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Turkey May Launch Ground Operation in Iraq if Threatened

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday Ankara could launch a ground operation in Iraq to remove any threats to Turkey that may arise.

"If there is a threat posed to Turkey, we are ready to use all our resources including a ground operation... to eliminate that threat," Cavusoglu said in an interview with Kanal 24 broadcaster. 

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French FM Rankles Turkey with State of Emergency Comments

Visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday defended Turkey's post-coup state of emergency but rankled his hosts when he appeared to criticize how it was being implemented.

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Nearly 100 Civilians Dead in Turkey-Backed Syria Op

Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in a two-month offensive by Turkey and allied rebels in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. 

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German Prosecutor Rejects Erdogan's Appeal over Satire Probe

Germany's chief prosecutor on Friday rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal against the dropping of a probe into a TV comic who satirized him.

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Raising Tensions, Turkey Prepares for Post-IS Mosul

Raising tensions with Iraq ahead of the planned U.S.-backed operation by Iraqi troops to retake Mosul from Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Turkey is seeking to have its say over who controls and lives in the city once the extremists are ousted.

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18 Dead, 26 Hurt in Southeast Turkey Car Bombing

A total of 18 people were killed in a car bomb in southeastern Turkey on Sunday, among them eight civilians, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

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Turkey Cuts Growth Forecast for Troubled 2016

Turkey on Tuesday cut its growth forecast for 2016 to just above three percent, as the global economic environment and effects of the July failed coup take their toll on the economy.

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Turkey Extends Emergency for 90 Days

Turkey will maintain the state of emergency imposed in the wake of July's failed coup for another three months starting from October 19, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

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Turkey Suffers 38% Visitor Drop as Coup Hits Tourism

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted nearly 38 percent in August, with tourism battered by the July failed coup and security concerns after attacks, statistics showed Thursday.

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Some 32,000 Suspects Arrested in Turkey Coup Probe

Turkish courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest ahead of trial on charges of links to a group run by US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for the July 15 coup, the justice minister said Wednesday.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told NTV television that 70,000 people had been investigated after the coup and of them 32,000 remanded in custody. 

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