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Russia, Turkey reaffirm commitment to deepen partnership.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated mutual commitment on Saturday to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Kremlin said.During a phone conversation, the two leaders talked about the mutual cancellation of trade restrictions imposed after ...

- Sify - IN

Turkey arrests two opposition journalists over alleged coup links.

Turkish authorities have formally arrested two journalists from the opposition Sozcu newspaper, accusing them of supporting Fethullah Gulen. Officials recently arrested a Cumhuriyet editor on terrorism charges.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkey reportedly issues arrest warrant for NBA player.

Turkish prosecutors reportedly accuse Kanter of being a member of a terror organization

- CBS NEWS - US

Turkish delegation to hold talks with Russian agriculture watchdog.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani athletes' success valuable for Turkish people: minister.

- Today.Az - AZ

Greece returns 10 migrants to Turkey under EU deal.

Greece returns 10 migrants to Turkey under EU deal...

- MENAFN - JO

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper.

Turkey's state-run news agency says two journalists from an opposition newspaper have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization

- The Daily Star - LB

Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey, no casualties or damage: CNN Turk.

An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no casualties or damage

- The Daily Star - LB

Azerbaijani athletes' success valuable for Turkish people: minister.

Turkish people value the success of Azerbaijani athletes in international competitions, Turkey's Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Cagatay Kilic said in an interview with Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

BP regional president for Azerbaijan congratulates Ilham Aliyev.

BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Accuses European Intelligence Services Of Infiltrating Turkish Media

In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Mevlut Cavusoglu says Europe’s “secret services” have co-opted the press — a claim that baffles Turkey experts. The foreign minister also accused the New York Times of peddling “terrorist” propaganda. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper

Turkey's state-run news agency says two journalists from an opposition newspaper have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization.

- FOX News - US

UN slams Myanmar, Thailand for deporting Turk

BANGKOK, May 27 — The UN raised serious concerns' today over the fate of a Turkish man deported by Myanmar and Thailand this week for alleged links to Fetullah Gulen, the cleric accused of plotting a failed coup against Turkey's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UN slams Thailand, Myanmar over deportation of Turk

The United Nations expressed grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to a July 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

- BangkokPost - TH

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Since the coup attempt, dozens of Turkish diplomats and high-ranking officials have sought asylum in Germany The post Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

United Nations slams Myanmar, Thailand for deporting Turkey

The UN raised "serious concerns" on Saturday over the fate of a Turkish man deported by Myanmar and Thailand this week for alleged links to Fetullah Gulen, the cleric accused of plotting a failed coup against Turkey`s president.   

- Zee News - IN

NBA player Enes Kanter wanted in Turkey for alleged terrorist links

Authorities in Turkey issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter on the grounds that he belonged to a terror group.' A judge issued the warrant after a prosecutor in Istanbul opened an investigation into Kanter's membership of an armed terrorist organization,'...

- The Raw Story - US

Is Pence next? A timeline of the Vice President's role in Trump's Russia-related mess provides some clues

The Trump White House has produced what appear to be at least three cover-ups. They relate to: 1) former-national security adviser Mike Flynn's questionable activities relating to Turkey; 2) Flynn's role in the Trump/Russia controversy; and 3) the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Each is a...

- The Raw Story - US

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to people accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published on Saturday.

- The Local - INT

Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Putin and Erdogan want deeper strategic partnership: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

Erdogan says EU presented Turkey with new 12-month diplomatic timetable: Hurriyet

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the European Union had presented Turkey with a new 12-month timetable for renewing their relations, the Hurriyet daily said on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey " The head of a Turkish parliamentary committee says there is no doubt that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup.Resat Petek made the statement Friday while presenting...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to people accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey formally arrests newspaper staff over suspected coup links: paper

Turkey issued arrest warrants for the owner and three employees of the Sozcu newspaper The post Turkey formally arrests newspaper staff over suspected coup links: paper appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 15 technology M&A transactions, 3 IPOs and 68 tech funding deals totalling about €596 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here's an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) London-based Space Ape Games, a social and mobile games studio, has been acquired

- VentureBeat - US

Turkey formally arrests newspaper staff over suspected coup links: paper

ANKARA - A Turkish court formally arrested two opposition newspaper employees late on Friday, the state-run Anadolu news agency and the newspaper said, as part of a media crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey's Western allies.

- Reuters - US

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

ANKARA, Turkey " Turkey has rejected a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned violence by Turkish bodyguards against protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.A...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sole Man in 'First Ladies' Photo Charms Internet

The internet is applauding a photo of an international assortment of first ladies taken during this week's NATO activities for containing—gasp—a man. People reports that's Gauthier Destenay, husband of Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, posing along with Melania Trump and the first ladies of France, Turkey, ...

- Newser - US

40 congressional lawmakers write letter to expel Turkish personnel involved in attack on protestors

Screenshot via VOA TurkishA group of 40 representatives wrote a letter to the Justice Department and State Department on Thursday urging them to immediately expel any Turkish personnel involved in a violent attack on protesters in Washington, DC, earlier this month. "This may be how they deal with dissenters in Turkey, but ...

- Business Insider - US

Did Michael Flynn Lobby for the Turkish Government?

Last year, Michael Flynn received half a million dollars as part of a contract with the Inovo Group, headed by Ekim Alptekin, the chairman of the Turkey-US Business Council. Was this legit? Or is Inovo just a front for the Turkish government? David Corn investigates: The paperwork Flynn filed with the government is ...

- Mother Jones - US

Electricity, Water Cut as Turkey Rebuilds Sur, But Some Residents Remain

Sur, a central district in Diyarbakir that was destroyed in the monthslong clashes in 2015 between Turkish security forces and the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party , is finally being rebuilt. But some families are refusing to leave their homes, saying a state-sponsored subsidy is too low. Power and water to the ...

- Voice of America - US

Turkish NBA star tweets 'you can't catch me' at arrest warrant report

ANKARA/NEW YORK - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

- Reuters - US

All Demonstrations After Sunset Banned in Ankara

All demonstrations planned to take place after the sunset have been banned in Ankara.

- Bianet - TR

US Congress Passes Resolution Condemning Assault by Erdoğan's Bodyguards

The US congress passed a resolution condemning President Erdoğan's bodyguards assaulting the protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence on May 16, 2017 during Erdoğan's visit.

- Bianet - TR

US: Coalition Airstrikes Kill 3 Senior Islamic State Leaders

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have killed three senior Islamic State military officials in Syria and Iraq during the past month, the U.S. military said Friday. Mustafa Gunes, an external operations facilitator from Turkey, was killed by a coalition airstrike near Mayadin, Syria, on April 27. Gunes was linked to facilitating ...

- Voice of America - US

Electricity, Water Cut as Turkey Rebuilds Sur, But Some Residents Remain

Sur, a central district in Diyarbakir, which was destroyed in the monthslong clashes in 2015 between Turkish security forces and the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party , is finally being rebuilt. But some families are refusing to leave their homes, saying a state-sponsored subsidy is too low. Power and water to the ...

- Voice of America - US

Report: Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter

Turkey issued an arrest warrant on Friday for Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a "terror group", a pro-government newspaper reported.

- Newsmax - US

EU: Turkey Tensions Ease on Erdogan Visit

A picture of a smiling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flanked by EU President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker adorned much of Turkey's pro-government media this week. “Erdogan got his picture of his handshake in Brussels, which is really only what he wanted,” said political ...

- Voice of America - US

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant For NBA Player Enes Kanter

The government of Turkey is seeking the arrest of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter for his supposed involvement in a "terror group."

- Mediaite - US

Turkey at the NATO Summit

Expand NATO headquarters, Brussels, October 2014  © 2014 Reuters Counterterrorism is likely to be a dominant theme at today's NATO summit in Brussels. NATO leaders will ponder ongoing operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the imperative to respond to attacks like the Manchester suicide ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

One in four of the country's judges and prosecutors have been dismissed in crackdown

- Financial Times - US

EU Human Rights Court takes on case of German reporter detained in Turkey: report

The European Court of Human Rights is set to take on the case of a German journalist detained by Turkey for months, the reporter's newspaper wrote on Thursday.

- The Local - INT

Turkish mothers take up civil disobedience

Anyone who dares protest Erdogan is branded a dangerous terrorist and subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, even elderly mothers.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Civic groups press to revive Kurdish peace efforts in Turkey

After much bloodshed and destruction, a fledgling civic initiative in Turkey is seeking to bring Turks and Kurds closer to open the way for a fresh settlement effort to end the decadeslong Kurdish conflict.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Video analysis shows Turkish dictator Erdogan ordered his goons to attack US protesters

Two weeks ago, a group of peaceful protesters were brutally attacked and beaten by members of the security detail attending Turkish strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Raw Story reported in the days after that video showed Erdogan looking on calmly as his thugs assaulted the group of demonstra...

- The Raw Story - US

Someone stole 200 turkey pot pies — about $1,000 worth — from the freezer of an Ontario church

It's been determined the delicious individual portions were taken from the second level of St. James between May 15 and May 21

- National Post - CA

Video appears to show Turkish President Erodgan ordering security to beat peaceful protesters on US soil

Screenshot via Voice of America TurkishThe New York Times has analyzed videos of 24 men — some of whom were members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail —attacking protestors last week, and one of the videos appears to show the guards starting the fight moments after speaking to the Turkish ...

- Business Insider - US

Turkish NBA center Enes Kanter dismisses report that Turkey has issued a warrant for his arrest

Thomson ReutersBy Ece Toksabay and Gina CherelusANKARA/NEW YORK - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday dismissed a report that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest."You can't catch me. Don't waste your breath. I will come on my own will anyway, to spit ...

- Business Insider - US

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