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Turkey summons Dutch charge d'affaires over Armenian 'genocide' motions

ANKARA Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to Ankara on Saturday to express its unhappiness with a pair of proposed bills that would see the Netherlands recognise as genocide the 1915 killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians.

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Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless 17 Feb 2018

BEIRUT, ANKARA Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.

UPDATE 1-Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless 17 Feb 2018

BEIRUT, ANKARA Feb 17 Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.

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Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official 17 Feb 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investments from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator said on Friday.

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Turks propose joint deployment with US in Syria as allies aim to mend ties 16 Feb 2018

ANKARA Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". | Video

Turkish court sentences six journalists to life, drawing international criticism 16 Feb 2018

ANKARA A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists, including two prominent brothers, to life in jail for aiding plotters of a 2016 failed coup, state media said, a sharp turnaround after the country's highest court ordered one of the men released.

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EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws 16 Feb 2018

SOFIA The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.

EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws 16 Feb 2018

SOFIA, Feb 16 The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.

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Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strain 16 Feb 2018

(This version corrects the word "Defence" to "Democratic" in paragraph 4)

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Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force 15 Feb 2018

BRUSSELS/ANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting U.S. secretary of state for tough talks on an issue that has strained ties between the allies to the breaking point.

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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. | Video