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Turkey Police Arrest Ruling Party Member, Five Others after Attack on Opposition Chief

Turkish police on Monday arrested six people, including a member of the ruling AKP party, after an attack on opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, local media and party officials said.

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Turkey Says Understands NATO Concerns over Russian Missile Deal

Turkey is "taking into account" NATO concerns over its Russian missile deal, the country's foreign minister said on Friday, in more conciliatory remarks over a purchase stoking tensions between Washington and Ankara.

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Turkey Freezes Assets of Senior Yemeni Huthi Militias

Turkey has frozen assets of three senior Yemeni Huthi militia leaders in line with UN Security Council sanctions against the rebels, the state's official gazette said on Thursday.

The UN imposed sanctions in 2014 on the Huthi leadership and then Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced out in 2012 and blacklisted for obstructing peace by later backing the Shiite militia after it seized power in Sanaa.

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Turkey Eyes U.S. Sanctions Waivers on Iran Oil, Russia Arms

Turkey "expects" the Trump administration to grant it waivers from U.S. sanctions related to its purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defenses, a top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.

Presidential spokesman and senior adviser Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference he couldn't be certain that the waivers would be granted. But, he said Turkey had made a strong case that should be heeded.

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Turkish Defense Minister Makes Unannounced Visit to Pentagon

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar held unannounced talks with acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan Tuesday amid tensions over Ankara's plans to buy a Russian missile defense system and its threat to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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Erdogan Says Russian S-400s Delivery Could Be Earlier

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey's disputed Russian S-400 missile defence systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday.

Ankara's purchase of the S-400s risks US sanctions and has further strained already tense relations with Washington.

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Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount

Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party for a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul in last week's election, the party's deputy chairman said on Tuesday.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) challenged the results of Istanbul's March 31 mayoral ballot after their candidate Binali Yildirim narrowly lost against the main opposition CHP's Ekrem Imamoglu.

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Elections Over, Turkey's Erdogan Eyes Economic Reforms

Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy.

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Turkey Opposition Says ahead in Istanbul Election Recount

Turkey's opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said Friday he was still winning by nearly 19,000 votes after the ruling AKP demanded a recount following Sunday's tight election race.

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Pompeo Warns Turkey against Striking Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday of "devastating" results if Turkey strikes Syria as he met in Washington with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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