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Turkey pressured over Chinese missile deal

Following its decision in late-2013 to purchase long-range air defense missile systems from a Chinese, rather than a western defense company, Turkey is being reportedly pressured to change its decision.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Report: Turkey helped Islamist fighters attack Armenian town

Turkey has directly aided Islamist fighters in Syria carry out an attack on the Armenian town of Kasab according to evidence compiled by the Telegraph.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Turkey to uphold terms of Strait naval regulation treaty

The 1936 Montreux Convention was violated by U.S Navy ships traversing the Bosphorus Strait into the Black Sea earlier this month which has prompted Turkey, following Russian criticism, to issue assurances that it will continue to uphold convention terms.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Turkey urges social media companies to have offices

Ankara - Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said Tuesday, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders".
In the Media by AFP

Turkey's gay groups sound alarm over separate prisons plan

Istanbul - Gay rights groups in Turkey expressed alarm Tuesday at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves gay, saying it would lead to more discrimination in a largely homophobic country.
In the Media by AFP

Russian jet raced by U.S warship in Black Sea

A Russian jet fighter recently flew around a US warship in the Black Sea for about 90 minutes amidst tensions over Russia's intervention into the Crimea region in Ukraine.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 3 comments

Twitter executives meet Turkish officials amid free speech row

Ankara - Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a row over content on the social media site.
In the Media by AFP

Twitter executives head to Turkey for gov't meeting

New York - Twitter executives will meet officials from Turkey's government, a company spokesman said Sunday, after the country's prime minister vowed to pursue the site for alleged tax evasion.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey rejects Russian claims over U.S. ships in Black Sea

Ankara - Turkey on Saturday dismissed as "out of the question" claims from Russia that it had allowed U.S. warships to stay longer in the Black Sea than permitted under international law.
In the Media by AFP

Top Turkey court annuls parts of controversial judiciary law

Ankara - Turkey's constitutional court on Friday overturned sections of a controversial reform tightening the government's grip on the judiciary, local media said.
In the Media by AFP
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