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8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award

ANKARA, Turkey - A Jewish American group is asking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award it gave him in 2004, accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric" and "inciting violence against the Jewish people."

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Turkey: police detained for 'spying' and wiretaps

ANKARA, Turkey Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's spy chief, news reports and officials said.

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The Daily Star

Two Turkish soldiers killed in clash with suspected smugglers near Syria border

A riot police officer stands guard as pro-Palestinian Turks stage a protest rally against Israel's ground operation in Gaza Strip, outside the residence of Israeli ambassador in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Arab Times

Interfaith trek: A Muslim and a Christian journey to Istanbul

TRAVELING back to Kuwait from Ankara, Turkey, where we attended a conference on human smuggling, we got the chance to pass through Istanbul.

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News Times

Erdogan says Israel more barbaric than Hitler

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center in third row, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, front center, with Turkish artists who joined them in a show of support for the Palestinian people, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Groong

Dink's Murder 'Not Efficiently Probed'

DINK'S MURDER 'NOT EFFICIENTLY PROBED' Thursday, July 17th, 2014 http://asbarez.com/125052/dink%E2%80%99s-murder-%E2%80%98not-efficiently-probed%E2%80%99/ A poster bearing a picture of Hrant Dink and a Turkish flag are pictured in front of an Istanbul court ANKARA--Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the murder of Turkish-Armenian ... (more)

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Metro UK News

Pictures: Best lighting storms ever

Photographers Mike Meadows and Al Simmons are silhouetted as they photograph lightning strikes near Searchlight, Nevada as the first storm of the season passes through the western deserts of the United States in the early hours of June 8,2006.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Times of Israel

Hamas reaches out to Qatar and Turkey for mediation

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, is greeted by Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, March 16, 2012 Hamas would like to see greater involvement by Qatar and Turkey in mediating a ceasefire with Israel, an Arab daily reported on Wednesday.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Diplomatic niceties take a beating

Now that Israel has accepted Egypt's proposed truce and Hamas has rejected it, we will see whether politicians stop calling for "mutual restraint."

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Official: gas explosion injures 3 in IstanbulOfficial: gas explosion...

A gas explosion in a five-story building in Istanbul injured at least three people on Saturday, the city's governor said.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Turkey seeks to boost peace talks with Kurds

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members at the parliament, a week after he has announced he is running for president, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Groong

ANKARA: Turkey Denies Claims It Will Open Armenia Border Gate

TURKEY DENIES CLAIMS IT WILL OPEN ARMENIA BORDER GATE Anadolu Agency , Turkey July 4, 2014 Friday Claims that Alican Border Gate between Turkey and Armenia will be opened "do not reflect the truth" says Turkey's Foreign Ministry ANKARA Turkey has denied claims that the border gate between Armenia and Turkey will be opened.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Groong

Diplomatic Protection: Christianity In Ataturk's Capital

DIPLOMATIC PROTECTION: CHRISTIANITY IN ATATURK'S CAPITAL National Catholic Register July 2 2014 by Victor Gaetan Wednesday, July 02, 2014 6:07 PM Comments In Ankara, Turkey's capital city, attending Mass on Sunday requires choosing between several embassies: the Italian, French, and Vatican properties each host Catholic chapels.

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The Fresno Bee

Kurdish leader calls for independence referendum

Massoud Barzani told the region's legislature in a speech Thursday to set up an electoral commission to prepare for "a referendum on self-determination."

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The Charlotte Observer

Report: Turkish truck drivers released in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey Islamic militants have released some 30 Turkish truck drivers who they captured in Iraq last month, a private news reported Thursday.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Times

Turkey expects results for EU membership from Italy : July 02, 2014,

ANKARA, Turkey The Turkish government wants to see concrete results for its reforms passed as part of its bid to enter the European Union during Italy's EU presidency, said Turk Minister for EU Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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The Times of Israel

Hamas chief asks Erdogan to help prevent Israel assault on Gaza

Hamas leader KHaled Mashaal, right, is greeted by Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, March 16, 2012 Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal has again denied his movement's involvement in the killing of three Israeli teenagers on June 12, and tried via the Turkish prime minister to dissuade Israel from launching a massive ... (more)

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Connecticut Post

Turkish PM expected to seek presidential election

In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, right, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The York Daily Record

Turkey does not want 'tattered and divided' Iraq

In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, an Iraqi family leave their hometown Mosul, walking towards Irbil, on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.

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Groong

ANKARA: Turkey criticizes 'anti-Turkish' bill on Christian properties

Anadolu Agency , Turkey June 28, 2014 Saturday Turkey criticizes 'anti-Turkish' bill on Christian properties Turkey says the initiative is 'incongruous with the existing spirit of partnership and alliance' between US and Turkey.

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