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Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as IS advances

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian

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Qatar to send Turkey 1.2 bcm of LNG in winter months

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that Qatar has agreed to send 1.2 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Turkey during the winter months to help cover demand.   The shi

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Turkish bank Aktif approves Islamic bond

Aktif Bank, Turkey's largest privately owned investment bank, has received regulatory approval to issue 200 million lira ($91 million) in Islamic bonds, the Capital Markets Board said. The lender will sell the sukuk to qualifi

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US opposes Iran role in anti-Islamic State coalition

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it was "not appropriate" for Iran to join talks on confronting Islamic State militants, as he appeared to play down how fast countries can commit to force or other steps in an emerging co

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Elevator accident prompts review of Turkish work safety rules

Turkey's government has said it will review workplace safety standards days after ten workers were killed when an elevator plunged 32 floors at a construction site in Istanbul. Police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse prote

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Al Ruwad to market Istanbul homes

Kuwait-based Sinan Real Estate Company has signed an exclusive sales agreement with Dubai's Al Ruwad Real Estate Consultants for its upcoming real estate projects in Turkey. As per the deal, Al Ruwad will have full rights to m

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Turkey may play quiet role in US coalition against IS

Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the US is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might retaliate against dozens of Turks held hostage. Pres

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Turkey 'among top medical tourism destinations'

Turkey is fast becoming a top medical tourism destination for the Gulf and other Arab countries, a report said. Many patients are opting Turkey for a nip, tuck, laser eye surgery or hair transplant, it said. Over the past few y

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Turkey 'among top medical tourism destinations'

Turkey is fast becoming a top medical tourism destination for the Gulf and other Arab countries, a report said. Many patients are opting Turkey for a nip, tuck, laser eye surgery or hair transplant, it said. Over the past few y

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Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life.

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