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President Buhari leaves for Turkey after presiding over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of federal executive council (FEC) in the presidential villa, Abuja.

US wants evidence over detained staff to end Turkey visa dispute

A U.S. delegation on Wednesday asked Turkey for information and evidence regarding consular staff whose detention has led to a diplomatic rift and suspension of visa services.

President Buhari to attend D-8 Summit in Istanbul, visit Ankara

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday depart for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing – Abdirahman...

Somalia is in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu, Information Minister Abdirahman Osman has said.

President Buhari leaves Abuja for D-8 summit in Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday leave Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday.

Kenyans turn up to donate blood for victims of deadly Mogadishu bomb blast

Hundreds of Kenyans and Somali natives turned up at Eastleigh in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Tuesday to donate blood to help victims of the Mogadishu bomb blast that killed over 300 people.

Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

People wounded in the weekend's massive bombing in Somalia - the deadliest ever attack to date to hit the conflict-torn nation - were flown to Turkey on Monday for treatment, an AFP photographer said.

Missing Turkish teacher Mesut Kacmaz ‘deported from Pakistan’

A Turkish school official, who disappeared three weeks ago, has been deported from Pakistan after being accused by Ankara of having links with the banned Gulen movement, the official's colleagues told Al Jazeera.

US is being governed by ambassador in Ankara – Recep Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised Washington for coming under the influence of the US ambassador in Ankara over a visa dispute, which has strained relations between the between the two allies.

Turkey orders arrest of 25 soldiers in post-coup probe

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 soldiers across Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus, security sources said.

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.

Turkey, United States diplomatic row worsens

The diplomatic row between Turkey and the United States has taken a different dimension as both countries have mutually scaled back visa services.

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 troops, Syria jihadists exchange fire on border

Turkish forces exchanged fire Sunday with jihadists from Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate on the border of Idlib province, a monitor and eyewitnesses said, a day after Ankara announced an imminent operation there.

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