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Turkey quake kills seven, topples buildings

An earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, killing seven people and toppling buildings less than three weeks after a massive quake killed more than 600 people in the same area. Television footage showed rescue teams searching through the rubble trying to find possible survivors after the 5.6 magnitude quake struck near the…

Turkey refuses U.S. mediation in crisis with Israel

Turkey does not need United States’ mediation to solve a long-lasting crisis with Israel over a deadly 2010 flotilla raid, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. “We do not need mediation … for Israel in any way,” Davutoglu said during a televised press conference in the central province of…

Turkey expels Israeli envoy over Gaza flotilla

Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador to Ankara on Friday and suspended all military ties with its one-time ally after a UN report condemned excessive force used by Israel on a Gaza aid flotilla. “At this point the measures we are taking are: The relations between Turkey and Israel will be…

Libyan rebels to seek U.N. seat in September

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Libyan rebel political leader said on Friday the transitional government-in-waiting will seek a seat at the United Nations next month following the apparent overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi this week. “We hope that next month Libya will be occupying the seat it holds at the United Nations,”…

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