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Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe

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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest, the Black Sea to its north, Georgia to its northeast, Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to its east, Iraq and Syria to its southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to its south, and the Aegean Sea to its west. Across the Black Sea lie Romania, Ukraine and Russia, and across the Mediterranean Sea lie Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, the Gaza Strip, Egypt and Libya, although none of these share a land border with Turkey. Istanbul is the largest city in the country while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority at anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Canada police arrest man previously detained in Turkey for joining ISIS

Canadian police arrested a man on terror charges who was previously detained by Turkish authorities for being part of ISIS, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Friday.
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Turkey says it did not fully approve NATO's Baltic defense plan

Turkey will block final publication of a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland until allies agree to designate the Syrian Kurdish YPG a terrorist group, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on..
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NATO summit opens to fracturing alliance [Video]NATO summit opens to fracturing alliance

NATO leaders have gathered at a golf resort near London for a meeting beset with dispute, even by the standards of the Trump era.

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10

Boris Johnson is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration of Nato this..

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Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognise terrorism threats - Erdogan [Video]Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognise terrorism threats - Erdogan

Turkey will oppose NATO's plan for the defence of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognise groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a..

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Turkey lashes out at Macron over NATO comments [Video]Turkey lashes out at Macron over NATO comments

French President Emmanuel Macron has stood by the damning comments he made to The Economist last month in which said allies were experiencing the 'brain death' of NATO. During a press conference, he..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:31Published

Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues [Video]Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues

Ankara and Doha have developed solid ties during testing times and the countries' leaders enjoy a strong relationship.

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Turks threatened over alleged links to the Gülen movement find a safe haven in Greece [Video]Turks threatened over alleged links to the Gülen movement find a safe haven in Greece

Many Turkish teachers, public servants and entrepreneurs, unable to return home because of fears of arrest and with no belief in the independence of the Turkish justice system, are trying to start a..

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"The Turkish government killed my baby" says Turkish asylum seeker, Ayse B [Video]"The Turkish government killed my baby" says Turkish asylum seeker, Ayse B

"The Turkish government killed my baby" says Turkish asylum seeker, Ayse B

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Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee [Video]Turkey to deport U.S. Islamic State detainee

Turkey said on Thursday that it would deport an American Islamic State detainee who was stranded at the border for several days after Greece refused entry. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension [Video]Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension

US president Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.View on euronews

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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

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Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter [Video]Erdogan says returned Trump's 'Don't be a fool' letter

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he returned President Trump's Oct. 9th letter back to the president in which Trump wrote to Erdogan 'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool" to urge..

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Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees [Video]Trump: Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

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Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan [Video]Trump had 'wonderful' meeting with Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for releasing detainee Serkan Golge. Trump added that the ceasefire in Syria continues to hold and that he hopes Turkey..

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Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well' [Video]Trump: Syrian ceasefire is holding 'very well'

President Donald Trump told reporters that the Syrian ceasefire is holding "very well," as he hosted a high-level White House meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

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Turkish troops fired on Syria protesters: witness [Video]Turkish troops fired on Syria protesters: witness

Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. A UK-based monitoring group says two protesters were killed, but the..

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Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together? [Video]Is Trump-Erdogan's 'bromance' the only thing holding relations together?

Erdogan and Trump have had countless disagreements during their time in office but their 'bromance' keeps the two sides talking as Turkey's President heads to the White House. Emily Wither reports.

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Turkish forces in Syria fired on protesters: witness [Video]Turkish forces in Syria fired on protesters: witness

Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. A UK-based monitoring group says two protesters were killed, but the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe [Video]Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe

Turkey stops truck carrying 82 migrants bound for Europe

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Turkey says left alone to fight terrorism after no agreement at NATO: NTV

NATO allies did not reach agreement at a summit in London this week and Ankara was left alone in the fight against terrorism, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Halkbank will use all rights to halt U.S. Federal Court ruling

Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank said on Friday that it will use all its legal rights to challenge a U.S. Federal Court ruling that it must enter a formal plea to charges that it helped Iran..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Greek expulsion of Libyan envoy is 'outrageous'

Turkey condemned on Friday a decision by Greece to expel the Libyan ambassador in response to an accord between Libya and Turkey that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the..
Reuters - Published

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

Greece said on Friday it was expelling Libya's ambassador to the country, angered at an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to..
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Russia, Turkey working on new S-400 missile contract: Interfax

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency..
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Turkey's President Erdogan opens Cambridge 'eco-mosque'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was invited to the opening by musician Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
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Erdogan says allies must support Turkey after it approved NATO plan: NTV

NATO allies should support Turkey in its conflict with Syrian Kurdish fighters after Ankara dropped its objections to the alliance's defense plans for Poland and the Baltics, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Erdogan says Turkey approved NATO plan, but allies must support it: NTV

Turkey approved a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland after some allies demanded support, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying on Thursday, adding that allies must not abandon Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Greece 'registers disagreement' with Libya-Turkey maritime accord

Greece said on Wednesday it opposed an accord reached by Turkey and Libya to define their maritime boundaries, but said it and Ankara - both members of NATO - were committed to talks on..
Reuters - Published

Poland's Duda says Turkey's views must be acknowledged in NATO

Turkey's point of view must be acknowledged in NATO debates, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday, after Turkey agreed to back a defense plan for the Baltics and Poland on Wednesday at the..
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Turkey made no demands in backing NATO's Poland, Baltic plans: Lithuania president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not issue demands in return for an agreement to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey agrees to back NATO plans for Baltic: Lithuania

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to back NATO's defense plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuania's president said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan, Trump have 'very productive' meeting at NATO summit: Turkish official

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump had a "very productive" meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Britain on Wednesday, Turkey's communications director said.
Reuters - Published

IS detainee deported from Turkey charged after return to Ireland

Irish police charged a woman aligned to Islamic State on Wednesday, three days after she was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences when she returned to Dublin from Turkey.
Reuters - Published

Division pervades NATO as the 'brain dead' meet the 'delinquent'

NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle disagreements over spending, future threats including..
Reuters - Published

UK, France, Germany, Turkey say attacks on civilians in Syria must end

All attacks against Syrian civilians, including in the rebel-held area of Idlib, must end, the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Turkey agreed on Tuesday ahead of a NATO summit in London.
Reuters - Published

Macron says time for Turkey to clarify ambiguous stance on Islamic State

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Tuesday of working with Islamic State proxies and said Ankara's ambiguity toward the group was detrimental to its NATO allies fighting in Syria and..
Reuters - Published

Macron accuses Turkey of working with Islamic State proxies

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey of working with Islamic State proxies and said Ankara needed to clarify those ambiguities during meetings this week.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he is looking at sanctions against Turkey over S-400 missile deal

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile system, blaming his predecessor for not selling Ankara a U.S. missile..
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Greece hopes talks with Turkey's Erdogan will ease maritime frictions

Greece's prime minister will meet Turkey's president on Wednesday in an attempt to ease frictions over energy exploration and Ankara's deal with Libya on Mediterranean maritime zones, a government..
Reuters - Published

NATO's chief cannot promise to heal rift with Turkey by end of London summit

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday it was not right to question the Western alliance's security guarantee but that he was working to solve a dispute with Turkey over allied plans..
Reuters - Published

Poland's Duda says hopes to agree with Turkey to unblock NATO plans

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had spoken to Turkey's President Tayyip Erdorgan about NATO military plans that Ankara is blocking for the Baltics and Poland, saying that he hoped for..
Reuters - Published

Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

Turkey will oppose a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance backs it in recognizing a Kurdish militia as a terrorist group, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of an..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognize terrorism threats: Erdogan

Turkey will oppose NATO's plan for the defense of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognize groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. defense chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland, as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against..
Reuters - Published

U.S. senators want Turkey sanctioned over Russia missile system

U.S. lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying the failure to do so sends a "terrible signal," and..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Kurdish leader taken to Turkish hospital days after falling ill: lawyer

The jailed former head of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party was taken to hospital on Monday, his party said, after he lost consciousness last week following chest pains.
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Jailed pro-Kurdish leader unwell but not taken to hospital: lawyer

The jailed former head of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party lost consciousness after experiencing chest pains last week but he still has not been taken to a hospital despite such requests, one of his..
Reuters - Published

Turkey not 'blackmailing' NATO over Baltics defense plan: security source

Turkey is not blackmailing NATO with its rejection of a defense plan for the Baltics and Poland, and has full veto rights within the alliance, a Turkish security source said on Monday ahead of a NATO..
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Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Turkey's presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that it thinks a deal will happen before too long, the RIA..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State detainee arrested on her return to Ireland from Turkey

An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State deported from Turkey along with her two-year-old daughter was arrested on her return to Dublin on Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offences, Irish police said.
Reuters - Published

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

Ireland set for IS detainee, young daughter to return from Turkey

Ireland expects to repatriate an Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State and her two-year-old daughter from Turkey this weekend, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday, as authorities in Ankara..
Reuters - Published

England to face Croatia at Euro 2020, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

Are you 'brain-dead'? Turkey's Erdogan raps Macron before NATO summit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron's warning that NATO was dying reflects a "sick and shallow" understanding, telling the French president "you should check whether..
Reuters - Published

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