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September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey detains 85 military personnel over Gulen ties

ANKARA: Turkish police on Friday detained 85 military personnel in countrywide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported. Prosecutors in Ankara issued arrest warrants for 110 active duty personnel in the air force, state-run news agency Anadolu said, as part of a probe into followers of US-based Muslim 1

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey-Russia discord over Idlib defers regime offensive

ISTANBUL: Disagreement between Turkey and Russia over how to tackle the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib seems to have deferred a looming regime offensive on the province, analysts say. Russia and Turkey are on opposite sides of the conflict, but key global allies. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian and Iranian leaders Vladimir Putin 2

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey bans rent in foreign currency

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday ordered by decree that property agreements must be made in Turkish lira, in a new bid to prop up the beleaguered currency. In the decision published in the official gazette, Erdogan ruled contracts for the sale, rent and leasing of property in or indexed to foreign currencies would not be allowed 3

September 13, 2018 6:07 AM Pakistan Air Force chief honoured with ‘Turkish Legion Of Merit’ award

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was awarded the Turkish Legion of Merit in recognition of his services for promoting defence ties between Pakistan and Turkey. The impressive ceremony was held at the Headquarters of Turkish Air Force at Ankara. Later, PAF chief called on General Hasan KUCUKAKYUZ

September 8, 2018 12:00 AM Kurdish leader jailed for four years over terror propaganda

ANKARA: A Turkish court on Friday gave the former co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas, who ran for the presidency this year, four years and eight months in jail for making terror propaganda. Demirtas, already held in jail since November 2016 on charges of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) 2

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey hikes gas, electricity prices by 14pc as lira crisis deepens

ANKARA: Turkey raised natural gas prices on Saturday by as much as 14 percent, two sources said, while the energy regulator announced a similar increase in electricity costs as a deepening currency crisis stokes inflation. The lira has fallen 42 percent against the dollar this year, hit by concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan´s grip on monetary policy

August 30, 2018 12:00 AM Washington even bullies allies: Iran

LONDON: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused the United States on Wednesday of bullying even its own allies, as he arrived in Turkey which is locked in a row with Washington. The United States has doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium imports over the detention of an American Christian pastor, with Ankara responding with its own retaliatory

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 31

August 5, 2018 2:26 AM Erdogan sanctions American officials in retaliatory move

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials in retaliation for a similar move by Washington, hitting back in an unprecedented row between the Nato allies. Turkey’s holding of pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges for almost two years has sparked one of the most intense crises between 10

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM 19 die in refugee boat sinking off Cyprus

ANKARA: Nineteen people died when a boat carrying 150 migrants sank off the coast of northern Cyprus and rescuers were searching for 25 other people, Turkey’s coast guard said on Wednesday. It said 103 migrants were rescued by boats and helicopters of the Turkish and northern Cypriot coast guards, helped by commercial boats in the area, from the sunken 9