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UPD Children bodies washed ashore of Lesvos belonged to Turkish family fleeing Erdogan persecution

The bodies of two children and one adult male that were washed ashore on the island of Lesvos ten days ago belonged to a Turkish family fleeing persecution by the Erdogan regime, claim a Turkish lawmaker and a human rights activist. The claim comes by Turkish opposition MP from the …

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Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drill saying Erdogan’s name was used in “enemy chart”

Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his name and the picture of Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were used in an “enemy chart”. “There was an incident in Norway,” Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development …

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Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin …

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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Athens beginning of December

The official visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens is reportedly scheduled for Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th 2017. According to Sunday newspaper real.gr, the date of the visit have been finalized via the usual diplomatic channels. Erdogan will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime …

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Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has further strained his country’s relationship with Germany by describing the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey”. Speaking after Friday prayers to his supporters gathered in a mosque in Istanbul, the Turkish President criticised those who he said had an aggressive or disrespectful …

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Greek President warns Erdogan “Provocations are sign of weakness, Come and Take them!”

Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a sharp worded message to his Turkish counter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following a series of provocations accompanying his tour to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. “The brave do not provoke,” President Pavlopoulos told Greek soldiers safeguarding the remote island of Ai Stratis. “Provocations, …

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Turkish President Erdogan collapses during prayers in Istanbul mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a health condition inside a mosque in Istanbul during the morning Ramadan prayers on Sunday. Reason for the health condition which some media described as ‘fainting’  was allegedly  the President’s low blood pressure due to diabetes and a heavy schedule. Some blamed also the …

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Erdogan claims Greece hosts terrorists, as Tsipras, Yildirim meet in Athens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim  in Athens on Monday morning, amid tension over Turkish military personnel seeking asylum in Greece. Hours before the visit, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that ‘Greece hosts ten terrorists.’ “Neighbors must support each in difficult times,” Tsipras told Yildirim and stressed …

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Three SAT commandos try to flee to Greece, as Turkish purge continues without mercy

Three commandos from the Turkish Underwater Attack Commandos (SAT) attempted to flee to Greece as the Turkish purge continues without mercy. A woman and her 3-day-old baby were thrown to jail for alleged links with the Gulen movement, the Turkish government considers as mastermind behind the failed coup attempt. The …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Turkey furious at US decision to arm Syrian Kurds against ISIL

Turkey is furious at the US decision to provide heavy weaponry to Syrian Kurdish militants in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkey considers the Kurdish Syrian YPG as the armed wing of Turkish PKK and both groups as “terrorist organizations” posing a threat …

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Greek court blocks Ankara’s new extradition request for 3 Turkish soldiers soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional foes. The ruling applied to three of eight soldiers who fled. Extradition of …

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2.5 million Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated, says observer

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday’s Turkish referendum which ended in a tight ‘Yes’ vote for greater presidential powers, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, told ORF radio on Tuesday. The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of …

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