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Erdogen claims Trump called to apologize after Turkish bodyguards brutally attacked protestors in DC.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff that President Donald Trump called to apologize following a brutal attack on American protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's resident in Washington, DC. Following a May meeting with Trump, Erdoğan's bodygu...

- The Raw Story - US

The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda .

The top consumers of Islamic State videos were from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Britain, according to a Policy Exchange study.

- Washington Post - US

Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish independence vote risks regional crisis.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey Tuesday said a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq could lead to fresh conflicts in the Middle East.

- The Daily Star - LB

PM Abbasi, Erdogan agree on revival of Pak-Afghan-Turkey Trilateral process.

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed upon the revival of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey Trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan on Tuesday.The two leaders, who met today on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Sidelines of UNGA session: Pakistan, Turkey agree to finalise FTA soon.

PM Abbasi, President Erdogan discuss bilateral ties and regional peace on the sidelines of 72nd UNGA session The post Sidelines of UNGA session: Pakistan, Turkey agree to finalise FTA soon appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Turkey-PKK 'drone wars' escalate.

The armed conflict between Turkey and the PKK has been rapidly becoming drone-centric, with this dynamic radically altering the basic characteristics of this conflict while amassing legal and moral issues.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Trial begins for Turkish journalists accused of Gulen links.

The Zaman newspaper trial has opened with 31 journalists accused of membership in the network of preacher Fethullah Gulen.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Turkey confirms intelligence officers captured in Iraq: minister.

A Turkish minister appeared to confirm for the first time that two Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in northern Iraq, saying the government was not in direct talks with the Kurdish militant PKK group to bring them back.

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkish warplanes kill three Kurdish militants in northern Iraq: army.

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq Tuesday, killing three militants, the military said, as part of a widening campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party .

- The Daily Star - LB

Azerbaijani, Iranian, Turkish FMs to meet in Baku.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani GM wins international tournament in Turkey .

- Today.Az - AZ

SOCAR VP: TANAP construction completed by over 80pct

Delivering the first gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to Turkey via TANAP in June 2018 is quite real, said Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the first vice-president of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkish tanks trained on northern Iraq in show of force ahead of vote | Reuters

The post Turkish tanks trained on northern Iraq in show of force ahead of vote | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Turkey not in direct talks for return of intelligence officers from Iraq: minister

ANKARA - A Turkish minister appeared to confirm for the first time that two Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in northern Iraq, saying the government was not in direct talks with the Kurdish militant PKK group to bring them back.

- Reuters - US

Domino's franchisee takes a bigger slice of Russian market

One of the biggest frachisees of Domino's Pizza doubled its revenue in Russia during the first half of the year. London-listed Dp Eurasia, master franchisee of Domino's in Russia and Turkey, revealed in its maiden results today that it had tripled sales in Russia.

- City AM - UK

Romania braces for migrant influx

Romania is transforming into the next big gateway to Europe for desperate migrants. Nearly 500 migrants have made the dangerous 200km journey across the Black Sea. Last week, a small boat carrying 157 migrants from Iraq and Iran was found off the Romanian coast. The coast guard also intercepted a boat with 97 migrants, ...

- Novinite - BG

At Least 4 PKK Terrorists Killed in Airstrikes in Northern Iraq

At least four PKK terrorists were killed in airstrikes in northern Iraq, weapon emplacements, hideouts and ammunition depots belonging to the terrorists have been destroyed in airstrikes, the Turkish military said in a statement early Tuesday, Daily Sabah reported.According to the statement, the military received ...

- Novinite - BG

#NewNationalism: Turkey takes its nationalism with a dose of Islam

Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how nationalism plays into this trend under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

US blocks weapons sales to Turkish president's security guards

The US has voted to freeze arms sales to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards. The move comes after Erdogan's bodyguards were filmed in May assaulting Washington protesters in broad daylight.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkish asylum applications in Germany jump 55% this year, many rejected

The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year's failed military coup in Turkey, German government data showed on Monday .

- EurActive - UK

Tupras to add units at Izmit, Izmir, and Kirikkale refineries

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Dallas, to supply process technology for sulfur recovery units the company plans to install at three of its refineries in Turkey.

- OGJ - US

Following violent incident, planned $1.2 million sale of U.S.-made weapons to Turkey canceled

The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Azerbaijani GM wins international tournament in Turkey

Azerbaijani grandmaster Nijat Abbasov has become the champion of an international tournament held in Turkey, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani, Iranian, Turkish FMs to meet in Baku

Baku will host a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey.

- AzerNews - AZ

Qatar- Move to boost Katara & Turkish Embassy ties

Qatar- Move to boost Katara & Turkish Embassy ties...

- MENAFN - JO

Turkish journalists on trial for fake crimes

Journalists from Turkey's Zaman newspaper stand trial this week on fake charges that include "perception engineering" and "violating the rights of statesmen".

- EU Observer - EU

Michael Flynn's family sets up a legal defense fund for Flynn, but not his son

Defending Michael Flynn is apparently burning through the legally dubious payments he received from Russia and Turkey, requiring a new source to keep his legal team fighting. The family of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has set up a legal defense fund for him, soliciting donations to ease the ...

- Daily Kos - US

German Ambassador to Turkey Summoned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Labelling the Kurdish Festival held in Colognes as propaganda', the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned German Ambassador to Turkey Erdmann to the ministry due to a banner reading Free Öcalan' in Kurdish Festival.

- Bianet - TR

Towards Kurdistan Referendum: Harsh Statements from Iran, Iraq, Turkey

Iran has toughened its stance in its latest statements; Saudi Arabia has proposed to be the mediator; Iraqi central government has reiterated its objection to the constitution referendum; Erdoğan has issued a statement saying Iraq cannot be divided'.

- Bianet - TR

Turkish tanks drill on Iraqi border week before Kurdish vote

Turkish tanks carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before a referendum across that frontier on Kurdish independence that Ankara has called a threat to its national security. The exercises came as Turkey, the central government in Baghdad and their shared neighbor Iran all stepped up ...

- Iraq Oil Report - US

Turkey Starts Trial of 30 Newspaper Staff for Links to Coup Attempt

Thirty journalists and newspaper executives from a Turkish newspaper which was shut down last year went on trial Monday, facing life sentences over charges that they had links to a failed coup attempt. The former employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with "membership of an armed terror organization" and "attempting ...

- Voice of America - US

German Election No Time for Complacency on Turkey and Russia

Expand Activist Yulia Galyamina and her husband Nikolai Tuzhilin lie on the ground next to riot police during an anti-corruption protest on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow, Russia, June 12, 2017.  The German election is dull, boring even – that's the verdict of much of the national and international media coverage of ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos

These tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.

- Yahoo! News - US

In Turkey’s New Curriculum, Ataturk, Darwin and Jihad Get Face-Lifts

Critics say the overhaul of more than 170 curriculum topics by the Turkish government represents a frontal assault on the country’s fragile tradition of secularism.

- International NY Times - US

Porzingis third highest scorer, Latvia the highest-scoring team at EuroBasket 2017 - The Baltic Times

ISTANBUL - Latvian national basketball team's big man Kristaps Porzingis was third highest-scoring player at the European Basketball Champio......

- The Baltic Times - US

Telia sells another 7% stake in Turkcell

Telia is selling a 7 percent stake in Turkcell, reducing its holding to 24 percent in the Turkish mobile operator. The sale of 153.5 million shares is taking place through an accelerated bookbuilding offering to institutional investors.

- Telecompaper - NL

US halts arms sales to Erdogan bodyguards: Congress

The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his aides attacked demonstrators in Washington last May, two senators said Monday. Senators Patrick Leahy and Chris Van Hollen said the move came after they proposed their own legislation to halt any sales to the ...

- The Raw Story - US

The Trump administration cancels $1.2 million weapons deal with Turkey after president's security detail attacked protesters in D.C.

On Monday, the Trump administration withdrew from a deal to sell $1.2 million in semiautomatic weapons to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail as retribution for the detail violently attacking peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C., in May, The Associated Press reports. In August, the U.S. Justice ...

- The Week - US

Mob attack on Kurdish funeral sparks outrage in Turkey

A mob attack on the funeral of a prominent Kurdish politician's mother is seen as an indication of the high level of polarization Turkey has reached.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Barges cheaper than power from Syria, Turkish firm claims

The CEO of the Turkish company that currently provides Lebanon with two floating power ships Monday defended his firm's activities in Lebanon.

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey-Based Palmali Lodges $2B Claim Against Lukoil's Litasco

Palmali says it lodged a claim with the English High Court worth almost $2 billion against Litasco.

- Rigzone.com - US

Turkey summons German envoy for second time in two days

Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador for the second time in as many days with tensions between the two countries showing no sign of ending. It is the 17th time Berlin's envoy has been summoned in two years.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkey's Regression Continues: Evolution Scrapped From School Textbooks

Darwin's Theory will no longer be taught in the school cirriculum Changes have been met with uproar from secularists Critics fear the Erdogan regime is turning Turkey into an Islamic theocracy Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next ...

- Albawaba - UK

Turkish FM says KRG referendum 'big mistake'

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks about the upcoming independence vote in Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkish-EU relations and expanding cooperation with Russia.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Turkish military sends anti-referendum message with exercises across border

Ankara is trying to tell its neighbors something with its massive military exercise across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan as the Kurdish Regional Government's independence referendum nears.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Istanbul Biennial gives artists political voice

As journalists are arrested and democracy diminishes in Turkey, the Istanbul Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul art events won't be pulling any political punches. DW's Werner Bloch reports.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania

About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iraqi Supreme Court suspends Kurdish referendum

Kurds may proceed with vote despite ruling US, Turkey strongly oppose. Israel on record favoring Kurdish independence.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

The Trump administration cancels $1.2 million weapons deal with Turkey after president's security detail attacked protesters in D.C.

On Monday, the Trump administration withdrew from a deal to sell $1.2 million in semiautomatic weapons to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security deal as retribution for the detail violently attacking peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C., in May, The Associated Press reports. In August, the U.S. Justice ...

- The Week - US

APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

- Townhall.com - US

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