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On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world
On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world

Pope Francis heads to Turkey with a brief to use his populist touch to rebuild bridges with the Islamic world that were damaged by his predecessor Benedict XVI.

On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world
Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour
Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour

US Vice President Joe Biden departed on a five-day tour of Ukraine, Turkey and Morocco, with the ongoing struggle between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.

Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour
Erdogan says Syrian Kurds 'don't want' peshmerga in Kobane
Erdogan says Syrian Kurds 'don't want' peshmerga in Kobane

Turkish President Recep accused the main Kurdish party in Syria of not wanting Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq to help it fight Islamic State jihadists

Erdogan says Syrian Kurds 'don't want' peshmerga in Kobane
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Borsa Istanbul to buy a stake in Kazakhstan's KASE

Mid-September Kazakhstan's KASE signed a framework agreement on strategic cooperation with BIST; the agreement lays foundations for a long-term partnership, including through reciprocal purchase of shares.

Borsa Istanbul to buy a stake in Kazakhstan's KASE
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25-y.o. Astana beauty in Top 5 of Photomodel of the Universe-2014

25-year-old Astana beauty Anna Levitskaya has entered the Top 5 of the Photomodel of the Universe-2014 beauty pageant held in Bodrum, Turkey.

25-y.o. Astana beauty in Top 5 of Photomodel of the Universe-2014
Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria
Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria

US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria
Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight: US official
Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight: US official

Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group.

Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight: US official
Erdogan denounces Turkey protests as peace process 'sabotage'
Erdogan denounces Turkey protests as peace process 'sabotage'

Turkish President Recep vowed that the peace process with Kurdish rebels would not be derailed by "sabotage".

Erdogan denounces Turkey protests as peace process 'sabotage'
White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone
White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone

The White House denied it was planning to create a safe haven along Turkey's border with Syria.

White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria

Turkish Prime Minister said no one has the right to criticise Ankara on Syria, after US Vice President accused Turkey of financing and even arming jihadists.

PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave
Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave

Turkey warned it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State jihadists if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.

Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action

The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action

Turkey deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the Islamic State group.

Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan
Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan

Turkey cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan
Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'
Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'

Turkish President rushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple's new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor.

Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'
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Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools

Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.

Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools
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Kazakhstan and Turkey show highest suicide rates among 15-19 y.o. youth

Kazakhstan and Turkey have the highest suicide level among 15 to 19 year olds in the world.

Kazakhstan and Turkey show highest suicide rates among 15-19 y.o. youth
Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight

Blamed by some for prompting the rise of the Islamic State insurgency, Turkey has finally taken steps to tighten its borders with Iraq and Syria.

Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight