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Items filtered by date: February 2017

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Held without access to sunlight or his relatives, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is under more restrictive captivity than any other U.S. prisoner and it is difficult to mount a defense, his court-appointed lawyers said on Thursday.

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A U.S. judge on Friday approved a $25 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed fraud against President Donald Trump and his Trump University real estate seminars.

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U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February amid delays in the payment of income tax refunds, but the biggest annual increase in inflation in nearly five years supported expectations of further interest rate hikes this year.

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'Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt ' Trump says on Twitter

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'Saying yes on April 16 means saying yes to a stronger Turkey,' says Yildirim

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Bosnian court sentences Ostoja Stanisic over 1995 genocide after 4-year trial; acquits assistant

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End of Operation Euphrates Shield does not mean threats against Turkey are completely over, Fikri Isik says

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A German high school, which is known for its close links to the Gülenist terror organization (FETÖ), announced Thursday that it would close by the end of July due to the decreasing number of students enrolling in the school.

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The Istanbul Gate, a 4,790-meter long wall located in western Turkey's Iznik will undergo a massive restoration project to protect the integrity of the structure, according to a statement from the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality.

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Turkish lender Halkbank said its operations and transactions are in full compliance with national and international regulations.

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Runners from all over the world took part in the 5th annual Palestine Marathon on Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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Following Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani's recent remarks on holding a possible referendum on independence at the "earliest time," Turkey's presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın told members of the media yesterday at the Presidential Palace that such a move would be "wrong," stressing that Turkey, "Disapproves bringing up such a matter especially in the times when regional security risks are at their highest."

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The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn's request for immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as part of ongoing probes into possible contacts between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, congressional sources said.

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South Korean tech giant unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal

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Germany's 16 states have appealed to the federal government of Chancellor Angela Merkel to include them in negotiations about Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Starbucks Corp will open a dedicated mobile order and pay store next week in its Seattle headquarters building as it tests how to best serve convenience-oriented customers, the company said in a letter to employees on Thursday.

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FIFA said on Friday it had completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities.

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A corroding South Korean ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week arrived Friday at the port where it will be searched for the remains of the last nine victims of the 2014 sinking.

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Park Geun-hye placed under arrest 3 weeks after being ousted from office

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Nusret Gökçe aka 'Salt Bae', the Turkish butcher who became an internet phenomenon after posting Instagram videos showing him slicing meat and seasoning it with salt went viral, has played a guest role in the popular Netflix series Narcos.

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Renowned Turkish actor Halit Akçatepe, one of the most prominent figures of Turkish comedy movies and series of the "Yeşilçam" era, passed away Friday at the age of 79 in Istanbul.

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Trump approves 'additional precision fires', Pentagon says

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Company receives $6.5B from White House to build first network for first responders

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2 White House officials reportedly helped Devin Nunes get information that Trump was caught up in incidental surveillance

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The reaction to a phone call by the U.S. Embassy to Adil Öksüz, one of the masterminds of the July 15 coup attempt, blamed on FETÖ, is growing, as Ankara says it is not satisfied with the embassy's defense of the call, which it said was to inform Öksüz about the denial of his visa, Turkey is questioning Washington's ‘sincerity' and calling on the U.S. to deny visas to other FETÖ suspects

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Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı said on Thursday he expected better visitor numbers in 2017, after a "difficult year".

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Recently introduced by an omnibus bill and approved by the Turkish parliament, VAT-free residential sales of housing to foreigners starts tomorrow. The move is expected to drive the Turkish real estate sector

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While Ankara and Washington continue to differ on several issues such as the dispute over support to the YPG and indifference toward FETÖ, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson yesterday experienced a difficult day in Ankara due to the legacy remaining from the Obama administration

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A video of U.S. President Donald Trump, in which the president repeatedly moves around items on a White House table, has gone viral.

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A burglar who broke into a house in southern Adana province and stole money accidentally entered Incirlik Air Base as he was being chased by the owner of the house and his neighbors.

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Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı said on Thursday he expected better visitor numbers in 2017, after a "difficult year".

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Donald Trump's daughter will become an official White House employee in an unpaid role.

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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and other officials met U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, a day after Turkey said it has ended a military operation in northern Syria amid differences with the United States over how to fight the Daesh terrorist group there.

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A Texas state trooper said early Thursday that 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas.

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Nazmi Erol, 80, has been suffering from insomnia for over a year. Almost a year ago, he came to Istanbul to live with his son, but since he came, he has not been able to sleep in the house.

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Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse has been banned for doping and stands to lose two Olympic silver medals. The IAAF says Abeylegesse tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol in a retest of a sample she gave at the 2007 world championships.

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Veteran artist Muhsin Kut's works from the last 60 years, created in various cities with various materials, are on display at a retrospective exhibition at İş Sanat Kibele Gallery until April 15

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The Turkish contractor, Turmaks, will build the Maldives' largest mosque, which will have a capacity of 6,000 worshippers, the company said Wednesday.

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The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot.

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Development minister gets down to work during a visit to southern Mersin province, his hometown

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Yildirim says April 16 referendum is about changing system of government

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Tel Aviv reduces annual UN payment – again – to protest alleged ‘anti-Israel bias’ by human rights council

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Oil prices need to be between $70- $100 per barrel to produce profitable oil from the North Pole, says Russia's Energy Min.

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State Dept. official tells CBS schools bear resemblance to 'organized crime' doing 'money laundering'

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It makes no sense to cooperate with one terrorist group -- the PKK/YPG -- to fight another, says Turkey's foreign minister

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