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Turkish police break up occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park

The protesters had been warned time and again but when the police intervention finally came, it came suddenly, in a haze of acrid tear gas, confused screams and trampled tents. Within minutes, the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park was over. The clouds of white smoke still lingered when dozens of…

Turkey cuts some ties with ‘racist’ France over genocide law

Turkey reacted with fury Thursday to a vote by French lawmakersto outlaw denial of the Armenian genocide, immediately cutting military ties and warning of “irreparable damage” to relations. “This is politics based on racism, discrimination and xenophobia,” thundered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ordering home Ankara’s ambassador to Paris and banning political visits between the…

Boy, 12, rescued as Turkey death toll hits 570

A 12-year-old boy was pulled out alive from the rubble of Turkey’s devastating earthquake on Friday after being trapped under twisted lumps of masonry for more than 108 hours. While the death toll from last Sunday’s tragedy rose to 570, the rescue of Ferhat Tokay in the early hours of…

Israel a nuclear threat to the Middle East: Turkish PM

Israel is a “threat” to its region because it owns nuclear weapons, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “I right now see Israel as a threat for its region, because it has the atomic bomb,” Erdogan said in a foreign policy speech during an official visit to…

Israel ends police cooperation with Turkey

JERUSALEM — Israel said on Monday it was withdrawing its police representative from Turkey and ending bilateral cooperation between their forces as the diplomatic crisis between the two former allies deepened. “Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has ordered the transfer to Bucharest of the Israel Police representative in Ankara,” ministry…

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…

Libya fighters surge into two Kadhafi bastions

Fighters loyal to Libya’s new leaders on Friday thrust deep into the city of Sirte and into desert oasis Bani Walid, two of fugitive Moamer Kadhafi’s few remaining bastions, AFP reporters said. On the political front, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Tripoli, boosting international support for the…

Turkey wants strong ties with Arab Spring countries

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on Monday begin an “Arab Spring” tour to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in a bid to forge stronger ties as relations with Israel are sinking to new lows over a flotilla row. The visit to Egypt comes amid a state of high alert…

Israel calls Turkey’s threat to send warships ‘grave and serious’

A top Israeli minister on Friday described as “grave and serious” a threat by Ankara to send warships to escort any aid vessels trying to reach the Gaza Strip in defiance of Israel’s naval blockade. Israel and Turkey have been locked in a bitter dispute since May 2010 when Israeli…

Turkish PM freezes trade, military ties with Israel

ANKARA — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Tuesday a total freeze in trade and defense ties with Israel amid a dispute with the Jewish state. “We are totally suspending our trade, military, defense industry relations,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by Anatolia news agency.…

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