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UPDATE 3-Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says will not back down on Russia deal

13 Jun 2019

ANKARA, June 13 Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet programme, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria

13 Jun 2019

ANKARA/BEIRUT Russia and Turkey, the two countries responsible for a rickety agreement to keep the peace along Syria's last major frontline, gave sharply conflicting accounts on Thursday of an attack on a Turkish military outpost.

U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says

10 Jun 2019

ANKARA The United States has not yet taken up Turkey's suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence systems, a senior Turkish defence official said on Monday.

Opinion polls show ousted Istanbul mayor leading ahead of re-run vote

30 May 2019

ANKARA Istanbul's ousted opposition mayor is leading President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party candidate by three percentage points ahead of next month's re-run mayoral election, according to an opinion poll conducted for the AKP campaign.

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's election board under pressure to explain Istanbul vote annulment

16 May 2019

ANKARA Ten days after it annulled Turkey's most dramatic election upset in years, the country's electoral authority faces a barrage of questions from opposition parties who say there was no legal basis to cancel the vote.

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.

Turkish artists stand by Istanbul's ousted mayor

10 May 2019

ANKARA Dozens of Turkey's most prominent artists have taken to social media to support Istanbul's ousted mayor, responding to his call for them to speak out against a decision to annul his election victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's party.

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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.