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Turkey

Turkey ready to settle deals with Russia in local currencies - economy minister
​Turkey’s Ministry of Economy is to consider using local currency, either the Russian ruble or Turkish lira, in major investment projects with Moscow.

30.03.2015 13:46

Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Casablanca
A Turkish Airlines jet flying from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, Brazil, made an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after a note with a bomb threat on it was found in the plane’s toilet, reports say.

30.03.2015 12:26

Surrogate motherhood is like adultery, religiously unacceptable – Turkey's clerics
Surrogate motherhood is religiously unacceptable as it contains elements of adultery, Turkey’s top religious body, the Diyanet, has ruled.

22.03.2015 17:15

British woman arrested at Luton airport, suspected of preparing terrorist acts
A British woman has been arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terror when she arrived at Luton Airport from Turkey.

19.03.2015 14:17

Moscow and Ankara agree 10.25% gas discount for Turkey
Russia’s Gazprom and Turkish pipeline company Botas have agreed a 10.25 percent discount on Russian gas supplied to Turkey, said Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.

18.03.2015 14:36

The Middle East oil/nuclear puzzle
US Secretary of State John Kerry may be starting to enjoy the brinkmanship, as he says it’s “unclear” whether the US and Iran would reach a political framework nuclear deal before the end of this month.

17.03.2015 14:45

Parents of ISIS teen trio fleeing to Syria tipped off police
Three British teenagers arrested in Turkey on suspicion of travelling to join Islamic State militants were picked up by authorities after their parents contacted the police.

16.03.2015 09:22

3 British teenagers aiming to join ISIS in Syria detained in Turkey, sent back
Two British 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old have been deported from Turkey, after a tip-off from UK security services that they were planning to join ISIS.

15.03.2015 15:28

The real Syrian moderates: voices of reason
While the Western-led, anti-Assad bloc mind-blowingly speaks of arming non-existent “moderates” to fight in Syria, they also continue to demonize and silence the very voices that offer a true means of bringing peace and stability back to the region.

14.03.2015 16:53

​Spy arrested in Turkey for helping 3 British schoolgirls join ISIS – Turkish foreign minister
A spy from an intelligence agency that is supporting the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of helping three British schoolgirls travel to Syria to join the jihadist group.

12.03.2015 15:33

Turkish police disperse rallies honoring teen slain in Gezi protests
Clashes erupted between Turkish police and demonstrators on Wednesday as officers broke up rallies held in Istanbul and Ankara. The gatherings were in memory of a teenager who was fatally wounded by police in the 2013 anti-government Gezi Park protests.

11.03.2015 20:40

How Iran and the US intersect in “Syraq”
A cliffhanger debate will take place this Wednesday at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Picture Secretary of State John Kerry, new Pentagon supremo Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey all testifying in the same room.

11.03.2015 08:53