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Hopes fade for missing as Turkey quake toll rises

Elazig - Rescuers desperately attempted Sunday to find survivors in eastern Turkey in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake claimed at least 38 lives.

Residents fear aftershocks more than cold after Turkey quake

Elazig - A dozen people bundled up in colourful blankets crouched around a makeshift fire in eastern Turkey. It is an icy night in Elazig and Esra Kasapoglu shivers but she says "it's out of the question to return home.

Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

Elazig - A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday.

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, four dead

Istanbul - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least four people dead and causing buildings to collapse.The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig at around 8.

Turkey targets 'weakest link' Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Nicosia - Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a regional alliance buffering Ankara's ambitions, analysts told AFP.

Cyprus brands Turkey 'pirate state' in gas drilling row

Apo - Cyprus accused on Sunday Turkey of turning into a "pirate state", attacking Ankara's exploratory oil and gas drilling off its coastal waters a day after the EU issued its own warning.

'Not forgotten': Protesters seek justice for slain Turkish-Armenian journalist

Istanbul - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday outside the former offices of Agos newspaper in Istanbul where Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered 13 years ago, a killing which sent shockwaves across the country.

Erdogan says hopes for 'important step' in Libya talks

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he hoped for an "important step" to cement Libya's fragile ceasefire at an international peace conference in Germany.

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall.

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years. Turkey was the only country in the world apart from China to entirely block access to the online encyclopedia.

'Too early' to say Libya ceasefire collapsed: Turkey

Ankara - Turkey said Wednesday it was still confident the ceasefire in Libya would hold despite strongman Khalifa Haftar's refusal to sign a permanent truce.

Libya ceasefire agreed after months of fighting

Tripoli - Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

Libya's GNA accepts ceasefire after rival Haftar: statement

Tripoli - Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed on Sunday to a ceasefire urged by Moscow and Ankara, several hours after rival strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a cessation of hostilities.

Eleven migrants die after boat sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - Eleven migrants died on Saturday, including eight children, when their vessel sank in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Turkey-Libya deals 'void': Egypt, France, Greece, Cyprus

Apo - France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus on Wednesday declared "null and void" agreements between Ankara and Libya assigning Turkey rights over a vast area of the eastern Mediterranean.

Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to inaugurate a new gas pipeline, with tensions in Libya and Syria also on the agenda.

Greek PM on White House trip amid Turkey tension

Athens - Six months into his term, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heads to his first White House visit on January 7 amidst tense relations with NATO ally and regional rival Turkey.

Turkish intervention risks Syria scenario for Libya: experts

Paris - Turkey's decision to approve the deployment of troops to Libya risks plunging the North African nation deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers including Russia, experts warn.

Trump warns Turkey against 'interference' after Libya vote

Ankara - Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any "foreign interference" in the war-torn country.

Erdogan, Istanbul rival lock horns over 'crazy canal'

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream project of building a canal in Istanbul to rival those at Suez and Panama has turned into a political showdown with the city's new mayor.

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Istanbul - The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.

Turkish President promises military aid to LIbyan government

Recep Erdogan, the Turkish president, said on Thursday that Turkey will be sending ground troops and advanced weapons to Libya. He said the deployment is expected some time in January.

Turkey unveils first domestically produced electric car

Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced electric car on Friday, saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicles in a project expected to cost 22 billion lira ($3.7 billion) over 13 years.

Turkey's Erdogan paves the way for troop deployment in Libya

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday opened the way for direct Turkish military intervention in Libya, announcing a parliamentary vote in early January on sending troops to support the UN-backed Tripoli government against strongman Khalifa Haftar...

Turkish court ignores European ruling calling for release of businessman

Silivri - A Turkish court on Tuesday ignored calls to release a businessman charged with seeking to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, despite a ruling by Europe's top rights body.

Syria regime forces surround Turkish army post in Idlib

Beirut - Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in Idlib province Monday after overrunning nearby areas in a push to take the last opposition bastion, a war monitor said.

Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

Apo - Jamal Khashoggi, whose gruesome murder plunged Saudi Arabia into its biggest crisis since the 9/11 attacks, was a prominent journalist and critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government.

Turkey cannot handle new Syria refugee flow alone: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned Europe that Turkey could not handle alone a new wave of Syrian refugees fleeing increased bombardment in the northwestern Idlib province.

Greek FM seeks support against Tripoli-Ankara maritime deal

Benghazi - Greece's foreign minister made a whirlwind tour of eastern Libya, Egypt and Cyprus Sunday amid tensions with Turkey following Ankara's contentious maritime deal with the Tripoli government.

Why does Turkey seek a greater role in war-torn Libya?

Tripoli - Turkey's parliament approved a security and military cooperation deal with Libya's UN-recognised unity government based in Tripoli on Saturday.
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