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Turkey wants to resolve energy exploration dispute with Greece through dialogue

12 Aug 2020

ANKARA Turkey and Greece signalled a willingness on Wednesday to resolve a dispute over energy exploration in the Mediterranean, while vowing to defend their interests in the region.

UPDATE 3-Turkey mounts new defence of lira as locals snap up dollars

07 Aug 2020

* Locals' forex holdings surge to $213 bln (Adds forex holdings, reserves, S&P, Erdogan)

Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women - ruling party

05 Aug 2020

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence.

Turkey says any Libya ceasefire deal requires Haftar withdrawal

22 Jul 2020

ANKARA Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday to keep pushing for a ceasefire in Libya, but Ankara said the leader of the eastern forces was not legitimate and his forces must withdraw from key positions for any credible deal to emerge.

Turkey shifts fight against Kurdish militants deeper into Iraq

22 Jul 2020

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkey is taking its decades-old conflict with Kurdish militants deep into northern Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.

Turkish verdict paving way for Hagia Sophia mosque expected Friday - officials

09 Jul 2020

ANKARA A Turkish court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum was unlawful, two Turkish officials said, paving the way for its restoration as a mosque despite international concerns.

Turkish business group plans Libya trip to set post-war plan, sources say

01 Jul 2020

ANKARA/ISTANBUL A Turkish business delegation is set to visit Libya within two weeks to assess how Turkey's companies and banks can help rebuild the war-torn country and secure its energy needs, two people familiar with the plan told Reuters.

Turkish business group plans Libya trip to set post-war plan -sources

01 Jul 2020

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, July 1 A Turkish business delegation is set to visit Libya within two weeks to assess how Turkey's companies and banks can help rebuild the war-torn country and secure its energy needs, two people familiar with the plan told Reuters.

Turkey ready for fast reconstruction in conflict-torn Libya, official says

19 Jun 2020

ANKARA, June 19 Turkey is ready to rapidly start rebuilding conflict-torn Libya, a senior Turkish official said on Friday, after President Tayyip Erdogan's senior deputies visited Tripoli this week to discuss cooperation on energy, construction and banking.

Turkey plans more military bases in north Iraq after offensive: official

18 Jun 2020

ANKARA Turkey plans to set up more temporary military bases in northern Iraq after stepping up its strikes against Kurdish militants there, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, saying the effort would ensure border security.

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