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Posted by Ak Ajans Nederland
Jul 21, 2017

Turkey set for high-level EU meeting

Turkish ministers to meet senior EU figures next week for wide-ranging talks Turkish and EU figures are set for a high-level meeting next week to work on Ankara’s long-running bid to join the bloc, Turkey’s foreign ministry announced on Friday. Next Tuesday will see talks in Brussels between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and EU Minister […]

Jul 21, 2017

Posted by Ak Ajans Nederland
Jul 21, 2017

Turks to protest restrictions at Al-Aqsa

Nationwide demonstrations in Turkey planned for after Friday prayers A number of non-governmental organizations in Turkey are planning to protest new Israeli restrictions on Palestinians’ entry to Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site. Israeli restrictions will be condemned across Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and Ankara, after Friday prayers. Protests are expected to continue Saturday. In […]

Jul 21, 2017

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Jul 20, 2017

Turkey rejects German ‘interference’ over arrests

Turkish Foreign Ministry says ‘double standards’ on show in German commentary over recent Istanbul arrests Remarks made by German officials over the recent detention in Istanbul of six people, including a German national, are “unacceptable”, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has said. There was “direct interference in the Turkish judiciary” in statements made by German Foreign Ministry […]

Jul 20, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017

Turkish opposition official slams Israel over Al-Aqsa

MHP deputy parliamentary group chairman condemns Israel’s closing of Al-Aqsa Mosque to worshippers The parliamentary group chairman of opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has slammed Israeli restrictions on Muslims wishing to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Speaking in the parliament on Tuesday, Erhan Usta condemned Israel’s order to close the Al-Aqsa mosque to […]

Jul 19, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

Turkey resolves to never allow ‘terror state’ on border

National Security Council meeting in capital discusses threats from terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq The National Security Council meeting in Ankara on Monday resolved that Turkey would never allow a terrorist state to be established on its border. According to a statement issued after the council’s meeting at the presidential complex in the capital, the […]

Jul 18, 2017

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Jul 17, 2017

Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months

The parliament on Monday ratified the Prime Ministry’s motion to extend the ongoing state of emergency in the country for another three months. The extension will become effective from Wednesday at 1.00 a.m. (2200 GMT Tuesday). The motion was backed by votes of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). […]

Jul 17, 2017

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Jul 14, 2017

‘Democracy watch’ rallies to start at midnight July 15

“Democracy watch” rallies marking the first anniversary of last July’s coup attempt will officially start on Saturday, the president announced Thursday. After last year’s coup attempt, “democracy watch” rallies were held all across the country for several weeks. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at a memorial service held at Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center […]

Jul 14, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017

Turkey will keep standing with Qatar: Economy minister

Turkey has exported 15,000 tons supplies to Qatar since beginning of blockade, says Turkish economy minister Turkey will continue to meet Qatar’s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said Wednesday. Since June 5 Qatar has been under a blockade by Arab countries — including Saudi Arabia, the United […]

Jul 13, 2017

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Jul 12, 2017

Erdogan: Turkey has other plans if EU membership fails

EU is not indispensable for Turkey, president says in interview with BBC Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey has other plans up its sleeve if the EU membership talks fail. In an interview with the BBC’s HARDtalk program published on Wednesday, Erdogan said it would even be a relief in case the […]

Jul 12, 2017

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Jul 10, 2017

Turkey ‘welcomes’ liberation of Iraq’s Mosul

‘We share the suffering of the people of Mosul,’ says Foreign Ministry statement Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday “welcomed” the liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul over the weekend. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to celebrate the victory over the Daesh terrorist group. “We welcome the successful completion […]

Jul 10, 2017
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