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Turkey owed $381.08 million by Thomas Cook

Turkey’s Tourism Advisory Council said on Tuesday it estimates that Thomas Cook owes the local sector more than 350 million euros ($381.08 million), adding that it was impossible for the amount to be re-paid in the short- and medium-term. Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel agency, collapsed last week leaving …

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Turkey ready for Syrian border operation

Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the U.S. does not establish a “safe zone” in northeast Syria this month. “Our preparations along our borders are complete,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on …

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Russia-Turkey concord on situation in Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan have outlined additional joint measures aimed at rooting out “terrorists” in Syria’s Idlib area. “Together with Turkey’s president we have outlined additional joint steps to neutralize the terrorists’ nests in Idlib and normalize the situation …

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Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, clashing with Kurds

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey near the borders with Syria and Iraq, the local governor’s office said on Thursday. Three militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were “neutralized” in the fighting, the Sirnak governor’s office said in a written …

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Turkish convey hit in Syria

Air strikes hit positions near a Turkish convoy which was stuck at a highway in northwest Syria after crossing into Idlib province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The British-based war monitoring group said one fighter from a Turkey-backed faction accompanying the convoy was killed and others …

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Turkish drones headed to Syria

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Turkey and the United States agreed last week to set up a joint operations center regarding the safe zone to be established in northern Syria. …

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Turkey sending another drill ship to Cypriot waters

Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus. EU member Cyprus and Turkey have argued for years regarding the ownership of …

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“Who Lost Turkey?”

“Who Lost Turkey?” Graham E. Fuller (grahamefuller.com) 5 August 2019 Here we go again, another phase of witch-hunting over “Who lost —-(fill in the blanks) country.” It was once who lost China in 1949, then Cuba in 1959, then Iran in 1979, and others. The latest iteration is now “Who …

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Turkey to ‘observe’ Uighur situation in China

Turkey will send an observation team to China’s Xinjiang region, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday after discussing the situation of Uighur Turks with his Chinese counterpart. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up what it calls vocation training centers to combat extremism in Xinjiang, home to …

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Turkey mulls offensive into Syria

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar met military officials on Thursday to discuss a possible offensive east of the Euphrates River in Syria as Ankara ramped up warnings of a cross-border operation. A Turkish military tank is seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi The …

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Counterfeit dollars connected to Gulen coup plot

Turkish authorities confiscated about $271 million in fake U.S. $100 banknotes in a raid on an Istanbul printing press – the country’s biggest counterfeit currency seizure in recent years, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday. The raid was carried out on Friday in Istanbul’s Esenyurt neighborhood and five people were arrested, …

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Gas compromise offered in Cyprus-Turkey dispute

Turkish Cypriots have proposed to the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government that they cooperate in the search for gas off the divided island, Turkey said on Saturday, after an escalation of tension in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey and the Cyprus government have overlapping claims in the waters off Cyprus, linked …

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Turkey continues drilling in Cypriot waters

A second Turkish drillship, which is expected to begin drilling for oil and natural gas near Cyprus this week, arrived off the Mediterranean island’s northeastern coast on Monday, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed. Last month, European Union leaders warned Turkey to end its gas drilling in disputed waters around the …

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Erdogan compromises over China Xinjiang

Turkey recognizes the fact that the people of China’s Xinjiang lead happy lives, Chinese state media on Tuesday cited Turkish President Tayip Erdogan as saying, a region where China has been running a controversial de-radicalization scheme. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up what it calls vocation training …

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Erdogan calls for inquiry into Mursi death

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to try to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former president Mohamed Mursi, who suffered a fatal heart attack in a Cairo court earlier this week. “Muhammed Mursi flailed on the courtroom floor for 20 minutes …

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European members states protesting Turkish gas incursions

Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa, French President Emmanuel Macron, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Spain’s Prime …

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Turkey tries to muscle into Cyprus gas fields

Turkey said on Friday that Turkish Cypriots had rights to a share of the island’s offshore resources, days after the Greek Cypriot government agreed a revenue deal with a U.S. firm over a gas find in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey and the internationally recognized Cypriot government have overlapping claims of …

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