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Greek court to consider Turkey coup suspects' asylum request

A Greek court is due to consider on Friday the asylum request from fugitive Turkish army officers who fled following last month’s failed coup attempt.

A Greek court is due to consider on Friday the asylum request from fugitive Turkish army officers who fled following last month’s failed coup attempt.

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Senior North Korean diplomat defects in London and turns up in Seoul

The highest ranking North Korean official ever to defect is confirmed in Seoul along with his family after disappearing from his job in the London embassy several weeks ago.

The highest ranking North Korean official ever to defect is confirmed in Seoul along with his family after disappearing from his job in the London embassy several weeks ago.

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Turkish ministers deliver stark warnings to the EU and USA

Could hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees Turkey is currently preventing from crossing into Europe be on the move westwards again soon?

Could hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees Turkey is currently preventing from crossing into Europe be on the move westwards again soon?

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Turkey arrests 16,000 people following failed coup

Turkey’s Justice Minister has said 16,000 people have been detained following last month’s failed coup attempt.

Turkey’s Justice Minister has said 16,000 people have been detained following last month’s failed coup attempt.

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Ramos bids to restore friendly ties between China and the Philippines

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…

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Japan: from diplomacy to a show-of-force?

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

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Erdogan: West 'supports terror'

In a scathing attack on western powers, Turkish President Erdogan accuses allies of supporting terror and last month's attempted coup d'etat.

In a scathing attack on western powers, Turkish President Erdogan accuses allies of supporting terror and last month's attempted coup d'etat.

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Olympic Games tainted by political activity

The Olympic charter states: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.

The Olympic charter states: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.

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German-Turkish relations 'bumpy' after Erdogan speech ban

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

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Germany: Turkish community holds huge pro-Erdogan rally

In scenes reminiscent of recent rallies in Istanbul and Ankara, members of Germany’s Turkish community have staged a mass show of support for President Recep Tayyip…

In scenes reminiscent of recent rallies in Istanbul and Ankara, members of Germany’s Turkish community have staged a mass show of support for President Recep Tayyip…

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Erdogan accuses US officials of siding with Turkey coup plotters

Some 99 military top brass have been promoted in Turkey in an overhaul of the country’s armed forces following this month’s failed coup.

Some 99 military top brass have been promoted in Turkey in an overhaul of the country’s armed forces following this month’s failed coup.

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NATO and Russia: 'not a meeting of minds' over Ukraine

NATO and Russia are failing to see eye-to-eye over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says.

NATO and Russia are failing to see eye-to-eye over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says.

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Russian and Turkish foreign ministers meet in Sochi

The meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort was between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

The meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort was between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

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Russia and Turkey agree to 'normalise' trade and economic relations

A year ago, they were shaking hands, then relations cooled to icy temperatures, but now it seems Russia and Turkey could be on the road to restoring ties.

A year ago, they were shaking hands, then relations cooled to icy temperatures, but now it seems Russia and Turkey could be on the road to restoring ties.

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Erdogan writes to Kremlin to end rift over downed jet

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has written to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a bid to end a standoff between the two nations sparked by the shooting down of a Russian…

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has written to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a bid to end a standoff between the two nations sparked by the shooting down of a Russian…

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EU sanctions against Russia likely to be renewed

EU sanctions against Russia, which were due to expire in a few weeks, now look set to continue According to diplomatic sources who spoke to AFP, the European Union could renew sanctions for another si

EU sanctions against Russia, which were due to expire in a few weeks, now look set to continue According to diplomatic sources who spoke to AFP, the European Union could renew sanctions for another si

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Ukraine fans protest over France Euro 2016 visa denials

Just days before the start of Euro 2016 a group of Ukrainian football fans have protested outside the French embassy in Kyiv complaining that supporters wanting to attend are not getting…

Just days before the start of Euro 2016 a group of Ukrainian football fans have protested outside the French embassy in Kyiv complaining that supporters wanting to attend are not getting…

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Turkish PM goes easy on Germany, calls Armenian genocide decision 'historic mistake made by friendly ally'

Turkey’s Prime Minister has made an official government statement in the wake of the German parliament’s recognition of the Armenian genocide, and it contains nothing that suggests bilateral relations

Turkey’s Prime Minister has made an official government statement in the wake of the German parliament’s recognition of the Armenian genocide, and it contains nothing that suggests bilateral relations

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Russians jailed in Ukraine return to Moscow in Savchenko exchange deal

In contrast to the rapturous scenes in Kyiv amid the return of freed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, it was a private welcome at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport for the two Russians freed by…

In contrast to the rapturous scenes in Kyiv amid the return of freed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, it was a private welcome at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport for the two Russians freed by…

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Key Chinese official pledges to listen to Hong Kong

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

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Blame game: Iranians to miss out on hajj

Iranians will not be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site this year as the two countries fail to agree to organisation and accuse each other of being at fault.

Iranians will not be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site this year as the two countries fail to agree to organisation and accuse each other of being at fault.

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Russia boosts western border defence with new divisions

There is no let up in the military game of chicken going on between Moscow and NATO, with the Russians announcing on Wednesday the formation of three

There is no let up in the military game of chicken going on between Moscow and NATO, with the Russians announcing on Wednesday the formation of three