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Turkey says could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

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HATAY, Turkey Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters. | Video

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Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest 17 Jan 2018

BERLIN Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies.

Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest 17 Jan 2018

BERLIN, Jan 17 Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies.

Development bank EBRD pushes up financing, braces for profit hit 17 Jan 2018

LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a record amount of financing last year but is bracing for a drop in profits following sharp falls in currencies like Turkey's lira and Russia's rouble.

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Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war 16 Jan 2018

LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new U.S.-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty, joining Syria, Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the plan.

Turkey's M&A market totaled to some $10 billion in 2017: E&Y report 16 Jan 2018

ISTANBUL The volume of mergers and acquisitions in Turkey amounted to some $10 billion in 2017 with 251 transactions, data from an Ernst & Young report showed on Tuesday, and it forecast the M&A market this year will be of a similar size.

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Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin to be supported by rebels 16 Jan 2018

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey's planned military operation against Kurdish militia forces in Syria's Afrin region will be supported by Syrian rebel fighters.

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Erdogan - we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born' 15 Jan 2018

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies. | Video

Lawyer for jailed journalist says Turkey faces 'constitutional crisis' 15 Jan 2018

ISTANBUL, Jan 15 Turkey's failure to free a journalist accused of links to a failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan, flouting an order by the highest court, pitches the country into a constitutional crisis, a lawyer for the journalist said on Monday.

Turkey reveals route for new canal to ease Bosphorus shipping 15 Jan 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island.

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Exclusive - Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. | Video