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Turkey Lira Crashes as Trump Piles on Pressure

The embattled Turkish lira tumbled almost 20 percent to new record lows against the dollar on Friday as strains with the United States intensified, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defiantly proclaimed Turkey would emerge victorious in an "economic war."

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Trump Urges Erdogan to Free U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter to free an American pastor held in Turkey.

"A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been held hostage far too long. 

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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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Erdogan Says U.S. Has Lost 'Mediator Role' in Middle East

The U.S. has lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in London on Monday.

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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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Erdogan 'Saddened' by France's Stance on Kurdish Militia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he was "extremely saddened" by France's position after Paris offered to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist group by Ankara.

"We are extremely saddened by France's... wrong stance on this issue," Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara after French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he hoped "a dialogue" could be established between Ankara and the SDF.

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Erdogan Says Turkey to Expand Syria Op to Other Kurdish-Held Towns

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after pro-Ankara forces ousted Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin.

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Erdogan Vows 'No Step Back' in Operation against Kurdish Militia in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed that Turkey would not take any step back in its operation against Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region, saying the campaign had the backing of Moscow.

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Macron Says 'No Chance for Progress' in Turkey's EU Membership

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Turkey should renounce its ambition of joining the EU and settle instead for a looser "partnership" after talks with visiting Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey was hoping to warm frosty relations with Europe during Erdogan's trip to Paris, but the talks were overshadowed by concerns over Turkey's huge crackdown after a 2016 failed coup.

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Year after Envoy's Murder, Russia-Turkey Ties Flourish

One year after the murder of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in Ankara, Russian-Turkish ties are at their strongest point for several years although numerous areas of tension remain.

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