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Erdogan, Iran Close Ranks after Iraq Kurd Referendum

Turkey and Iran presented a united front in their opposition to Iraqi Kurdish aspirations of independence, during a visit Wednesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that signals a warming of ties.

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Erdogan Says Turkey to Close Iraqi Border, Warns Kurds on Oil

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Eddogan said on Monday that Ankara would close its border with northern Iraq over an independence referendum and threatened the Iraqi Kurds with blocking their key oil exports.

"Entrance-exit will be closed" at the Habur border crossing, Erdogan said in a speech as he angrily denounced Monday's referendum as "illegitimate".

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Erdogan Slams 'Political' U.S. Charges against ex-Minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back Friday at what he said were "political" U.S. charges against a former economy minister accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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Erdogan Compares Anti-Turkey Statements by Germany to 'Nazism'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday compared anti-Turkey statements by German politicians to "Nazism" after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek to end talks on Ankara's accession to the EU.

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Turkey Slams 'Biased' U.S. Indictment over Washington Brawl

Turkey hit out Wednesday against a fresh indictment from the U.S. Justice Department against Turkish security personnel accused of assaulting protesters during a Washington visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.

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Three More Erdogan Guards Indicted over Washington Melee

The U.S. Justice Department charged three more bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for assaulting protestors in Washington in May in a brawl that marred an official White House visit.

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Erdogan Says World 'Blind and Deaf' to Rohingya Plight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged the international community to step up efforts to help Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, saying the world was "blind and deaf" to their plight.

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Erdogan Vows to Thwart Any 'Kurdish State' in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would thwart any attempt by a Kurdish militia it deems "terrorists" to carve out a Kurdish state in northern Syria.

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Turkey Formally Arrests Producer of Erdogan Film

A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of a film producer after he made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held at gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, reports said Wednesday.

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Turkey's Erdogan Slams 'Inhumane' Isolation of Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the economic and political isolation of Qatar as inhumane and contrary to Islamic values after key Gulf states broke off ties with Ankara's ally.

"Taking action to isolate a country in all areas is inhumane and un-Islamic," Erdogan said in televised comments to his party in Ankara, after Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism".

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