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Turkey’s top security board and the cabinet will convene on Sept. 22 in a bid to announce measures to be taken in the event the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) goes forward with holding the independence referendum on Sept. 25
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The number of Syrian refugees in sheltering camps in Hatay has risen from 7,500 to 9,200 in the last 1.5 months, while the new container camps built for Syrian refugees in the southern city of Kilis has the capacity to house 10,000 people, sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
Reaction is growing to the historic arrest of Turkey’s ex-top soldier, as the CHP slams the move while the government mulls shorter prosecution times
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ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
The Turkish government signaled the criteria for pre-trial detention could be tightened as the arrest of former Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ
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Cypriot leaders Derviş Eroğlu and Demetris Christofias hosted a dinner Jan. 5 for U.N. officials in Pyla as they faced growing pressure to make progress in reunification talks.
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
A parliamentary commission has heeded presidential objections and amended a provision on lawmakers’ pensions, fixing them to 45 percent of the president’s salary, down from 60 percent.
ANKARA / TEHRAN
Iran is determined to resume talks on its nuclear program, Turkey’s foreign minister said following talks in Tehran on Jan. 5.
Hürriyet Daily News
The dramatic events in the neighborhood unleashed ...
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed the turmoil in Iraq in a phone call late Jan. 5. Erdoğan warned efforts expended so far to protect Iraq’s territorial integrity and stability would become meaningless if Iraq drifted away from democratic culture.
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
A long-standing intra-party struggle within the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) appeared to heat up as opponents of Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu announced a move to force a congress to amend the party’s statute.
A civilian court has arrested a former chief of staff for the first time in Turkey’s history as suspect Gen İlker Başbuğ rejects accusations that he sought to overthrow the government.
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