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Turkey and the UAE offer their help Iran earthquake victims

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InternationalTurkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today offered aid to Iran to aid victims of the two strong earthquakes of 6.2 and 6 on the Richter scale that struck northwestern country yesterday , Iranian state television reported in English, Press TV.
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50,000 Syrians who have sought refuge in neighboring Turkey

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Syrian refugees in Turkey come to 50,000 , according to figures provided by the Turkish authorities to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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The former chief of General Staff Hilmi Özkök said that there were conspiracies against Erdogan, but were not serious

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InternationalThe former head of the Turkish General Staff Hilmi Özkök said during his appearance Thursday before the Criminal Court in Istanbul that there were conspiracies against the government, but has ensured that all of them lacked seriousness, as reported by the Turkish daily "Hurriyet".
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Burma: Government Forces Targeting Rohingya Muslims

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InternationalBurmese security forces committed killings, rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims after failing to protect both them and Arakan Buddhists during deadly sectarian violence in western Burma in June 2012. Government restrictions on humanitarian access to the Rohingya community have left many of the over 100,000 people displaced and in dire need of food, shelter, and medical care.
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U.S. and Turkey agree to "accelerate political transition" in Syria

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan , have held a telephone conversation on the future of Syria , where they agreed to accelerate the political transition in the Arab country.
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UK tries to mediate between Israel and Turkey, said an Israeli newspaper

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The British government tries to mediate between Israel and Turkey limen roughness and resume diplomatic relations that once united them as strategic allies, said today the Israeli newspaper "Haaretz".
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Turkey hardens tone and calls for a NATO meeting

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InternationalThe NATO has accepted the request of the Turkish Government and tomorrow in Brussels will be held an emergency meeting of the members of NATO.
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The EU calls on Turkey "restraint" after the overthrow of the Syrian military plane

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InternationalThe diplomat of the European Union (EU), Catherine Ashton , today called on Turkey "containment" in his reaction to the downing of one of its combat aircraft by Syrian forces. "We are obviously looking to Turkey to show restraint in its response, "said Ashton upon arrival of a Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU being held today in Luxembourg , and in which the EU high representative confirmed that it will address the Turkish plane affair.
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Chinese tourist accused of smuggling cultural relics in Turkey

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Du and his wife and his mother boarded a plane in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Istanbul, Turkey on March 18 to visit the southwestern resort town of Antalya, where the defendant bought a rectangular stone from a street vendor for a price of 20 euros.
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Turkey has grown by 8.5% in 2011 and remains just behind China

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The Turkish economy has grown by 8.5% during the year 2011, announced today the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), a figure that sits just behind China, the largest expanding economy.
The report, available on the official website of TurkStat, details the growth of the last quarter of 2011 was 5.2%, while gross domestic product (GDP) per head is $ 10,444.
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