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Tag Archives: turkey

In defense of Turkey’s ME role

I have read in dismay the article entitled “Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response” by Mr Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor (UAE Businessman) published in your daily on 31 December 2017. The article is replete with factual errors, preposterous accusations and poisonous rhetoric about my country Turkey and our leaders. I …

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Security among 6 agreements signed – Sides eager to enhance ties ANKARA, Sept 14, (KUNA): Upon the kind invitation of Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah visited Turkey on Sept 13, heading a high level delegation, and a joint statement was …

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Several wounded after blast hits bus – Ankara slams ‘biased’ US indictment

ANKARA, Aug 31. (Agencies): Seven people were wounded when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Turkish coastal province of Izmir on Thursday, and authorities were investigating a possible terrorist attack, the local mayor said. The bus was hit as it passed a garbage container at …

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IS suspect stabs to death policeman – PKK blast kills two civilians

ISTANBUL, Aug 14, (Agencies): Istanbul’s police chief on Monday hailed as a hero a 24-year-old officer stabbed to death by a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group, who had been arrested for allegedly planning a suicide attack. Sinan Acar was attacked with a knife by the suspect, who …

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Syrian refugee raped, murdered in Turkey

ANKARA, July 8, (AFP): A Syrian refugee in Turkey was raped and bludgeoned to death by rock-wielding attackers just days before she was due to give birth, and her 10-month-old baby strangled, in a brutal double murder that has sparked outrage. Turkish authorities have detained two men who reportedly confessed …

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Turkey to grant 3 years stay for Kuwaiti, other investors

KUWAIT CITY, July 5, (KUNA): Turkey’s Minister of Development Lutfi Alwan Wednesday disclosed that the Turkish government has agreed to grant foreign investors, including Kuwaitis, three-year residency in Turkey. This declaration was made during a meeting that Alwan had with the Kuwaiti-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship Committee, which is headed by MP …

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Turkish Airways off US ‘laptop ban’ list

DUBAI, UAE, July 5, (AP): Emirates and Turkish Airways said on Wednesday they have also been exempted from a US ban on laptops in airplane cabins, joining Etihad in satisfying American security concerns that had cut into the long-haul carriers’ business. It remains unclear how the airlines addressed fears that …

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Brotherhood’s double standards not strange

LAST WEEK, the Turkish authority decided to start the process of withdrawing the citizenship of 130 people who are Turkish from their fathers and grandfathers. The decision to withdraw their citizenship is not because they acquired it fraudulently, and not even due to their dual citizenship. The decision is based …

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Kuwaitis second highest shoppers in Turkish cities after Saudis

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: When it comes to shopping in Turkish cities, Kuwaitis take the second highest position after the Saudis, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director of Global Blue Turkey Salim Sheikhoun revealed that Saudi nationals emerged as the top shoppers in Turkey during the first four months of 2017. “The …

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Turkey brought forward troop deployment to Qatar on Wednesday and pledged to provide crucial food and water supplies to the Gulf Arab country facing a worsening rift with its powerful Middle Eastern neighbours. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said isolating Qatar would not resolve any problems. Erdogan, who has long …

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