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Tillerson tells frustrated Turks: U.S. faces tough choices in Syria

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Thursday that Washington faced difficult choices in the fight against Islamic State in Syria but sought to downplay differences with NATO ally Turkey over support for Kurdish militia fighters. | Video

Mar 23 2017

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Mar 22 2017

Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if attitude persists, as row carries on

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude toward Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe. | Video

Mar 19 2017

Germany supports group behind Turkish coup attempt: Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday accused Germany of supporting the network of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for last year's attempted coup, comments likely to aggravate a diplomatic feud between the two countries. | Video

Mar 19 2017

Türkei wirft Deutschland Hilfe für Putschisten vor

Berlin/Ankara Gegenseitige Vorwürfe im Zusammenhang mit dem gescheiterten Putsch in der Türkei verschärfen den Streit zwischen Deutschland und der Regierung in Ankara.

Mar 16 2017

Europe headed for 'religion wars' despite Wilders' stumble, Turkish minister says

ANKARA Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders may have fallen short in this week's election in the Netherlands, but his views were shared by all the Dutch parties and are pushing Europe towards "wars of religion", Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Mar 08 2017

No let-up in Turkey-Germany war of words after ministers meet

BERLIN/ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister accused Germany on Wednesday of hostility toward his country and Islam, and Berlin complained of increased Turkish espionage on German soil as acrimony between the two NATO allies showed no sign of abating.

Mar 06 2017

Turkey's Erdogan compares German behavior with Nazi period

ISTANBUL/ANKARA/BERLIN Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of "fascist actions" reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of political rallies aimed at drumming up support for him among 1.5 million Turkish citizens in Germany. | Video

Mar 02 2017

German authorities block events where Turkish ministers to speak

BERLIN/ANKARA German officials on Thursday blocked events where two senior Turkish government ministers planned to speak amid growing public outrage over Ankara's arrest of a Turkish-German journalist, dragging bilateral ties to a new low.

Mar 01 2017

Chill is felt at Turkish universities after academics purged

ANKARA Standing at a blackboard in an Ankara park, Sevilay Celenk delivers her lecture, titled: "Resisting with Stories". Several hundred students huddle in heavy coats against winter cold to listen as she describes the fears and struggles that echo through literature across societies.

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