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Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China
Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China

Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara's allies in NATO.

Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China
EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks
EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker firmly defended Sunday the EU's hotly-contested plan to redistribute refugees across Europe despite calls by Poland to scrap the scheme after the deadly attacks in Paris.

EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks
Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter
Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama shook hands and chatted in a six-second encounter at a summit in Turkey, breaking the ice for the first time since Moscow launched its air campaign in Syria.

Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter
EU mulls summit with Turkey's Erdogan in late November: sources
EU mulls summit with Turkey's Erdogan in late November: sources

EU leaders were considering holding a summit with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this month to seek his help in curbing migrant flows to Europe.

EU mulls summit with Turkey's Erdogan in late November: sources
Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20
Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey's plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G20 summit.

Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20
Obama praises Erdogan on Turkey vote win
Obama praises Erdogan on Turkey vote win

US President Barack Obama congratulated his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on recent elections that extended the Turkish president's term in office.

Obama praises Erdogan on Turkey vote win
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a new constitution that would give him greater powers, heightening opposition fears over authoritarian rule.

Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
EU's Tusk seeks 'strong signal' from Turkey
EU's Tusk seeks 'strong signal' from Turkey

EU president Donald Tusk urged Turkey to show its readiness to work with Brussels on issues such as the migrant crisis following a stunning election win by the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EU's Tusk seeks 'strong signal' from Turkey
EU has little option but to deal with strengthened Erdogan: analysts
EU has little option but to deal with strengthened Erdogan: analysts

The EU, desperate for help to solve the migrant crisis, has little option but to deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his own terms after a stunning election victory.

EU has little option but to deal with strengthened Erdogan: analysts
EU says Turkish vote reaffirms people's 'strong' democratic commitment
EU says Turkish vote reaffirms people's 'strong' democratic commitment

The European Union said it looked forward to working with the new Turkish government after elections showed the people's "strong commitment" to democracy.

EU says Turkish vote reaffirms people's 'strong' democratic commitment
Erdogan: Turkey's 'Sultan' wins again
Erdogan: Turkey's 'Sultan' wins again

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rose from humble beginnings to become Turkey's most powerful politician since Ataturk.

Erdogan: Turkey's 'Sultan' wins again
Campaigning wraps up for critical Turkey vote
Campaigning wraps up for critical Turkey vote

Turkish politicians rallied their supporters on the eve of a vote many fear is unlikely to bring an end to months of instability.

Campaigning wraps up for critical Turkey vote
Turkey PM hails 'better approach' from EU on refugees after Merkel talks
Turkey PM hails 'better approach' from EU on refugees after Merkel talks

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu praised a "better approach" from the European Union in sharing the burden of the refugee crisis.

Turkey PM hails 'better approach' from EU on refugees after Merkel talks
Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest
Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest

Grieving loved ones laid to rest some of the victims of the double suicide bombings in Ankara that left 97 dead, denouncing the government in the first funerals from modern Turkey's worst attack.

Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest
Turkey says two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts
Turkey says two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts

Two male suicide bombers carried out the devastating twin bombings this weekend in Ankara, the office of the Turkish prime minister said, as the toll rose to 97 dead.

Turkey says two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts
Fury towards Erdogan intensifies after Ankara attack
Fury towards Erdogan intensifies after Ankara attack

Anger towards President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's worst-ever terrorist attack intensified Sunday as authorities raced to identify the two male suicide bombers it blamed for the bloodshed.

Fury towards Erdogan intensifies after Ankara attack
At least 30 dead in 'terrorist' attack on Ankara peace rally
At least 30 dead in 'terrorist' attack on Ankara peace rally

At least 30 people were killed in twin explosions in Turkey's capital Ankara, targeting activists gathering for a peace rally organised by leftist and pro-Kurdish opposition groups.

At least 30 dead in 'terrorist' attack on Ankara peace rally
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Can Kazakhstan keep Netherlands out of Euro 2016?

Kazakhstan's national football team plays against the Netherlands at the UEFA Euro Qualifiers in Astana on October 10

Can Kazakhstan keep Netherlands out of Euro 2016?
Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals
Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia that Ankara has alternatives to Moscow for building its first nuclear power plant and importing gas, as tensions rise over the Russian bombing campaign in Syria.

Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals
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Russia's Gazprom delays pipeline project amid Turkey tensions

Russian gas giant Gazprom said its TurkStream pipeline project with Turkey would be delayed as tensions between Moscow and Ankara peak over Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict.

Russia's Gazprom delays pipeline project amid Turkey tensions