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Russia says an end to fighting in Syria's Idlib is Turkey's responsibility

31 May 2019

MOSCOW/ANKARA The Kremlin said on Friday it was Turkey's responsibility to stop rebels in Syria's Idlib province from firing on civilian and Russian targets, signalling it would continue to back a Syrian government offensive there despite Ankara's protests.

Turkey says U.S. scrapping trade deal contradicts goals

17 May 2019

ANKARA The U.S. decision to end its preferential trade agreement with Turkey contradicts their $75 billion bilateral trade target, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on Friday, but welcomed Washington's move to halve tariffs on steel imports.

Turkey says it is discussing S-400 working group with U.S., postponing not on agenda

15 May 2019

ANKARA Turkey is discussing with the United States setting up a working group to assess the impact of its purchase of Russian missile defences systems, but will not delay their delivery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be on Turkish TV

14 May 2019

ANKARA Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals, which start on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be widely televised in Turkey, where he is accused of having terrorist links.

UPDATE 2-NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be on Turkish TV

14 May 2019

* Kanter calls himself an ally of cleric Gulen (Adds details, background)

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be televised in Turkey

14 May 2019

ANKARA, May 14 Outspoken Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals starting on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be televised in Turkey where he is accused of having terrorist links.

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

08 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signalled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

07 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signaled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

07 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signalled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan's AKP

07 May 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan's candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a re-run, in a move that hit the lira and drew opposition accusations of "dictatorship." | Video

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'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.