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Forensics expert ‘cut to pieces’ Saudi journalist’s body as colleagues listened to music – sources

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was cut into pieces after his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, a Turkish source has told CNN and Al Jazeera. The source told Al Jazeera that the murder took about seven minutes and said that Saudi forensics expert Saleh al-Tubaiqi dismembered Khashoggi’s body and asked his […]

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Ankara Blames Saudis for Lack of Cooperation in Probe Into Journo Disappearance

ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Saudi authorities are not cooperating on the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and in particular, are not letting Turkish prosecutors to the consulate building, Turkish Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

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Turkey Tells US They Have Video That Proves Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed – Report

The Turkish government has informed US officials it has audio and video recordings that prove that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Consulate in Instanbul, according to a report by the Washington Post.

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Turkey ‘Closed Chapter of IMF Credits’, Never to Borrow Again – Erdogan

ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey does not intend to borrow loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) anymore, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday. “We have closed the chapter of the IMF credits in order not to open it anymore,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday addressing the activists of Turkey’s ruling […]

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Lavrov: Russia-Turkey Deal on Idlib Just Interim Step

The decision by Russia and Turkey on Idlib is an intermediate step; the demilitarized zone will prevent the shelling of Syrian troops at Hmeymim base, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. As for the Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib, it is aimed primarily at eradicating the terrorist threat. This is certainly an intermediate step, because only […]

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Russia-Turkey-Iran Summit Sends Strong Signal to US – Iranian Analysts

Russia, Turkey and Iran need to team up in the face of the pressure exerted on them by Washington, Iranian analysts told Sputnik, commenting on the September trilateral meeting in Tehran. According to them, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara could work out a joint strategy to resist the US sanctions policy.

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Discussed Non-Dollar Trade at Summit in Tehran – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iranian Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati has discussed a possible replacement of the US dollar by national currencies in trade transactions with Turkish and Russian representatives at the recent trilateral summit of the Syrian ceasefire guarantor states, local media reported.

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Turkey & Qatar seal currency swap deal to cut US dollar transactions

Qatar and Turkey have inked a currency swap agreement to boost liquidity and provide financial stability, Qatar’s central bank said, days after Doha pledged $15 billion of direct investment into Turkish markets. The deal, which aims to boost cooperation between the countries, was clinched on Friday. The agreement will set up a two-way currency exchange […]

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Are Turkey’s Days in NATO Numbered?

Turkey is the latest target for US trade barriers, faces sanctions against top ministers and is even having its purchasing of advanced US weapons reconsidered. The Anatolian country’s leaders have indicated they are beginning to look elsewhere, feeling like the US is trying “to make Turkey surrender in all areas, from finance to politics.” On […]

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Turkey favors switching from dollars to national currencies in trade with Russia & China

Ankara has given a green light to Moscow’s proposal to switch to ruble-lira trade between the countries. Turkey also has similar plans for trade with China and other countries. “We are discussing the transition to national currencies not only with Russia and China, but also with other countries. It is not just Turkey’s request.

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Turkey Refuses to Join US Sanctions on Iran, Calls Them ‘Mistake’

The United States has been ramping up pressure on countries around the world in an effort to bring Iran’s oil revenue “down to zero.” Turkey will have no part in possible US sanctions on Iran, the newspaper Dunya reported, citing the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “We had a US delegation here and we […] explained to them that […]

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Turkish Rejection of S-400s Under US Pressure ‘Would Be Huge Mistake’ – Analyst

US NATO ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison has accused Moscow of trying to “flip Turkey” and other US allies and “destabilize” the alliance amid Ankara’s plans to purchase the S-400 air defense system. Speaking to Sputnik, Turkish military and political observers said that although the US envoy’s logic may be convoluted, it’s not entirely incorrect.

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‘Will use if needed’: Erdogan says Turkey didn’t buy S-400 from Russia ‘to keep them in store’

Turkey didn’t acquire the Russian-built S-400 air defense systems for them to collect dust and may use them, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, adding the purchase was to reduce Ankara’s dependency on US arms supplies. “We will not just buy the S-400s and place them in a storehouse. We will use them if need […]

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US Senate’s Move to Block F-35 Supplies Won’t Stop Turkey From Buying S-400 – PM

Turkey will find alternatives after the US Senate’s decision to suspend Ankara’s participation in the F-35 fighter jet production program, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, after the US Senate decided to stop the jet deliveries over Ankara’s intention to buy S-400s.

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No F-35s for Turkey: US Senate blocks sale of fighter jets to Ankara

US Senators have voted to block the sale of F-35s to Turkey, slamming their NATO ally for plans to buy Russian S-400 missile batteries. Ankara warned of “an alternative” should the deal be called off. The first of the 100 US-made F-35 fighter jets were to be delivered to Turkey on June 21 but now […]

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