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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

Ousted Turkish beauty queen may face jail time over tweet

ISTANBUL A former Turkish beauty pageant winner may face up to a year in prison over a tweet referring to last year's failed military coup that cost her "Miss Turkey" title, the private Dogan news agency said on Thursday.

World, Dec 07 2017

Turkey links U.S. judge in sanctions case to wanted cleric

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday the U.S. judge hearing the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last year's failed military coup.

U.S., World, Dec 06 2017

Turkish academics to be tried in April over Kurdish letter

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Tuesday adjourned for four months the trial of 10 academics who signed a letter to the Turkish government last year calling for violence against Turkey's Kurds to end.

World, Dec 05 2017

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

World, Russia, North Korea, Dec 05 2017

Turkey could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem: Erdogan

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move he said would be a "red line" for Muslims.

World, Israel Dec 05 2017

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video