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Turkey's security council advises extending state of emergency – statement

ANKARA: The Turkish National Security Council said in a statement on Monday that it had advised the cabinet of ministers to extend the country’s state of emergency by three months. The cabinet will convene later on Monday and is expected to announce its decision on the matter. Turkey declared a state of emergency soon after… Read More »

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party said on Monday it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges. The arrest last November of the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) drew international condemnation over what rights groups say… Read More »

Obama offers Turkey's Erdogan condolences on nightclub attack – White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to offer his condolences for those killed and wounded in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, the White House said in a statement. Obama also welcomed Turkey’s efforts to facilitate… Read More »

Turkey's Prime Minister to meet Russia's Putin in December: Sources

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit on Dec 5 and 6, government sources said. Russia and Turkey, a NATO member, are backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict. In recent months they have been normalising ties that broke down a year ago when Turkey shot down… Read More »

Shipping traffic suspended in Turkey's Bosphorus after collision – shipping agent

ISTANBUL: Traffic in Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait, a key international shipping lane for oil and grain, was suspended on Wednesday after a bulk carrier collided with a coast guard boat, shipping agent GAC said. Six people were rescued and taken to hospital, a spokesman at the office of the Istanbul governor said. The coast Guard in… Read More »