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Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM.

Yildirim spoke at the ruling party's first rally ahead of a key April 16 referendum The post Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Turkish PM launches 'yes' campaign over Prez powers.

- Times Of India - IN

End of the line for FPL's appeal of Turkey Point court ruling.

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to hear Florida Power and Light's challenge of a court ruling that overturned state approval of a plan to build two nuclear reactors at … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

German lawmakers urge Turkey to free Die Welt journalist.

Dozens of German lawmakers on Friday called on Turkey to release a journalist for the Die Welt newspaper who is being held on terrorism-related charges.

- The Local - INT

Twin suicide attacks in Homs, Syria, leave at least 42 people.

February 25, 2017, 1:15 PM A Syrian army colonel was among the 42 people at least killed in government-controlled Homs Saturday in an attack later claimed by former Al Qaeda branch Jabhat Fateh al-Sham At least six attackers blew themselves up near the state security and military headquarters. The colonel was identified as ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Turkish PM launches 'yes' campaign over Erdogan powers.

ANKARA, Turkey " Turkey's prime minister has officially launched his ruling party's campaign for a "yes" vote in a referendum on ushering a presidential system, which critics fear will concentrate too many powers in the hands...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The deep state comes to America.

In recent weeks, news outlets as varied as Breitbart, Infowars, the Intercept and AlterNet have run stories about an American deep state. The term probably arrived on U.S. shores by people straining to make sense of events in countries with such disparate histories, cultures and political systems as Turkey, Egypt and the ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Turkish PM launches 'yes' campaign over Erdogan powers.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister has officially launched his ruling party's campaign for a "yes" vote in a referendum on ushering a...

- Townhall.com - US

PM returns from Turkey with hopes to get foreign investment.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after his three-day trip to Turkey where he met the Turkish President and Prime Minister. Sources told Geo News, that during the high-profile meetings PM Nawaz signed 11 agreements with Turkey. During one of these meetings Turkey expressed its interest to invest in ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution.

Prime Minister Yildirim joins 40,000 AKP party members urging vote that would extend President Erdogan's powers.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Turkish PM seeks votes for 'strong, stable' Turkey in April referendum.

ANKARA - Turkey's prime minister called on the public on Saturday to back constitutional change that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, portraying the reform as a vote for stability at the start of campaigning ahead of an April referendum.

- Reuters - US

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 14 technology M&A transactions and 65 tech funding deals totaling €200 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here's an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Apple has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Realface, a machine learning startup whose facial recognition ...

- VentureBeat - US

Turkish PM seeks votes for 'strong, stable' Turkey in April referendum

By Ercan Gurses ANKARA - Turkey's prime minister called on the public on Saturday to back constitutional change that would...

- Townhall.com - US

Turkish PM seeks votes for 'strong, stable' Turkey in April referendum

Turkey's prime minister called on the public Saturday to back constitutional change that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, portraying the reform as a vote for stability at the start of campaigning ahead of an April referendum

- The Daily Star - LB

Update: Death toll from car bomb in Syria's Al-Bab rises to 51

A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 51 people in Syria's northern city of al-Bab on Friday, a day after a Turkish-backed operation seized the area from Islamic State militants, a monitoring group reported. © 2017 dpa GmbH

- Albawaba - UK

Attacks near Al-Bab kill 60, mostly civilians

At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Daesh killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers.

- The Daily Star - LB

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse

U.S. President Donald Trump's push against ISIS in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces

- The Daily Star - LB

2 Turkish Army Soldiers Killed in Al-Bab

Two Turkish army soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in an attack in al-Bab, Syria. The soldiers were part of Operation Euphrates Shield, jointly run by the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army.

- Bianet - TR

Car bomb kills dozens in Syria

A car bomb in northern Syria killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more, Turkish state media and activist groups said Friday, even as the Turkish military said that the nearby town of al-Bab had been retaken from ISIS.

- CNN Top Stories - US

PM returns from Turkey with hopes to get foreign investment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after his three-day trip to Turkey where he met the Turkish President and Prime Minister. Sources told Geo News, that during the high-profile meetings PM Nawaz signed 11 agreements with Turkey. During one of these meetings Turkey agreed to invest in Pakistan on the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Attacks near Syria town captured from ISIS kill 60

At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey's news agency and ...

- FOX News - US

U.S. Aid to Syrian Militia Strains Turkish Ties

An alliance aimed at rolling back the Islamic State has drawn the United States deeper into the complex politics of northern Syria and prompted furious objections from Turkish officials.

- New York Times - US

What's behind Erdogan's flurry of activity on Taksim mosque?

As construction on Istanbul's controversial Taksim mosque project begins with sudden urgency, the lack of public reaction may signal an important message.

- Al-Monitor - EG

'Spying imams' spark new crisis between Europe and Turkey

Because of accusations of espionage, Turkey had to recall religious attaches and official imams from several European countries.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Is Iran-Turkey tension intentional?

Turkey, while seeking to access Gulf funds and boost its defense industry exports, has risked economic relations with Iran — but the risk could also hold opportunity.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Turkey may seek reinstatement of death penalty punishment

, Feb. 25 : Turkey may seek to reinstate death penalty on grounds of public demand, country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.According to Sputnik News, Erdogan said the government has been seeking to bring back capital punishment since the July 2015 coup attempt.The death penalty was banned in Turkey in 2004.The ...

- Sify - IN

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse | Reuters

By Phil Stewart and Jonathan Landay | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces.The objective ...

- Firstpost - IN

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces.

- Reuters - US

Dozens Killed in Syria Car Bombing

A suicide car bomber killed at least 50 people seeking to return to their homes in al-Bab, in a sign of how unstable the area remains a day after Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from one of its last urban strongholds in Syria.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Twin attacks near Syrian town taken from IS kill more than 65

, Feb. 25 : A second suicide car bomber hit the location near a Syrian village near al-Bab that, earlier in the same day, saw another explosion. The twin blasts happened on Friday, just a day after Turkey-led forces established full control over the city.As many as 68 people were killed and several others injured, including ...

- Sify - IN

As civilians are organized to return to town retaken from Islamic State, car bomb goes off killing 60

Two attacks near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people, mostly civilians, and two Turkish soldiers on Friday, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey's...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Raw: Aftermath of Deadly Syria Car Bomb

At least 60 people were killed in Syria on Friday when a suicide car bomb went off north of al-Bab, a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State group militants.         

- USA TODAY - US

German writers, journalists call for Merkel to defend freedom of expression in Turkey

Calls are growing for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to actively promote freedom of expression in Turkey. The pressure comes after German journalist Deniz Yücel was detained by Turkish authorities.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Attacks near Syria town captured from Islamic State kill 60

At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey's news agency and ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany after failed coup

BERLIN — Germany is continuing to receive requests for asylum from Turks with diplomatic passports in the wake of a crackdown on the...

- Townhall.com - US

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60

BEIRUT — At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State...

- Townhall.com - US

Turkish Deputy PM: West continues to ignore Khojaly genocide

- Today.Az - AZ

Turkish Deputy PM: West continues to ignore Khojaly genocide

The West continues to ignore one of the awful crimes of the 20th century - the Khojaly genocide, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus wrote in his Twitter account on February 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Putin, Erdogan talks scheduled for March 9-10

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 9-10, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkey nixes 1734 for 'terrorist propaganda' on social media

70,000 accounts, 22,000 suspects identified since failed coup

- ANSA - IT

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Al-Bab attack: PM

Two Turkish soldiers were killed Friday in a suicide attack in the former ISIS bastion of Al-Bab, the premier said, hours after a suicide bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels outside the Syrian town

- The Daily Star - LB

Erdogan: Turkey can hold referendum on death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could hold a referendum on reinstating the death penalty, if parliament fails to pass such a measure.

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey says Al-Bab completely captured from extremists

Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian rebels have completely taken the ISIS bastion of Al-Bab in northern Syria from the extremists, the military said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

'Turkey backs Kosovo in UNESCO driven by Neo-Ottomanism'

Serbia's Ambassador to UNESCO Darko Tanaskovic says Turkey is "one of the most active countries lobbying for Kosovo's UNESCO membership." He attributed this to Turkey's "strategy of Neo-Ottomanism."

- B92 - SK

136 Turkish Diplomats Request Asylum in Germany

So far, a total of 136 citizens with diplomatic status have requested asylum in the Federal Republic of Germany, announced the German Foreign Ministry. The requests were received between August 2016 and January 2017. The ministry did not specify how many are diplomats themselves and how many are members of their families. ...

- Novinite - BG

Germany Not To Allow Erdogan's Meeting for Referendum on Constitutional Amendments

Germany will not permit President Recep Erdogan to hold a campaign meeting for the referendum on amendments to the constitution, reported Turkish media, cited by BGNES. According to Sabah newspaper, a political campaign has started there in order to block Erdogan's intention to transfer tension from Turkey to the country. ...

- Novinite - BG

62 killed in attacks near newly freed Syrian town

TWO attacks near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people, mostly civilians, and two Turkish soldiers yesterday. The attacks came as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey’s news ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Gymnast Shirai wins floor title at Melbourne meet

Kenzo Shirai, a member of Japan's gold medal-winning men's gymnastics team at last summer's Rio Olympics, won the floor title in the apparatus finals at a World Cup meet on Friday. Shirai scored 14.700 points to finish ahead of China's Mu Jile. Mu had 14.466 points to place runner-up and Turkey's Ferhat Arican was third The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

President Erdogan's new Turkey holds his fate in its hands

In battle over referendum, loyalists must decide whether to back more personalised rule

- Financial Times - US

Turkey Takes Al-Bab

The recapture of al-Bab is a blow against ISIS, but the Turks' hard-fought victory raises new questions about the next step of the campaign.

- The American Interest - US

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