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Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament......

Erdogan’s waning patience: Four questions for Turkey’s central bank

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Turkey’s Central Bank headquarters is seen in Ankara, Turkey in this January 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas//File Photo As world preps for tighter policy, Turkey looks to ease Erdogan has urged rate cuts despite rising inflation ISTANBUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank has begun setting the stage......

Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it ‘unimaginable’

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing......

Turkish President Erdogan says to meet Greek PM in New York

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ANKARA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York. The NATO members and regional rivals have been at odds over a host of maritime......

Turkey raises required reserve ratios for forex deposits

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Turkey’s Central Bank headquarters is seen in Ankara, Turkey in this January 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas//File Photo ISTANBUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank said on Wednesday it raised the required reserve ratio for forex and precious metal deposits by 200 basis points, in a move economists......

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at US and Turkish forces in Syria

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MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Monday for the first time since 2018 and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without permission or a U.N. mandate – a rebuke of the United States and Turkey. Putin is Assad’s most......

Factbox: Evacuations from Afghanistan by country

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An Afghan boy looks on as he leaves Incheon International Airport after arriving in South Korea with other Afghan evacuees who supported the South Korean government’s activities in Afghanistan, in Incheon, South Korea, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Aug 27 (Reuters) – The United States and allies are hurrying to......

Dozens of civilians, 10 U.S. troops killed in bloodbath at Kabul airport

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Dozens of bodies visible in videos Western nations had warned of Islamic State threat A ‘complex attack’, says Pentagon spokesman U.S. to shift focus to getting last troops out Aug 26 (Reuters) – Suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions on Thursday, causing......

Iraq seeks to ease Saudi-Iran hostility at Baghdad summit

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Gulf states fear they can no longer rely on Washington France, Iraq hope to pave way for regional dialogue Progress may hinge on Iran nuclear talks, says source Riyadh and Tehran vying for regional hegemony BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Iraq has invited Iran and Tehran’s Gulf Arab foes to......

Turkey reinforces border to block any Afghan migrant wave

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Turkey currently hosts nearly 4 million Syrian refugees Taliban taking power in Afghanistan sparked concerns of new migrant wave Erdogan said Turkey will not be “Europe’s migrant storage unit” Repatriation of Afghans halted due to current situation in the country VAN, Turkey, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Afghans who manage to......

Putin and Erdogan agree to strengthen coordination on Afghan issues – Kremlin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool MOSCOW, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Afghanistan during a phone call and agreed to strengthen bilateral coordination on Afghan......

Taliban urge Afghan unity as protests spread to Kabul

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Taliban ask imams to urge unity at Friday prayers Protests in Kabul and eastern cities, several killed Leader of anti-Taliban opposition supports protests More than 8,000 evacuated since Sunday -security official Taliban tell people without travel documents to leave airport KABUL, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The Taliban called on Afghanistan’s......

Delta outbreak exposes New Zealand’s low vaccination rates

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Lambton Quay is devoid of people on the first day of a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wellington, New Zealand, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Praveen Menon New Zealand enters second day of lockdown NZ reports 11 new cases on Thursday, total at 21 PM Ardern......

Erdogan says Turkey still aims to maintain Kabul airport security

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ISTANBUL, Aug 18 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey still aims to maintain security at Kabul airport, after Taliban fighters took control of Afghanistan’s capital. NATO member Turkey, which has hundreds of troops in Afghanistan, had been discussing with the United States a proposal to keep......

Ex-U.S. President Bush says U.S. must quickly aid Afghan refugees

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Aug 17 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush, who launched a “war on terror” in Afghanistan and elsewhere following the Sept. 11, 2001attacks, urged the U.S. government to expedite help for Afghan refugees following the Taliban’s swift takeover in recent days. “The United States government has the legal......

Turkey welcomes Taliban statements since their takeover in Afghanistan

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ANKARA, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Turkey is in talks with all parties in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, and views positively the messages the Islamist militants have sent since taking control of the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Cavusoglu was speaking a day after Turkish security sources said......

Death toll rises to 77 from Turkey floods, 47 reported missing

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ISTANBUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The death toll from flash floods that swept through several towns in Turkish Black Sea provinces last week has risen to 77 people and emergency workers are continuing to search for 47 who are missing, authorities said on Monday. The floods last week brought chaos......

U.S. State Department says all embassy personnel at Kabul airport

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WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said late Sunday that all American embassy personnel in Kabul had been safely evacuated and are now located on the premises at Hamid Karzai International Airport. State Department spokesman Ned Price in a statement added that the Kabul airport’s “perimeter is......

Death toll from northern Turkey floods rises to 58

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BOZKURT, Turkey, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Flash floods that have swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea region have killed 58 people, authorities said on Sunday, in the second natural disaster to strike Turkey this month. The floods brought chaos to northern provinces just as authorities were declaring wildfires......

Russia says crash of firefighting plane in Turkey killed eight – Ifax

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MOSCOW, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The Russian defence ministry said on Saturday that eight people had been killed in a crash of a firefighting Be-200 plane in Turkey, Interfax news agency reported. The military said earlier that five Russian servicemen and three Turkish citizens were on board. Reporting by Maria......

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