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Gaza toll tops 800 as West Bank simmers

Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 25, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Jewish World, 1:46 AMU.S. Jewish Organization Asks Erdogan to Give Back Award

A prominent Jewish organization in the United States has asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return a courage award he received in 2004, following his response to the recent Gaza operations, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reports.

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TheBlaze.com

Turkish Prime Minister Labeled 'Most Virulent Anti-Israel...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being accused of "inciting violence against the Jewish people" after he claimed recently that the Israeli government is committing genocide and has "surpassed what Hitler did to them."

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UPI

Protests in Turkey over Syrian refugees

Violent demonstrations in Turkey suggest the country is overwhelmed by the influx of over a million refugees from Syria, and feeling the strain.

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Al+ Armenia

Hrant Bagratyan: Armenia does not need Turkey to recognize the genocide

"Many of the Diasporan Armenians in the West, I would not say sound thinkers, says that the Genocide issues allows them to remain consolidated, to remain Armenians.

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CNN

Opinion: Striving for 'sameness' Turkey slows progress

Editor's note: Elif Shafak is Turkey's most-read woman writer and an award-winning novelist.

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The Independent

Former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor dies after 'falling from hotel balcony' in Turkey

Jordan Tabor, 23, is believed to have dropped from the third floor of his hotel in the resort of Lara Beach, near Antalya, early on Wednesday, the Mirror reported.

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Cybercast News Service

Pursing Ceasefire, Kerry Looks to Hamas Supporters Turkey and Qatar for Help

The State Department is defending Secretary of State John Kerry's decision to look to Qatar and Turkey for help in achieving a ceasefire in Gaza, notwithstanding the fact the former is a key funder of Hamas and the latter's prime minister has accused Israel of behaving like Nazis.

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Turkey may close embassy in Tripoli: Davutoglu

Turkey has considered closing its embassy in Tripoli because of growing security concerns in the country, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, adding that efforts to evacuate Turkish citizens in Libya were underway Hurriyet Daily News reported "We may take such a decision," the foreign minister said July 24 during an interview with the ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Star Online

Turkey to inaugurate Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line

ANKARA: Turkey on Friday inaugurates the first high-speed train link between its main cities of Ankara and Istanbul, in the latest bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to modernise the country's infrastructure.

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Today.Az

Turkey stays firm on Gaza truce

Turkey is pushing hard for an immediate cease-fire amid Israel's continuous military onslaught in Gaza, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Anadolu Agency reported.

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Forbes.com

A Smart Way To See The World: Take A Working Vacation

Everyone needs a vacation. But try telling that to your boss when you've got a project deadline looming.

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Voice of America

Turkey Feeling Strain From Hosting Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee children scuffle with a waiter as they try to get a pack of food at an iftar event open to public during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in central Istanbul, July 17, 2014.

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The Washington Post

Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award

ANKARA, Turkey - A Jewish American group is asking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award it gave him in 2004, accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric" and "inciting violence against the Jewish people."

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Hospitality Net

HVS In Focus: Istanbul, Turkey

Spanning two continents, Istanbul is a unique destination. This article provides an overview of the supply and demand factors currently affecting the city and a review of the hotel market performance.

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Groong

ANKARA: Women from Turkey, Armenia come together to reduce conflict

Journal of Turkish Weekly July 23 2014 Women from Turkey, Armenia come together to reduce conflict 23 July 2014 Volunteers in Turkey and Armenia are building relationships in the hope that person-to-person diplomacy will help set a foundation for the restoration of relations between the neighbouring nations.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Counter Culture: Anatolian Table Turkish Bistro

Lunch and dinner share one menu 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 4-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fridays; noon-9:30 p.m. Saturdays; noon-8:30 p.m. Sundays “Do you know anything about Turkish cuisine?” I asked lunch pal Bruce Parks as we stood in front of Anatolian Table Turkish Bistro on K Street.

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Jerusalem Post

Washington Watch: Is this trip necessary?

John Kerry went on all the Sunday talk shows to say how anxious he and Barack Obama were for the secretary of state to return to the Middle East to help broker the "immediate" cease-fire the president had called for.

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Clashes start on Turkish-Syrian border

The clashes broke out between the Turkish army and the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party terrorist organization in the Turkish province of Sanliurfa on the border with Syria, Turkish channel Haber7 reported on July 23. Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that PKK Syrian wing militants' intensified activity is a threat ... (more)

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Some 103 people detained in Turkey as a result of operation against Gulen's supporters

In Turkey, Tthe number of detained as a result of the operation carried out against Fethullah Gulen [Islamic public figure currently residing in the U.S.], has hit 103 people, Anadolu agency reported on July 23. The personnel purges against the supporters of Fethullah Gulen were resumed in Turkey's defense and law enforcement agencies on July 22.

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