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Turkey Minister Lashes Out at 'Ugly' Dutch Treatment

Turkey's Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was back in Istanbul on Sunday after being expelled from the Netherlands and escorted back to Germany by Dutch police, condemning The Hague's "ugly" treatment.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Says will Maintain Germany Visit

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that he would go ahead with a planned visit to Germany despite local authorities' banning him from making a speech on safety grounds.

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Turks in Germany: A Crucial Voter Base for Erdogan

Germany's large Turkish community, including 1.4 million people eligible to vote in Turkey, is a potential electoral goldmine for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his bid to win a referendum on expanding his powers.

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Turkey PM to Speak to Merkel by Phone amid Rally Ban Row

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote next month in Turkey.

"I have a telephone call with the German chancellor at 3:00 pm (1200 GMT)," Yildirim told a rally in the central Turkish province of Kirsehir where he was campaigning for a "Yes" vote in the April 16 referendum to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

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Germany Rejects Turkish Charges, Hits Out over Press Freedom

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected Ankara's accusations that her government had a hand in scrapping Turkish rallies in two German towns backing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid for greater powers.

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Turkey Threatens to Strike Kurd Militia unless It Leaves Syria's Manbij

Turkey on Wednesday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they do not withdraw from Manbij, a former bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group that has been taken over by predominantly Kurdish forces.

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Turkey Detains Hundreds in Massive Anti-IS Operation

Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadists.

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Greek Supreme Court Delays Turkey Coup Suspect Ruling

Greece's Supreme Court on Monday postponed an expected ruling on whether to extradite eight Turkish officers sought by Ankara over July's failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Russia, Turkey Stage First Joint Air Strikes against IS in Syria

Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said.

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Turkish Lira Hits Record Low over Moody's Funk

The Turkish lira, pounded by higher-than-expected inflation and security fears, hit record lows against the dollar on Monday after a gloomy Moody's statement.

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