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New Turkey President Erdogan says priorities include EU accession

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used his first speech as Turkey’s new president to outline his priorities as accession to the European Union, democratic

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used his first speech as Turkey’s new president to outline his priorities as accession to the European Union, democratic

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Turkey: Erdoğan sworn in, what next for Gül?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was inaugurated as Turkey’s first directly elected president on Thursday at a ceremony in Ankara. Critics say Erdoğan, who

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was inaugurated as Turkey’s first directly elected president on Thursday at a ceremony in Ankara. Critics say Erdoğan, who

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Gul offers condolences amid anger over Turkey mining tragedy

The day after Turkey’s prime minister was attacked in Soma, there was tight security as President Abdullah Gul visited the scene of the country’s

The day after Turkey’s prime minister was attacked in Soma, there was tight security as President Abdullah Gul visited the scene of the country’s

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Turkey commemorates 75th anniversary of Ataturk's death

Turkey has marked the 75th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic. Thousands of people

Turkey has marked the 75th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic. Thousands of people

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Egypt violence 'deplorable' says US

The bloodshed in Egypt has drawn international condemnation. The US and the European Union said they urged Egypt’s military leaders right up to

The bloodshed in Egypt has drawn international condemnation. The US and the European Union said they urged Egypt’s military leaders right up to

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Turkey protests: 'message received' says President

Amid fierce anti-government protests in Turkey, the country’s President Abdullah Gul said it was ‘natural’ in a democracy that people would hold

Amid fierce anti-government protests in Turkey, the country’s President Abdullah Gul said it was ‘natural’ in a democracy that people would hold

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Mixed reception for Ahmedinejad in Egypt

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has become the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. He is in Cairo for a summit of the

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has become the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. He is in Cairo for a summit of the

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Turkish military retires jailed 'coup plot' generals

Turkey’s military has retired 40 generals and admirals currently in jail on charges of plotting against the government. They are among a group of

Turkey’s military has retired 40 generals and admirals currently in jail on charges of plotting against the government. They are among a group of

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UN humanitarian chief reaches Homs

The UN humanitarian chief paid a short visit the battered city of Homs on Wednesday. While in Damascus, Valerie Amos helped secure permission for a

The UN humanitarian chief paid a short visit the battered city of Homs on Wednesday. While in Damascus, Valerie Amos helped secure permission for a

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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Turkish president

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife to Buckingham Palace at the start of a three-day state

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife to Buckingham Palace at the start of a three-day state

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Turkey brings Afghanistan and Pakistan together

Talks have been held between Afghanistan and Pakistan for the first time since the assassination of an Afghan peace negotiator. The meeting was

Talks have been held between Afghanistan and Pakistan for the first time since the assassination of an Afghan peace negotiator. The meeting was

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Turkey's Gul calls for EU membership on German trip

The handshakes and smiles are all very cordial. But as Turkish President Abdullah Gul pursues his trip to Germany, he and Chancellor Merkel are

The handshakes and smiles are all very cordial. But as Turkish President Abdullah Gul pursues his trip to Germany, he and Chancellor Merkel are

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Fresh assault in Syrian city of Hama

Syrian security forces began a fresh assault on the city of Hama during Monday evening, killing at least four civilians. The tank and heavy

Syrian security forces began a fresh assault on the city of Hama during Monday evening, killing at least four civilians. The tank and heavy

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President Gul: Turkey not in "crisis"

Turkish President Abdullah Gul denied on Saturday that the country is in crisis following the resignation of four top military commanders. The

Turkish President Abdullah Gul denied on Saturday that the country is in crisis following the resignation of four top military commanders. The

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Turkish President reacts to Assad speech

The Turkish President has slammed his Syrian counterpart’s speech on reform as “not enough”. Speaking in Ankara, Abdullah Gul urged Bashar al-Assad

The Turkish President has slammed his Syrian counterpart’s speech on reform as “not enough”. Speaking in Ankara, Abdullah Gul urged Bashar al-Assad

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Turkey's EU membership ambitions

This week The Network talks to three newsmakers to explore the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU. The contrast between the two sides is

This week The Network talks to three newsmakers to explore the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU. The contrast between the two sides is

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World reacts to bin Laden death

World leaders have been reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the al-Qaeda leader’s killing

World leaders have been reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the al-Qaeda leader’s killing

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Turkish police shoot protester as Kurds rebel over election bans

One protester has been killed in a second day of violence in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Kurdish demonstrators took to the streets after 12 of

One protester has been killed in a second day of violence in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Kurdish demonstrators took to the streets after 12 of

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Sarkozy reaffirms opposition to Turkey's EU membership

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy spent a few hours in Turkey and repeated his opposition to its joining the European Union.   Alongside Turkey’s

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy spent a few hours in Turkey and repeated his opposition to its joining the European Union.   Alongside Turkey’s

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Israel's friendship with Turkey is over - Gül

Turkey is transforming. Ankara is developing economic and diplomatic relations with its neighbours, prompting many in the global community to talk of

Turkey is transforming. Ankara is developing economic and diplomatic relations with its neighbours, prompting many in the global community to talk of

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Anti-Israel protests on the streets of Ankara

Fury and defiance hit the streets of Ankara as Turkish demonstrators showed solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the actions of the

Fury and defiance hit the streets of Ankara as Turkish demonstrators showed solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the actions of the

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Abdullah Gul: We will fight PKK to the death

Abdullah Gul is the President of the Republic of Turkey and one of the most important political figures emerging from Turkey’s pro Western AKP party

Abdullah Gul is the President of the Republic of Turkey and one of the most important political figures emerging from Turkey’s pro Western AKP party

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Gül in Brussels, "a family atmosphere"

The first visit to EU headquarters by a Turkish head of state – Abdullah Gül. The guest said talks took place in “a family atmosphere”. But, in spite

The first visit to EU headquarters by a Turkish head of state – Abdullah Gül. The guest said talks took place in “a family atmosphere”. But, in spite