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Erdogan in Moscow for Talks with Putin on Syria Safe Zone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara's so-called "security zone" in northern Syria.

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Russia to Host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani Summit Early 2019

Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Friday, after the United States announced it was withdrawing troops from the country.

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Erdogan Arrives in Germany under Tight Security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Germany Thursday for a controversial three-day state visit that both sides hope will help rebuild relations that have been battered in recent years.

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Erdogan, Merkel to Meet amid Tensions, Protests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a state visit to Germany this week as the two countries seek to rebuild ties after a series of sharp spats but the controversial trip is likely to be overshadowed by protests.

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Turkey Lira Crashes as Trump Piles on Pressure

The embattled Turkish lira tumbled almost 20 percent to new record lows against the dollar on Friday as strains with the United States intensified, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defiantly proclaimed Turkey would emerge victorious in an "economic war."

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Trump Urges Erdogan to Free U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter to free an American pastor held in Turkey.

"A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been held hostage far too long. 

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Erdogan: Turkey's Pugnacious 'Chief' with Eye on History

After 15 years in power that have already seen Turkey transformed, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to win a new mandate and rank as the key figure of his country's modern history alongside its founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

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Erdogan Says U.S. Has Lost 'Mediator Role' in Middle East

The U.S. has lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in London on Monday.

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Turkey Ruling Party Names Erdogan as Presidential Candidate

Turkey's ruling party on Thursday confirmed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate to run in snap polls in June, while the main opposition party has yet to make a nomination.

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Erdogan 'Saddened' by France's Stance on Kurdish Militia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he was "extremely saddened" by France's position after Paris offered to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist group by Ankara.

"We are extremely saddened by France's... wrong stance on this issue," Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara after French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he hoped "a dialogue" could be established between Ankara and the SDF.

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