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Turkey, EU ready to solve remaining problems on visa-free regime

Next week, the EU will send an expert group to Turkey to solve the remaining problems over the introduction of visa-free regime with Ankara, First Vice-President of the EU Commission Frans Timmermans said.
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Turkish citizen incarcerated for insulting Erdogan

Another Turkish citizen has been sentenced to imprisonment for insulting Turkish President Erdogan, reports Anadolu....
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PKK car bomb attack in SE Turkey leaves 3 dead, 9 wounded

Three security personnel have been martyred and nine others injured in a PKK car bomb attack in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province Wednesday, a security source said, Anadolu reported....
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Explosion kills 6 in Van, Turkey

An explosion has killed 6 soldiers and wounded 2 others in the Turkish city of Van, says Anadolu...
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Merkel says Turkey’s visa-free deal unlikely by July 1

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said an EU plan to give visa-free travel to Turkey by July 1 will have to be delayed amid concerns that Ankara will not meet key conditions of the deal in time. ...
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Bulgaria completes wall construction in Turkish border

Minister of Interior of Bulgaria Rumyana Bachvarova announced the construction of the 146 km long barbed wire wall in the Bulgaria-Turkey border will be finished in July....
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Erdogan assigns new Prime Minister to form government

Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan on May 22 asked the new leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party to form the country's 65th government, “Armenpress” reports citing Anadolu news agency....
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U.S. Concerned by Turkish Parliament's Vote on Constitutional Amendment

The United States is concerned that the Turkish parliament’s adoption of a constitutional amendment, which would lift the parliamentary immunity of more than 100 members of parliament, "will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech across Turkey”. ...
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Turkey cannot turn its back on the region - Erdogan

Turkey has neither the chance nor the right to turn its back on its region or the world at large, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, according to Anadolu agency....
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Dependence on Russian gas – big risk for Turkey, says deputy PM

Dependence on Russia in gas supply is a big risk for Turkey, says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek....
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Turkey stands for normalizing relations with Russia

As previously, Turkey stands for normalization of relations with Russia, Vural Altay, the Turkish Foreign Ministry's representative for Eastern Europe, told Trend May 17. ...
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Turkey has no plans to start ground military operations in Syria – foreign ministry

Turkey does not plan to start ground military operations in Syria, the Turkish foreign ministry told Trend May 17. ...
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German court bans sections of poem mocking Erdogan

A Hamburg court issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday banning re-publication of sections of a satirical poem by a German comedian mocking Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, saying they amounted to abuse and libel, reports Reuters....
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35 PKK terrorists killed in Turkish army operations

Thirty-five terrorists have been killed in the latest anti-terrorism operations in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said Sunday....
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Turkey to keep its doors open to Syrians, says Erdogan

Turkey has stood by the Syrian people since the start of the crisis and will continue to do so, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, Anadolu reported....
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