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Turkey warns Armenia over claims for long-lost land

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 18 (UPI) -- Turkey's foreign minister has warned Armenian officials to "know the limits" of their attempts to regain land lost 100 years ago to Ottoman forces.
Turkey, U.S. speeding up talks on giving arms to Syrian rebels

Turkey, U.S. speeding up talks on giving arms to Syrian rebels

ANKARA, Turkey, June 21 (UPI) -- Turkey and the United States say they have accelerated talks on how to deliver arms to Syrian rebels since Washington decided to supply them with military aid.

City police, not riot police, burned protest tents in Istanbul park

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 20 (UPI) -- Five people, including four Istanbul, Turkey, municipal police officers, have been suspended for burning protesters' tents in Gezi Park, officials say.

Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 200,000

ANKARA, Turkey, June 14 (UPI) -- The number of Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their homeland to Turkey has grown to more than 200,000, Turkish officials said.

U.N. rights leader: Syrian war 'intolerable affront' to conscience

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 27 (UPI) -- Syria's civil war has devolved into an "intolerable affront to the human conscience" since it began, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said Monday.

Iraq threatens Turkey peace plan with PKK

ERBIL, Iraq, May 16 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government is threatening to sabotage a peace process between Turkey and its Kurdish separatist rebels.

Turkey says Syria set off deadly car bombs

ANKARA, Turkey, May 12 (UPI) -- Turkey Sunday accused neighboring Syria of being behind the weekend car bombings that killed 46 people in the border town of Reyhanli.

Car bombs rock Turkish border town, killing at least 40 people

REYHANLI, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- Two car bombs exploded outside government buildings in a Turkish border town Saturday, killing at least 40 people, and injuring more than 100, officials said.

Turkey claims Syria carrying out ethnic cleansing

ANKARA, Turkey, May 8 (UPI) -- The alleged massacre of Sunnis in the Syrian city of Banias is part of an ethnic-cleansing campaign, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Kerry: Renewed commitment to 'pluralistic Syria'

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday outlined an international plan to bolster moderate forces in Syria in their struggle against President Bashar Assad.

Gov't reports hitting rebel targets; Red Cross recovers dead in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 17 (UPI) -- Armed forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad targeted sites on the outskirts of Homs Wednesday, killing opposition forces, state-run media reported.

Kerry: Diplomat death a 'contradiction'

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the death of a U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan was "a confrontation with ... everything our country stands for."

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Turkey first stop on 9-day Kerry trip

Turkey first stop on 9-day Kerry trip

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday began a nine-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia, beginning in Turkey, the State Department said.

EUs Ashton lauds Turkish partnership

ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UPI) -- Bilateral relations with Turkey are of "vital importance" to the European Union, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

South Sudan courts Turkey as mediator

ANKARA, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) -- A delegation from South Sudan is expected to brief the Turkish government on the negotiations with Sudan, the Turkish foreign ministry said.
Kerry in Turkey for Middle East discussion

Kerry in Turkey for Middle East discussion

ANKARA, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the Middle East this weekend during a visit to Turkey in advance of President Obama's trip to Israel.

Syrian refugees top 200K in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, March 10 (UPI) -- Turkish officials said more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have flooded over the border to escape two years of violence to oust President Bashar Assad.
Bakery attacks prove civilians targeted

Bakery attacks prove civilians targeted

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people standing in line for bread were killed and injured in targeted attacks by Syrian forces on bakeries last year, a human rights group says.

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Kerry addresses Erdogan Zionism remark

Kerry addresses Erdogan Zionism remark

ANKARA, Turkey, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Friday admonished Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling Zionism "a crime against humanity."

Assad: Israel trying to destabilize Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- In response to last week's alleged Israeli air strike northwest of Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad Sunday accused Israel of trying to destabilize Syria.

U.S.: Assad plan 'detached from reality'

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department disparaged a proposal Syrian President Bashar Assad said would resolve his country's 21-month uprising as "detached from reality."

Abbas condemns Yarmouk Damascus airstrike

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned a deadly airstrike shelling of Syria's largest Palestinian refugee neighborhood in Damascus.

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