January 25, 2022
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The arrest sparking Turkey-US tensions

The two NATO allies have engaged in a spiky tit-for-tat that began in early October — Washington responded to the arrest by freezing all of its non-immigrant visa services in the country, causing ire in Ankara, which then responded by doing the same. The deterioration in relations appears to
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World Cup 2018: Egypt and Saudi Arabia paired together in Red Sea derby

Middle Eastern allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia are set to face each other at next year's football World Cup after being drawn in Group A – the same as host nation Russia. Tunisia are set to play England in their opening game, as well as facing off against Belgium and Panama in Group G. Iran and Morocco may face an uphill struggle to get out of the group stages: they
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Witness alleges Turkey’s President helped Iran evade US sanctions

It's the first time Erdogan has been named in the closely-watched US criminal case over Iran's violations of international sanctions and movement of billions of dollars.The case's central figure, Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader, was arrested in Miami last year and has since been the case's top named defendant. There are eight other
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Opinion: Erdogan must stop picking fights with friends

This deterioration of relations between the United States and Turkey should come as no great surprise. It follows a decline in friendliness that has gradually worsened over the last few years on a number of issues.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's requests for the US military to end its cooperation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party-affiliated Syrian
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US-Iran sanctions trial may hamper Turkey’s struggling economy

Turkey's main financial district, behind a residential neighborhood in Istanbul, 30 November (Reuters) A bad economic situation is quickly deteriorating for Turkey. Already the country is suffering from high inflation, large trade deficits, and a plummeting currency. But now a US sanctions-busting trial has cast a spotlight on the alleged corruption and malfeasance
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Trump may recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week

US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after delivering statements in Jerusalem in May (AFP) President Donald Trump may announce next week that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and