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Turkey Sends Reinforcements to Syria's Idlib

Turkish troop reinforcements entered Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent reported, a week after a deal between Ankara and Moscow averted a government offensive.

Around 35 military vehicles travelled south down the main highway near the town of Saraqib after midnight.

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Turkey Detains 85 Military Personnel over Gulen Ties

Turkish police on Friday detained 85 military personnel in countrywide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

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Turkey Sees Lower Growth, Double-Digit Inflation in Next Years

Turkey, which was last month buffeted by its worst currency crisis in recent years, on Thursday forecast sharply lower growth coupled with persistently high inflation in its new medium-term economic programme.

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Turkey Cuts Investment Criteria for Foreigners Seeking Citizenship

Turkey on Wednesday made it easier for foreigners to become Turkish citizens by cutting the financial and investment criteria required for citizenship, according to a decree from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Iran Hails 'Responsible' Turkey-Russia Deal on Syria's Idlib

Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday hailed an agreement between Turkey and Russia to avert an assault on Syria's last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province as an example of "responsible diplomacy."

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Russia Says No Syria Assault as Putin, Erdogan Agree Idlib Plan

Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarized zone around the Syrian rebel-held province.

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Turkey Inflation Surges to 15-Year High in August

Inflation in Turkey rose again in August to nearly 18 percent, official statistics showed on Monday, a record since late 2003 and coming after the Turkish lira dramatically weakened against the US dollar last month. 

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Shots Fired at Gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey, But No One Hurt

Shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt.

Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted the booth outside Gate 6 at the embassy in Ankara. Police were searching for the car.

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S&P Cuts Turkey Debt Rating Further, Projects 2019 Recession

Global ratings agency S&P on Friday cut Turkey's debt grade for the second time in four months, moving it further into junk territory and predicting the country will go into recession next year.

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Turkey Says Will Respond if U.S. Imposes More Sanctions

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency. 

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