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Turkey Slams Israel's Controversial 'Jewish Nation-State' Law

Turkey on Thursday slammed a new law adopted by Israel's parliament defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, saying the legislation "trampled" on universal law and the rights of Israeli Arabs.

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.

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Turkey's Six Presidential Candidates

Six candidates are in the running for the Turkish presidency in Sunday's election, including current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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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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Expanded Powers for Turkish Presidential Poll Winner

The winner of Sunday's presidential election will be the first Turkish head of state to govern with expanded powers after constitutional changes were approved in April 2017.

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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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Cyprus Urges Turkey to End Gas Standoff, Resume Peace Talks

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday urged Turkey to lift its blockade of offshore gas exploration that would benefit both the Greek and Turkish Cypriots once the island is reunited.

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Turkey Court Jails 3 Journalists for Life over Gulen Links

A Turkish court on Friday jailed three prominent journalists for life on charges of links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media said.

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Turkey Frees German-Turkish Journalist after Year in Jail

Turkey on Friday freed a German-Turkish journalist held for more than a year in jail without facing trial, in a surprise move which may help repair severely eroded ties between Ankara and Berlin.

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Dutch Withdraw Ambassador to Turkey as Ties Sour

The Netherlands announced Monday it was withdrawing its ambassador from Turkey, and will refuse to allow Ankara to post one in the country as diplomatic ties plunged to new lows.

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Turkey Economy Picks Up in Second Quarter

Economic growth in Turkey picked up speed in the second quarter, and will likely exceed the government's target for the whole year,  official data showed on Monday. 

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