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USD/TRY targets 15.00 ahead of Russian-Ukrainian peace talks

USD/TRY resumes offers to reverse Friday’s pullback from the 3-month high. Russia and Ukraine ready for further talks after citing progress, Moscow attack slammed. US Treasury yields propel the DXY amid rising hopes of a 0.50% Fed rate hike on Wednesday. China’s covid cases bolster safe-haven demand for the US …

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Drone cameras destined for Ukraine were banned earlier for export to Turkey

Breadcrumb Links News defense watch The ban on exporting the sensors to Turkey came after the Canadian government determined the drones were being used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia. Publication date : March 09, 2022 • 21 minutes ago • 2 minute read A file photo shows a Turkish-made Bayraktar …

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Swift: EU leaders line up to support Russia’s banking network ban | European Union

A growing number of EU countries – including France, Italy, Spain and Greece – have said they would support a ban on Russia using global payment network Swift in the intended to exert additional pressure on the country after its invasion of Ukraine. Cyprus and Hungary have also said they …

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Turkey could become the next narco-state in the Middle East

The assassination of Turkish Cypriot casino magnate Halil Falyali last week was the latest installment in Turkey’s underground wars against drug trafficking and illicit finance. Turkish mobster turned whistleblower Sedat Peker accused Falyali last year of being a key player in cocaine trafficking and colluding with Erkan Yildirim, the son …

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NATO urges Europe to diversify energy supply amid standoff with Russia

Concerned about Europe’s energy vulnerability, the NATO chief said on Sunday that the continent needed to diversify its energy supplies. Britain has warned it is “highly likely” that Russia, a major natural gas supplier, wants to invade Ukraine. Russia has massed some 120,000 troops near its neighbor and demanded that …

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Emory University goes remote for back to school

ATLANTA – The president of Emory University said on Tuesday that the school was switching to virtual classes to start the spring semester due to a nationwide increase in COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant. In a letter to the college community, President Gregory Fenves said Emory will return …

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17 Libyan candidates in statement say postponement of elections inevitable

Seventeen Libyan presidential candidates issued a joint statement on Monday in which they implicitly acknowledged that a delay was inevitable as the elections were only days away. Scheduled for Friday, the vote aims to crown a United Nations-led peace process after a decade of conflict. But it has been plagued …

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Foreign drones tip the scales in Ethiopia’s civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya – After the Prime Minister of Ethiopia scored an astonishing military victory earlier this month, overthrowing a rebel march on the capital that threatened to topple him, he credited his troops for their bravery. “Ethiopia is proud of your incredible heroism,” jubilant leader Abiy Ahmed told his troops …

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Massive brawl breaks out in Turkish parliament

What was supposed to be an orderly diplomatic scene quickly turned into a fight club today, as officials in costume threw hay at their opponents. What was supposed to be an orderly diplomatic scene quickly turned into a fight club as officials now squabble over Turkey’s faltering economy. The country …

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“Our money has no value”: frustration increases in Turkey during the pound crisis

ISTANBUL – Lines in front of bread shops and gas stations; farmers in default of payment; impromptu street demonstrations. Signs of economic distress in Turkey are all too clear as the pound continues on a steep slide. Sporadic protests have erupted around Turkey and opposition parties have called for a …

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President Alvi calls for measures to integrate ECO region – Journal

• Sees an imperative for peace in Afghanistan for the TAPI gas pipeline, the CASA-1000 power grid and the trans-Afghan railway projects• Bilateral talks with the presidents of Uzbekistan, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said that the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation …

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Turkish opposition begins to join ranks against Erdogan

But at home, his opponents are getting organized. Among those fighting, Davutoglu and former finance minister Ali Babacan, both former members of Erdogan’s Conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP), have created new parties. Coming out of five years in the cold after falling out with Mr Erdogan and resigning as …

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Putin and Erdogan: situational enemies

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) eliminates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their meeting at the Russian Presidency’s official residence in Sochi, Russia, September 29, 2021. / Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) eliminates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their meeting at the Russian Presidency’s official residence in Sochi, …

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What awaits Turkey-Germany relations in the post-Merkel era?

Turkey has followed with keen interest the recent German elections which took place against the backdrop of the imminent resignation of longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, in power for 16 years in Germany. The results Let’s look at the unofficial election results first. The Social Democratic Party (SPD), which nominated Finance …

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Here are the best foreign stories at 1700 hours

Outlook September 26, 2021 5:09 PM IST Here are the best foreign stories at 1700 hours perspectivesinde.com 1970-01-01T05: 30: 00 + 0530 TOP FOREIGN STORIES AT 1700 HOURS FGN 10 CHINA-INDIA-SENT-BORDER Don’t change the goals, don’t confuse border management with solving the border issue, Indian envoy to China Beijing: India …

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Turkish court rules ex-teacher tortured in custody

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on May 18, 2021 that a former teacher arrested for links to the Gülen movement had been tortured in detention and his rights violated, Bold Medya reported. The court ordered that Eyüp Binici, 46, be paid 40,000 Turkish lira in compensation for being sexually assaulted, beaten …

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ISHM: September 9 – September 16, 2021 – Iraq

Key points to remember: Kadhimi visits Tehran; PMF reintegrates 30,000 demobilized combatants; Iraq asks for help to recover billions of stolen funds; IHEC crackdown on voter card trade – On September 12, Prime Minister Kadhimi arrived in Tehran and co-chaired a meeting with Iranian Ibrahim Raisi to discuss trade expansion, …

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Iraq sees new regional role and seeks help to rebuild

(Bloomberg) – Iraq on Saturday sought to find additional support for its turbulent reconstruction efforts amid a rally of foreign leaders who could also help iron out regional rivalries. French President Emmanuel Macron and his Egyptian counterpart were due to attend the event, along with senior leaders and diplomats from …

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In photos: fires ravage southern Europe

ATHENS – Shells of houses and cars ravaged by flames. Stretches of forest reduced to ashes. Tourists evacuated by boat from once idyllic beaches where the sky is covered in smoke. As southern Europe grapples with one of its worst heat waves in decades, deadly wildfires have engulfed swathes of …

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Greece, Turkey tackle massive forest fires

A firefighting helicopter shoots down as a forest fire burns in the village of Ippokratios Politia, north of Athens, Greece on August 6, 2021. Costas Baltas, Reuters Hundreds of firefighters battled a blaze on the outskirts of Athens on Friday as dozens of fires raged in Greece in what the …

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Kuwaitis hail Turkish influence, praise Erdoğan

The Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, stood out with a statement in which he described Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan as a “brave man in his positions, his words and his acts ”. His stance has been seen by Kuwaiti analysts as an indication of major …

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REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10PM GMT / 6PM ET

Here are the best stories and upcoming coverage plans for the Reuters text service at 10 p.m. GMT / 6 p.m. ET. For a full calendar of news and events, visit our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect here. BEST STORIES GLOBAL ETHIOPIA-ELECTION Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy’s party wins landslide election …

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What is Turkey fighting against at home and abroad?

Many people in Turkey believe that the economic crises, failure and stagnation of the country are mainly due to the interventions of foreign powers. It is undeniable that foreign powers have an impact on Turkey’s struggle to ensure economic and political stability. In particular, the tensions that Turkey has experienced …

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Turkey celebrates Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA The Turkish leader and senior officials celebrated Labor and Solidarity Day on Saturday. “We will not leave any opportunity in our country for those who wish to exploit this holy sweat on the foreheads of our workers,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following an iftar, a breaking meal in …

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