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Turkey/Azerbaijan: Journalist Deported, Imprisoned

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Azerbaijan's jailing of a prominent independent journalist after his summary forcible return from Turkey bears the hallmarks of a coordinated operation that violates international law.

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Thu Apr 24, 2014

Al Bawaba

Turkey sends tanks and troops into Syria to protect Ottoman tomb

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent troops to Syria to guard the tomb of a Turkish figure in the Arab country, local media report.

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Iran's Rouhani to visit Turkey in May

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit Turkey late in May or early June, as the discussions on scheduling are still underway through diplomatic channels, diplomatic sources told Hurriyet Daily News.

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The Daily Star

Turkish central bank stands firm on rates

File - A money changer counts Turkish lira bills at a currency exchange office in Istanbul January 24, 2014.

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The New Zealand Herald

Alan Scott: Myths of Gallipoli - a century on, it's time to think again

Tales of Anzac bravery are celebrated but the stories of Turkish heroism and gallantry also need to be heard as we mark the bloody conflict often regarded as New Zealand's baptism of fire as a nation.

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Daily Times

Turkey to open Imam Hatip school in Pakistan : April 24, 2014,

ANKARA Leading a four-member delegation, Minister for Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf is visiting Turkey at the invitation of Prof Dr Mehmet Gormez, president of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs.

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PanArmenian Network

Armenian politicians confident that Turkey will recognize Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey will have to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide sooner or later, deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said after his visit to Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Thursday, April 24, according to ARKA.

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Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah deal

Turkey has welcomed the unification deal between the two Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, and vowed to contribute to the push to establish a free, independent and sovereign Palestinian state Hurriyet Daily News reported "We welcome the agreement between the Fatah and Hamas delegations on April 23 for the establishment of a unity government ... (more)

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Foreign Affairs

Cold Turkey

HALIL KARAVELI is a Senior Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program, which are affiliated with the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Security and Development Policy.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Appeal for Gallipoli memorial

A soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place The designer of a memorial to the Gallipoli campaign has appealed for help to fund a facelift of the work ahead of the 99th anniversary of one of the First World War's bloodiest battles.

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Al Bawaba

Iran has its eyes set on Turkish banks

Bank Mellat, which has been in Turkey since 1982, faced restrictions in 2012 which led to a decline in its growth due to economic sanctions imposed against Iran.

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Russia Taday

'Shared pain': Turkish PM Erdogan in historic Armenian statement

Armenian protesters shout slogans against Turkey during a demonstation near the Turkish embassy in central Athens, April 24, 2013.

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Inhabitat

Pistachio Shells Could Power a Brand New City in Turkey

Turkey exported 6,800 tons of pistachio nuts last year, and now the country is floating plans to build a city powered by the leftover shells.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Turkey Sends 300 Troops into Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed reports that Turkey has sent 300 troops into neighboring Syria to guard the tomb of a leading Turkish figure believed to be under threat from radical Islamist rebels, according to Today's Zaman.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.

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Turkey delays discussion of lifting ex-ministers immunities

The discussion of lifting immunities from former -Interior Minister Muammar Guler, former Economy Minister Zafar Caglayan, former Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagish, and former Minister Environmental and Urban Development Erdogan Bayraktar was postponed indefinitely, the Sabah Turkish newspaper reported.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Al+ Armenia

Serj Tankian addresses open letter to Turkish people

Armenian-American musician Serj Tankian, in an open letter published in the Turkish-Armenian weekly, Agos, urged the people of Turkey to face history and "truly find yourself," enlightening the Turkish public to their government's rabid efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

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Tehran Times

Avaz ensemble to perform in Turkey in late May

Avaz, an ensemble composed of Iranian and Turkish musicians, will be giving concerts in several cities in Turkey late May. The concerts will begin at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, the Iranian vocalist Hadi Sepehri told the Persian service of ILNA on Tuesday.

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Turkey and New Zealand agree mutual tax exemption

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that the relationship between Turkey and New Zealand borne out of the ashes of the Gallipoli battle in 1925 continues to bear fruit, Anadolu Agency reported.

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Russia Taday

Twitter blocks two accounts critical of Turkish govt

Twitter executives have admitted that the company has blocked two Turkish social media accounts that were used to leak secret government documents and accused authorities of widespread corruption.

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