkey defies EU over anti-terrorism laws after Istanbul attack 30 Jun 2016

BRUSSELS Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance.

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Turkish court frees two press-freedom campaigners, third still in jail 30 Jun 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey released two prominent press-freedom activists from prison on Thursday following international condemnation of their detention, but their prosecution on terrorism-related charges will proceed, a lawyer said.

Turkish court frees 2 press-freedom campaigners, third still in jail 30 Jun 2016

ISTANBUL, June 30 Turkey released two prominent press-freedom activists from prison on Thursday following international condemnation of their detention, but their prosecution on terrorism-related charges will proceed, a lawyer said.

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Turkey defies EU over anti-terrorism laws after Istanbul attack 30 Jun 2016

BRUSSELS Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance.

U.S. to make military deployments in Turkey 'unaccompanied' tours - sources 30 Jun 2016

BERLIN The United States is moving toward permanently banning families from accompanying U.S. military and civilian personnel in Turkey, reflecting worsening security conditions there, two U.S. defence sources said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 7-Islamic State suspected after suicide bombers kill 42 at Istanbul airport 30 Jun 2016

* Turkish PM, U.S. officials suspect Islamic State (Updates death toll to 42, adds U.S. official's comments on investigation)

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Russian, Turkish leaders agree to close 'crisis chapter' in ties 29 Jun 2016

MOSCOW/ANKARA The presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to resume bilateral cooperation, including in the fight against terrorism, after a period of diplomatic tension and said they wanted to hold a face-to-face meeting.

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Bangladesh police say plan to move soon to end hostage crisis

DHAKA/NEW DELHI Bangladesh security forces were preparing to free around 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in an upmarket area of the capital Dhaka early on Saturday, after gunmen stormed the building killing at least two policemen. | Video