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January 31, 2016, by VOANews

Tensions rose Saturday between Turkey and Russia when Turkey and NATO said a Russian warplane had violated Turkish airspace. Russia dismissed the Turkish allegations as “baseless propaganda.” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry […]

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EU agreements with Israel don’t apply to ‘occupied territories’ – foreign ministers

January 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Union foreign ministers adopted a position on January 18 that all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU “must unequivocally ...

Man pays his respects to the victims of the terror attack at the Carillon bar in Paris, November 15 2015. Photo: L. Bryant /VOA

Fears renewed of Islamic State attacks in Europe, US

January 13, 2016, by Jeff Seldin of VOAnews

Western intelligence agencies are increasingly worried that Islamic State militants will soon find ways to carry out more and increasingly sophisticat ...

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IS blamed for Istanbul suicide bombing

January 13, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Foreign tourists are said to be among those killed and injured in a suicide attack in Istanbul’s main tourism district.  Turkish officials say at l ...

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    Turkey issues ‘limited’ media ban after suicide attack
    January 13, 2016, by VOANews

    The Turkish government has imposed what it called a “limited” media ban on news coverage following Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Istanbul. The ban was ordered by Turkey’s Radio and Television […]

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    Explosion hits historic Istanbul square
    January 12, 2016, by VOANews

    Turkish media said an explosion Tuesday hit a historic district in central Istanbul, causing casualties. The cause of the blast and the extent of the casualties in the Sultanahmet area […]

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    Sparring continues over Turkish troops in Northern Iraq
    January 1, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The diplomatic dispute over Turkey’s deployment of soldiers and tanks to Iraq continues to deepen, with Baghdad accusing Ankara of reneging on an agreement to withdraw its forces and threatening […]