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ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish delegation accompanying President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington held fruitful talks with U.S. officials, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Wednesday, as the NATO allies seek to overcome mounting differences.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defence system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as "wonderful."
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday it was important to bring Turkey "back in the fold" as he renewed warnings that Ankara appeared to be drifting away from NATO with this year's arms deal with Russia and its incursion into Syria.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (Reuters) - The U.S. military pullback from the Kobani area in northeastern Syria near Turkey's border should take "another week or so" to complete, Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday, as the U.S. military repositions and reduces its forces in Syria.
PETALING JAYA: A power vacuum exists among Malaysian Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria following the deaths of their senior leaders Akel Zainal and Mohd Rafi Udin.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turkey, after Ankara started to repatriate the fighters this week.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian court on Wednesday began the trial of a Syrian man accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity as a military leader of Islamic State near the city of Homs in 2015, saying he participated in the murders of dozens of people.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number of mayors who have been dismissed after being elected earlier this year.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year.
MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A 24-year-old university student blew himself up outside police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan on Wednesday, wounding six people, just a month after an Islamist militant attacked a former security minister.