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Top Merkel aide says Turkey's conduct 'unacceptable'


BERLIN Turkey's behavior is "unacceptable" and Germany has a duty to protect its citizens and companies but also wants to maintain strong ties with Ankara, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said on Sunday.

Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens

ANKARA/BERLIN Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its NATO ally of ramping up covert operations as an attempt by a Turkish minister to calm a deepening bilateral crisis fell flat. | Video

World, Germany Jul 21 2017

Turkey minister says German investments fully guaranteed, denies targeting firms

ANKARA Turkey's economy minister sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, saying that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Ankara government and its laws.

World, Germany, Jul 21 2017

Buildup in rival Syrian rebel factions threatens spread of fighting

AMMAN Jihadist insurgents in northwestern Syria took ground from rival Turkey-backed Islamist fighters as they battled for a second successive day on Thursday, rebel sources said.

World, Syria, Jul 20 2017

Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

BERLIN Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights activists. | Video

World, Germany, Jul 20 2017

Britain tells Turkey it will lift ban on in-flight electronics: sources

ANKARA Britain has told Turkish authorities it will lift the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins in flights from Turkey, Turkish diplomatic sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Aerospace & Defense, U.S., Jul 20 2017

Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

U.S., World, Syria Jul 19 2017

Unable to go home, Russian who fought for IS settles in Ukraine

MOSCOW When Islamic State fighter Marat Nurmagomedov escaped from Syria to Turkey after becoming disillusioned with the militant group, he was unable to return home to Russia for fear of arrest.

World, Russia, Syria Jul 19 2017

Germany says EU aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests

BERLIN Germany raised the possibility on Wednesday of suspending European Union aid payments to Turkey after summoning Ankara's ambassador to Berlin to protest over the arrest of six human rights activists including a German citizen.

World, Germany, Jul 19 2017

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader says fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey

ANKARA Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist.

World, Jul 19 2017

Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State east of Raqqa

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured territory from Islamic State in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqqa after air strikes in the area, a pro-Damascus military media unit and war monitors reported.