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IS advances near Turkish border, civilians trapped

Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The hardli

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Turkey tourist arrivals drop biggest in 17 years

The number of tourists visiting Turkey fell by 28.07 per cent in April from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, marking the biggest drop in 17 years on tensions with Russia and security concerns after a spate of bombings.

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EU ministers make it easier to suspend visa-free travel

European Union ministers on Friday backed making it easier and faster to suspend visa waiver with third countries and said relaxing travel rules for more states was not imminent amid deepening public concern about immigration into the bloc.

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Turkey threatens to take action on Syria border attacks

Turkey will act alone to deal with attacks on the town of Kilis near the Syrian border if it receives no outside help, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, in a sign of Ankara's growing frustration with rocket fire from Islamic State-he

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Turkish firms win $2.4bn Bosphorus Strait project

Two Turkish consortia on Tuesday won tenders to build sections of a 7-billion-lira ($2.36 billion) motorway project that will connect to a new bridge spanning Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait. Limak Holding and Cengiz Holding, whic

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Vodafone Qatar in smart stadium deal

Vodafone Qatar, a leading telecom services operator in the country, has signed an agreement with Turkish football club Besiktas to develop smart stadiums for the mega Fifa 2022 World Cup matches, said a report. The memorandum of u

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Vodafone Qatar in smart stadium deal

Vodafone Qatar, a leading telecom services operator in the country, has signed an agreement with Turkish football club Besiktas to develop smart stadiums for the mega Fifa 2022 World Cup matches, said a report. The memorandum of u

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India eyes Turkey's Halkbank for Iran oil payment

India has approached Turkey's Halkbank to faciliate the payment of $6.5 billion to Iran, which it owes for crude oil imports, Iran's Fars news agency quoted India's ambassador to Tehran as saying on Saturday. "The

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Turkish investors eye 10 new hotels in Iran

Turkish investors will be allowed to build at least 10 hotels in Iran, a Turkish tourism ministry official said on Friday, as the two countries look to increase bilateral trade after international sanctions on Iran were lifted in January.

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Turkish firm Limak set to win Kuwait airport deal

The Kuwait government is set to award a major contract to Turkish firm Limak Construction for the construction, furnishing and maintenance of a new passenger terminal building at Kuwait Airport, said a report. The announcement was

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