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Tillerson fails to reassure allies with visit to Mid-East

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February 19, 2018 5:00 AM
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has concluded a whirlwind, week-long tour of the Middle East which included talks with the leaders of Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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Turkey’s PM expects top-level meetings of Erdogan, Merkel

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BERLIN (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he expects top-level visits between his country's president and German leader Angela Merkel, a sign of improved relations between the two countries. Ties between Germany and Turkey have been strained over a number of issues, including restrictions on Turkish government officials holding election rallies in German ...]

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding ties.

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Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

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Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military confrontation between the two NATO allies. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said after talks in Ankara that the two sides would set up working groups to solve key issues that have bedevilled relations. "We are not going to act alone any longer, not US doing one thing, Turkey doing another," Tillerson said after the talks.

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Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: diplomatic source

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Turkey has "never used" chemical weapons in Syria and accusations that it had done so during its offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia are "baseless", a Turkish diplomatic source said on Saturday. Turkey last month launched military operation dubbed "Olive Branch" supporting Syrian rebels with ground troops and air strikes against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia viewed as "terrorists" by Ankara.

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Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

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Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met President Tayyip Erdogan during a two-day visit that followed weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. Relations between Washington and its main Muslim ally in NATO have been strained to the breaking point by several issues, above all Turkey's anger over U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey sees as terrorists.

5 ways to go local in Istanbul

Added: 18.02.2018 3:02 | 1 views | 0 comments


Straddling both Europe and Asia, there’s no doubt that Turkey’s vibrant capital city of Istanbul has plenty to offer, when it comes to great food, drink, shopping and much more. While there are a number of big businesses to help you get a top Turkish experience on your visit, it’s worth looking at independent operators to get an authentic ...

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US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding ties.

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Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

Added: 17.02.2018 23:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met President Tayyip Erdogan during a two-day visit that followed weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. Relations between Washington and its main Muslim ally in NATO have been strained to the breaking point by several issues, above all Turkey's anger over U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey sees as terrorists.

White House official says US thinks it is ‘extremely unlikely’ Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds

Added: 17.02.2018 22:44 | 1 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official says US thinks it is ‘extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds.

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