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US suspends all non-immigrant visa services in Turkey

The United States Mission to Turkey says it has suspended processing all non-immigrant visa applications at its diplomatic facilities in the country.

Turkey orders detention of 133 workers in post-coup probe

Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 133 people working in the finance and labour ministries, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

Turkey warns of ‘security’ steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned on Saturday that Ankara's actions in response to a controversial independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan region would have "economic and security dimensions".

Fifteen dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea

At least 21 refugees and migrants drowned on Friday and up to nine others were missing after a Europe-bound boat sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, the Turkish coast guard said.

Four dead, 20 missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea

Four people drowned and up to 20 were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, reports said.

Erdogan warns of sanctions over Kurds’ independence bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his government will consider imposing sanctions on northern Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan over its planned independence referendum.

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence.

Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists

Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to the July 2016 attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Turkey, Qatar vow to boost trade ties amid Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish and Qatari Economy Ministers on Thursday pledged to boost bilateral trade and investment at a business forum.

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