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Fate of asylum-seeking Turkish soldiers remains unclear

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

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Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with new wave of refugees

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

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EU-Turkey relations: the 'fear' factor

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

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50 years of Turkish steps towards and back from the European Union

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

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Turkey slams EU for organising vote on halting accession talks

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim, whose group is a key force fighting ISIL in northern Syria.

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim, whose group is a key force fighting ISIL in northern Syria.

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NATO chief Stoltenberg calls for military alliance to enlarge

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

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Protesters demonstrate against Erdogan in Brussels

Several thousands demonstrators have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against Turkish President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Several thousands demonstrators have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against Turkish President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey fires another diplomatic salvo at Germany

The Turkish President has accused Berlin of not being fully committed to the fight against terrorism. Speaking before a trip to Pakistan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also claimed to have proof of German supp

The Turkish President has accused Berlin of not being fully committed to the fight against terrorism. Speaking before a trip to Pakistan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also claimed to have proof of German supp

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Awkward relations between Germany and Turkey

In February 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

In February 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

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EU-Turkey relations tense ahead of membership progress report

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

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Western support for Kurds is abetting terrorism - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a university audience in Istanbul he doesn't care if critics call him "a dictator".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a university audience in Istanbul he doesn't care if critics call him "a dictator".

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More arrests and court hearings in Turkey

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

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The UN hits out at Turkey

Ankara's detention or suspension of more than 110, 000 officials since a failed coup in July may go "beyond what is permissible", the organisation says.

Ankara's detention or suspension of more than 110, 000 officials since a failed coup in July may go "beyond what is permissible", the organisation says.

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The rocky relations of Russia and Turkey

A look at the ups and downs in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Ankara over the last year

A look at the ups and downs in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Ankara over the last year

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German prosecutors drop Erdogan insult case

A German comedian accused of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not face any further action after the criminal charges were dropped.

A German comedian accused of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not face any further action after the criminal charges were dropped.

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Turkey suspends more than 12,000 police officers

Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.

Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.

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Boris Johnson ditches insults and talks 'jumbo' trade deals in Turkey

The UK's foreign minister on a trip to Ankara has focused on future ties, putting aside previous negative comments about Turkey during the EU referendum campaign.

The UK's foreign minister on a trip to Ankara has focused on future ties, putting aside previous negative comments about Turkey during the EU referendum campaign.