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26 min ago | Al Bawaba

Iran has its eyes set on Turkish banks

Bank Mellat, which has been in Turkey since 1982, faced restrictions in 2012 which led to a decline in its growth due to economic sanctions imposed against Iran.

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4 hrs ago | Russia Taday

'Shared pain': Turkish PM Erdogan in historic Armenian statement

Armenian protesters shout slogans against Turkey during a demonstation near the Turkish embassy in central Athens, April 24, 2013.

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8 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Pistachio Shells Could Power a Brand New City in Turkey

Turkey exported 6,800 tons of pistachio nuts last year, and now the country is floating plans to build a city powered by the leftover shells.

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8 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Turkey Sends 300 Troops into Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed reports that Turkey has sent 300 troops into neighboring Syria to guard the tomb of a leading Turkish figure believed to be under threat from radical Islamist rebels, according to Today's Zaman.

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13 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.

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17 hrs ago | Trend

Turkey delays discussion of lifting ex-ministers immunities

The discussion of lifting immunities from former -Interior Minister Muammar Guler, former Economy Minister Zafar Caglayan, former Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagish, and former Minister Environmental and Urban Development Erdogan Bayraktar was postponed indefinitely, the Sabah Turkish newspaper reported.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Al+ Armenia

Serj Tankian addresses open letter to Turkish people

Armenian-American musician Serj Tankian, in an open letter published in the Turkish-Armenian weekly, Agos, urged the people of Turkey to face history and "truly find yourself," enlightening the Turkish public to their government's rabid efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

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Tehran Times

Avaz ensemble to perform in Turkey in late May

Avaz, an ensemble composed of Iranian and Turkish musicians, will be giving concerts in several cities in Turkey late May. The concerts will begin at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, the Iranian vocalist Hadi Sepehri told the Persian service of ILNA on Tuesday.

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Turkey and New Zealand agree mutual tax exemption

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that the relationship between Turkey and New Zealand borne out of the ashes of the Gallipoli battle in 1925 continues to bear fruit, Anadolu Agency reported.

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Russia Taday

Twitter blocks two accounts critical of Turkish govt

Twitter executives have admitted that the company has blocked two Turkish social media accounts that were used to leak secret government documents and accused authorities of widespread corruption.

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Broward-Palm Beach

A La Turca Gives Hollywood a True Taste of Turkish Cuisine

Turkey is the only country in the world located on two continents, a bridge of sorts among Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, making it one of the world's true melting pots.

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Children account for 30 percent of population in Turkey

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Children account for 30 percent of the population in Turkey, according to the 2013 statistics of the country's Statistical Institute.

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The Daily Star

'Almost one million' Syrian refugees in Turkey: PM

Residents try to cross from Syria to Turkey illegally, from the Assi River, in Al-Hmazih village March 13, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Turkey Regrets Shooting of Liberians, GOL Dispatches Envoy

The Foreign Minister of Turkey His Excellency Professor Ahmet Daavutoglu has expressed his government's deepest regrets over the shooting incident involving four Liberians that took place in Istanbul earlier this month.

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Turkey stresses expansion of 'friendly' Iran ties

The Turkish ambassador to Iran says his country will not miss any opportunity to further strengthen the "friendly" relations between Ankara and Tehran in different areas.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

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Hyperallergic

Members of Turkey's Art Community Speak Out Against Government

Turkey has long been known for its relatively liberal political system for the region, but over the past year the country has begun clamping down on free speech; 24 people were detained last summer after allegedly spreading anti-government sentiment on Twitter, and the government blocked Twitter and YouTube in the days leading up to local elections ... (more)

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Suria

Turkey university cancels panel on gays;...

A Turkish university cancelled a panel on gay rights after it came under harsh criticism from Islamic extremists who branded the event as "immoral", a liberal daily reported Monday.

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CFR.org

Turkey: "What Next?"

Sun sets behind the 16th century Ottoman era Blue Mosque in the old city of Istanbul .

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Turkey's biggest unions declare their determination to hold May...

Some of Turkey's biggest unions continue to insist on holding the May Day rally at Istanbul's Taksim Square despite government's refusal to permit any gatherings at the site on the day, Anadolu agency reported.

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