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Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

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ISTANBUL Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine. | Video

Turkey wants former police investigator repatriated from U.S.: sources

ANKARA Turkey's justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York this week is wanted by Ankara and should be swiftly returned, ministry sources said on Friday.

World, Dec 15 2017

Erdogan says Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at U.N.

ANKARA Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

World, United Nations, Israel Dec 15 2017

Kosovo prosecutor drops extradition case over alleged Turkey coup links

PRISTINA A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the case.

World, Thailand, Africa Dec 14 2017

Turkey chides Arabs for 'weak' reaction ahead of Jerusalem summit

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying on the eve of Wednesday's Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washington. | Video

World, Israel, Davos, Dec 13 2017

Erdogan and Macron to urge U.S. to turn back on Jerusalem decision: sources

ISTANBUL Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan and France's Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Turkish presidential source said on Saturday.

Bulgaria says border treaty revision not beneficial for regional stability

SOFIA Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region.

World, Greece Dec 08 2017

Defector says thousands of Islamic State fighters left Raqqa in secret deal

ANKARA A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State has recanted his account of the city's fall, saying thousands of IS fighters - many more than first reported - left under a secret, U.S.-approved deal. | Video

World, Syria Dec 08 2017

Greece and Turkey trade barbs as Erdogan visits Athens

ATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances. | Video

World, Greece, Dec 07 2017

Pro-Kurdish opposition leader's trial opens in Turkey

ANKARA The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition was remanded in prison for at least two more months on Thursday at the opening of his trial on terrorism-related charges.

World, Dec 07 2017
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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.