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Turkey launches its first driverless metro line on Friday, an eagerly awaited project expected to relieve congestion in a traffic-choked area of Istanbul.

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".

Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

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Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

Turkey and Egypt are among the world's worst countries for jailing reporters, says the Committee to Protect Journalists, which criticised Trump's nationalistic rhetoric for legitimising a crackdown on "anti-state" media.

Abbas: US lost role in Middle East peace process

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Abbas: US lost role in Middle East peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the Islamic summit in Turkey that Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel was "criminal" and the ...

<em>Erdogan</em> seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

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Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

Russia's S-400 has become one of the 'must buys' for military focused Middle East states. Turkey's bid to buy the Russian air defence system will be partly financed by Moscow.

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

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Turkey demands life for journalists accused of plotting coup

Three prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with having foreknowledge of the coup to oust President Erdogan and being ...

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Erdogan, Putin 'finalise missile deal, agree on Jerusalem'

Trump's outrageous decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has cemented unlikely allies in Erdogan and Putin.

<em>Erdogan</em> says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem recognition

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Erdogan says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US a 'partner to bloodshed' on Monday after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem ...

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New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex ...

Netanyahu and <em>Erdogan</em> trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

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Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US ...

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

<em>Erdogan</em>, Macron to urge US to repeal Jerusalem decision

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Erdogan, Macron to urge US to repeal Jerusalem decision

The Turkish and French leaders have agreed to join forces to dissuade Trump from following through on his controversial Jerusalem announcement.

Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

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Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

A report on Saturday said Greece has persuaded Turkey to accept migrant returns from the mainland in order to reduce critical overcrowding in ...

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Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

Turkey's Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem and has called a summit of Islamic countries on December 13 in Istanbul.

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Russia's Putin to visit Turkey, Egypt on Monday

The president's office confirmed Putin will travel to Turkey on Monday to discuss 'key problems' in the region.

Paul Iddon

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

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Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Mahmoud al-Masry was killed after he was shot in the back near the Israeli border of south Israel.

Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

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Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital city ...

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul ...

Thousands march in Istanbul to protest Trump's Jerusalem recognition Thousands march in Istanbul to protest Trump's Jerusalem recognition

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Thousands march in Istanbul to protest Trump's Jerusalem recognition

Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched after Friday prayers in Istanbul in an angry protest at the decision of US President Donald ...

Malaysia, Indonesia protests against Trump's Jerusalem embassy move Malaysia, Indonesia protests against Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

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Malaysia, Indonesia protests against Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Protests outside the US embassy in Malaysia and Indonesia have broken out as the Muslim world reacts in anger to the American president's ...

Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

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Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last year in a crackdown under the state of emergency ...

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