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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . ©RIA Novosti
Turkey's Erdogan says no to Syrian Kurdistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country opposes the idea of a Kurdish-controlled autonomous government in northern Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan says no to Syrian Kurdistan
Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral
Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral

Turkish President Recep Tayyi Erdogan on Friday postponed a planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral
Spain hopes Iran will join fight against Islamic extremism
Spain hopes Iran will join fight against Islamic extremism

Spain said it hopes Iran will join the global fight against Islamic extremism if Tehran reaches an agreement with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme.

Spain hopes Iran will join fight against Islamic extremism
Turkey PM calls for 'new beginning' with Armenians
Turkey PM calls for 'new beginning' with Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called for a "new beginning" in relations between Turkey and Armenians.

Turkey PM calls for 'new beginning' with Armenians
Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president
Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state.

Erdogan to chair Turkey cabinet for first time as president
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Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement to construct the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) underwater segment.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM
EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey
EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey

The EU wants to launch counter-terrorism projects with Arab nations and with Turkey in coming weeks to boost cooperation following the Paris attacks.

EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey
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Galatasaray wants to open football academy in Kazakhstan

Vice President of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan said that Galatasaray, a famous Turkish football club, wanted to open its academies in Kazakhstan.

Galatasaray wants to open football academy in Kazakhstan
Erdogan invites Armenian leader to join Gallipoli commemoration: report
Erdogan invites Armenian leader to join Gallipoli commemoration: report

Turkish President has invited his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sarkisian, to attend commemoration ceremonies in Turkey marking the 100th anniversary of the World War I.

Erdogan invites Armenian leader to join Gallipoli commemoration: report
Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims
Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the European Union they shared many values, including freedom of speech.

Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims
Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome
Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome

Spear-carrying guardsmen, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.

Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome
Turkish PM says Islamophobia should prompt similar reaction as Paris rally
Turkish PM says Islamophobia should prompt similar reaction as Paris rally

Turkish Prime Minister hailed the unprecedented rally against terror in Paris as a strong message to the world.

Turkish PM says Islamophobia should prompt similar reaction as Paris rally
Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU
Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU

Turkish President warned the EU it should crack down on "Islamophobia" amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.

Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU
Two police wounded in bomb attack in Istanbul tourist district: reports
Two police wounded in bomb attack in Istanbul tourist district: reports

Two policemen were wounded Tuesday when an attacker threw a hand grenade in the busy main tourist district of central Istanbul.

Two police wounded in bomb attack in Istanbul tourist district: reports
Turkey delays decision on ministers accused of corruption
Turkey delays decision on ministers accused of corruption

A Turkish parliamentary commission unexpectedly delayed until January a decision on whether four former Turkish cabinet ministers will stand trial on accusations of corruptionю

Turkey delays decision on ministers accused of corruption
slamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.  ©REUTERS
Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen

An Istanbul court issued an arrest warrant for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy.

Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen
Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media
Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media

Turkish police arrested the editor of Turkey's biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of a US-based cleric.

Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media
Turkey wants share of Mediterranean energy wealth: PM
Turkey wants share of Mediterranean energy wealth: PM

Turkish Prime Minister said his country wanted a share of the energy deposits off the shores of Cyprus, an issue that has strained ties with both Nicosia and Athens.

Turkey wants share of Mediterranean energy wealth: PM
Zhanar Dugalov. Photo © CCS
Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014

Kazakhstani singer Zhanar Dugalova has become the winner of the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014 competition that took place in Tatarstan.

Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014
Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance
Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance

Turkish President holds talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart to tighten links which have survived potentially grave disputes over the Syria and Ukraine crises.

Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance