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Erdogan renews war of words with Dutch – Apology from Netherlands not enough: Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey, March 14, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday directed fresh verbal attacks at the Netherlands amid their growing diplomatic spat, holding the country responsible for Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II. In a televised speech, Erdogan referred to the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim …

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Dutch PM seeks to de-escalate tensions – Ankara pledges harsh retaliations

ANKARA/ROTTERDAM, March 12, (Agencies): Turkey told the Netherlands on Sunday that it would retaliate in the “harshest ways” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in Rotterdam, as a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish immigrants escalated. President Tayyip Erdogan labeled the Netherlands a “Nazi remnant” after it became …

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Turkey closing in on club gunman – Izmir blasts claim 2

ANKARA, Jan 5, (AFP): A car bombing blamed on Kurdish militants rocked the Turkish city of Izmir on Thursday, killing at least two people and triggering a deadly shootout, as authorities chased the fugitive killer behind the New Year attack in Istanbul. Turkey is on edge after the shooting rampage …

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TURKEY IDENTIFIES CLUB GUNMAN STILL AT LARGE – Police detain 20 suspect extremists

ISTANBUL, Jan 4, (Agencies): Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State militants thought to be of Central Asian and North African origin in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Wednesday, according to a police statement. The suspects were understood to have travelled to Izmir from the central city of …

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Kuwait monitors wounded – Selfie shows alleged Istanbul attacker

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3, (Agencies): Kuwaitis who were injured in the terrorist attack on a nightclub in Reina, Istanbul, Sunday, are receiving treatment at a Turkish hospital, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kuwaiti Embassy in Turkey and the Kuwaiti Consulate in Istanbul are …

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Attack that killed Kuwaiti, wounded 5 hit – Arrests made

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (Agencies): The Kuwait Cabinet on Monday voiced emphatic condemnation of a terrorist attack that hit a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday and left many people dead or wounded. A Kuwaiti citizen was among the dead and also wounded were five other Kuwaitis, a Kuwaiti deplomat in …

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AMIR EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH TURKEY – Istanbul massacre claims 39; Kuwaiti killed

ISTANBUL, Jan 1, (Agencies): A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus to save themselves after the attacker began …

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Turkish authorities release family of Russian envoy killer -CNN Turk

ANKARA, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Turkish authorities have released the relatives of the off-duty policeman who gunned down the Russian envoy to Ankara three days ago, CNN Turk reported on Thursday. Authorities detained for questioning the mother, father, sister and two other relatives of Mevlut Mert Altintas, Turkish security sources …

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Turkish policeman shoots dead Russian ambassador

ISTANBUL, Dec 19, (AFP): A Turkish policeman crying “Aleppo” and “revenge” shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow said was a “terrorist act”. Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of a key …

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13 Turkish soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing

ISTANBUL, Dec 17, (Agencies): Thirteen Turkish soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded Saturday in a suicide car bombing blamed on Kurdish militants targeting off-duty conscripts, the latest in a string of attacks to rock Turkey in recent months. The government said all signs so far suggested the the outlawed …

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