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Turkish Premier Visit To Malaysia A Success

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InternationalKUALA LUMPUR, June 15 - Bilateral relations between Turkey and Malaysia are set to improve and become even more active in the months to come while both Muslim countries see a sense of urgency in building their economic future together, IslamOnline.net was told Sunday, June 15.

Turkey has always been a major trading partner for Malaysia and the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the South East Asian nation is set to boost this relationship, reported the Bernama news agency Sunday.

While Turkey aims to increase bilateral trade between the two countries to U.S. $1 billion (RM3.8 billion) a year, Malaysia has urged local businessmen to make use of Turkey as a gateway to larger markets in Europe.

Erdogan said Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told him that he would like to see trade between the two countries reach the U.S. $1 billion mark.
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USA cannot solve the issues about Iran, Iraq without Turkey,

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USA cannot solve the issues about Iran, Iraq without Turkey, State Department Director of Policy Planning Richard Haass said in a statement.
Pointing out that the relations between Turkey and USA is so important and it shouldn\'t be abandoned to its fate, \"The ties between two countries have not broken up, but ofcourse it is important to increase and develop the bilateral relations. In my opinion, Turkey is key country. Turkey has extremly important in consideration of its location, history, and influence over Europe, Mid-east and the Caucasus.
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‘Arafat Exile Ready In Tunisian Suburb’; Source

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InternationalPARIS, June 14 - The U.S. has decided to send Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat into exile, as he failed to stop the Palestinian resistance operations, considered by the Washington as \"terrorism\", a Tunisian source in Paris told IslamOnline.net Saturday, June 14.

\"Arafat exile whereabouts will be in Hamamat area, southern Tunisia, the construction process is in the final stage,\" the source - asking not to be named - said.

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First pictures of Saddam\'s hidden shelters

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InternationalSaddam\'s hidden shelters and arsenals in Mosul were discovered in a military operation, captisizing many missiles.
IHA cameras managed to cover the shots of hidden war arsenals and shelters in al-Kandi district of Mosul, very close to a former presidental palace in the city.
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Twin bomb attacks hit export pipeline from Iraq to Turkey

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InternationalFires blazed on the main export pipeline from Iraq\'s northern oilfields to Turkey Friday after what residents said were twin bomb attacks aimed at sabotaging deliveries, which the US-led coalition is poised to resume.
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Israel Accepts Turkey\'s Offer to Hold Middle-East Peace Talks

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InternationalTURKEY, June 14, 2003 - Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul stated that Israel has accepted Turkey\'s offer to play an active role in the Road Map peace plan by holding a conference in Turkey.

Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Lieutenant-General (res.) Shaul Mofaz in Ankara yesterday, Gonul stated in a joint press briefing that political, economic, scientific and technological and military relations had developed as both countries strived for democracy and a free market economy.
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Erdogan were warmly received by Malaysian PM Mahathir

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InternationalKuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, June 14, 2003 - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan were warmly received by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammed in Kuala Lumpur.

While Muhammed was praising Turkey\'s foreign policy during the Iraq war, Erdogan asked how Turkey could be free of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Turning to State Minister for Economy Ali Babacan, Erdogan said jokingly: \"Please explain so that Ali can know how [as well]. Ali, do take some good notes.\"
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Ninety-seven Iraqis have been killed by US troops

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Istanbul, TURKEY, June 14, 2003 - Ninety-seven Iraqis have been killed by US troops in the most severe clash since the end of the war. It was reported that 70 people were killed in an attack on a what was believed to be a guerilla camp in northern Bagdat (Baghdad), as part of a military campaign against Saddam loyalists.

27 people died during the fresh fighting, which emerged after an attack with RPG rockets on tanks of the 4th Infantry Division stationed in Balad in north-east Baghdad. 36 US soldiers had been killed in the attack and an American Apache helicopter was shot down the previous day. The US retaliated using Bradley assault vehicles backed by AH-64 Apache helicopters. Saddam Hussein\'s Fedaeen forces have been targeted in the latest raids.

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Gaza: Thousands vowe to get bloody revenge

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InternationalWith participant of thousands of Palestinans, the funeral ceremony of six people killed by Israeli raid became protest against Ariel Sharon and Mohammad Abbas.
Dead bodies of a senior Hamas member Yasser Mohammed Taha, his wife, three children -including an infant- and another Hamas fighter Cihad Srur were laid to rest amid vows to continue intifada.
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Palestinians Criticize U.S. Stand On Mideast Violence

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InternationalGAZA CITY, June 13 - Palestinian leaders expressed concern Friday, June 13, that the United States was giving a free hand to Israeli occupation forces as the peace process broke down in a new wave of violence, as thousands of Palestinians took part in funerals for Gaza\'s dead after Israeli raids.

Their alarm came as Palestinian resistance fighters and moderates struggled to bridge their differences amid intense U.S. lobbying for an end to their 32-month-old Intifada against Israeli occupation.

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