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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

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the Islamic summit in Turkey that Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel was "criminal" and the US had lost its role as a mediator.

Erdogan 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.

Russia gets <em>Turkey</em> onside by partly financing S-400 deal

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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 ...

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

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Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but ...

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Qassem Soleimani 'prepared to support Palestinian forces against Israel'

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani said Tehran is ready to extend support to Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after a controversial US move.

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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 involved in the ...

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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.

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Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

Russia said elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had begun returning home on Monday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

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Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will "hasten the destruction" of the Jewish state, Iran's defence minister has said.

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Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman slammed Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers as "war criminals" on Monday, for daring to suggest illegal ...

Israel shells Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip amid Jerusalem tensions

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Israel shells Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip amid Jerusalem tensions

Cross-border exchanges between Israel and the Gaza enclave continue as tensions rocket following Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Turkish businessman charged for 'smuggling goods for Iranian navy'

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Turkish businessman charged for 'smuggling goods for Iranian navy'

A Turkish businessman has vowed to fight accusations that he illegally exported US-made engines to Iran for use by the country's navy.

Trump's Jerusalem embassy move threatens Palestinian reconciliation

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Trump's Jerusalem embassy move threatens Palestinian reconciliation

Fears that a fragile reconciliation process between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas could collapse has increased, after Trump's recognition ...

Erdogan 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 as ...

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is assisting IS against rebel groups there.

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Putin meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from ...

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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 ...

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process following widespread criticism ...

Netanyahu and Erdogan 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 ...

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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 ...

Erdogan, 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.

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

Hundreds of worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence.

<em>Turkey</em> '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 ...

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