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Turkish President Erdogan warns Europeans' risk being 'unsafe' as feud rages with EU

Turkish President Erdogan warns Europeans' risk being 'unsafe' as feud rages with EU

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday that Europeans risk being unsafe on the world's streets, as a crisis between Ankara and the EU showed no signs of abating.

Erdogan accuses Merkel of using 'Nazi measures'

Erdogan accuses Merkel of using 'Nazi measures'

"When we call them Nazis they (Europe) get uncomfortable. They rally together in solidarity. Especially Merkel," Erdogan said in a televised speech.

Iran sentences daughter of late president to jail for second time

Iran's hardline judiciary has sentenced the daughter of late Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to jail for "anti-state propaganda, spreading lies against the judiciary and the Revolutionary Guards Corps", the opposition website Kalemeh reported on Friday. 

EU expects Turkey to implement migrant accord

The EU expects Turkey to honour a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said today.

Erdogan's 'Srebrenica massacre' reference worsens Turkish-Dutch relations

Erdogan's 'Srebrenica massacre' reference worsens Turkish-Dutch relations

The Hague:  Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he said the Dutch "character" was "broken" over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Erdogan's 'yes' vote for referendum is the 'best answer' to Turkey's enemies

Erdogan's 'yes' vote for referendum is the 'best answer' to Turkey's enemies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said a 'yes' vote in the referendum next month on expanding his powers was the "best answer to Turkey's enemies", in a spiralling spat with the Netherlands and the European Union.

Russia warns US ahead of military chiefs' meeting

Representatives from the Syrian government and rebel groups held fresh talks today with key powerbrokers Russia, Turkey and Iran aimed at shoring up a fragile ceasefire.

Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the four imams were members of Ditib, Germany`s largest association of mosques.

Turkish army and Syrian rebels close in on Islamic State town

Syrian rebels supported by Turkish armed forces have seized control of strategically important hills around the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab, Turkey's military said on Wednesday.

Turkey detains 60 ISIS suspects in Ankara raids: State media

Turkish police on Sunday detained 60 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the capital Ankara, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremist organisation, state media said.

Turkey neutralises 14 ISIS fighters in Syria

Fourteen Islamic State fighters were "neutralised" in Syria as part of Turkish-backed operations against the jihadist group, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

Turkish parliament approves presidential system, paving way for referendum

The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional reform bill overnight including strengthening the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum expected in the spring which could see President Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029.

Turkey wants concrete date for European Union visa liberalisation

Turkey's foreign minister says a final proposal has been prepared regarding visa-free travel in Europe for Turkish citizens, an issue that has led to major tensions between Ankara and Brussels.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for three more months

Turkey to extend state of emergency for three more months

The Turkish parliament on Tuesday approved to extend the state of emergency for another three more months, Dogan News Agency reported.

Turkey and Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria: Ankara

Turkey and Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria: Ankara

Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding Ankara would not budge on its opposition to President Bashar al-Assad staying on as leader.

Turkey arrests 1,700 people for suspected terrorist contacts

Some 1,700 people have been arrested in Turkey in the past eight days as suspected followers of the exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, Kurdish guerrillas or the Islamic State terrorist group, the Turkish Interior Ministry said.

Russian ambassador's murder: Moscow doubts killer of Andrei Karlov was a lone wolf

Russian ambassador's murder: Moscow doubts killer of Andrei Karlov was a lone wolf

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday refused to offer theories behind Monday's assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.

Clashes between Syrian rebels, ISIS intensify, four Turkish soldiers killed: Army

Clashes between Syrian rebels, ISIS intensify, four Turkish soldiers killed: Army

Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing four Turkish soldiers and more than 40 jihadists, the army said.

Russian ambassador's assassination in Turkey – New video surfaces, goes viral

Russian ambassador's assassination in Turkey – New video surfaces, goes viral

Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead while attending an art exhibition at Contemporary Arts Gallery in Ankara's central Cankaya district by a Turkish policeman who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu akbar" (God is great).

Plane with body of slain Russian envoy lands in Moscow

Plane with body of slain Russian envoy lands in Moscow

A Russian plane carrying the body of the ambassador assassinated in Turkey landed on Tuesday in Moscow, where he was to be honoured in a ceremony, news agencies said.