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Convention: Kwara APC raises the alarm over fake delegates list

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has raised the alarm that two different groups, led by some aggrieved members of the party were compiling fake list of delegates ahead of Saturday’s national convention of the party in Abuja.

Turkey installs 764km security wall on Syria border

Turkey has completed the construction of a 764-kilometer (475-mile) concrete wall along its border with Syria, according to a Turkish official on Saturday

Turkish presidential candidate vows to leave NATO if elected

Dogu Perincek, a Turkish presidential candidate from the left-wing Patriotic Party (VATAN) on Monday, said he will take the country out of the NATO military alliance if he wins in the upcoming election.

Turkey to arrest 101 soldiers over alleged links to coup attempt

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 101 members of the air force, including one general and several colonels, over suspected links to the organisation of a religious leader blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkish FM: Israel’s massacres against Palestinians should be taken to ICC

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that all cases of massacres committed by Israel against the Palestinians should be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Turkey expels Israeli Consul in spat over Gaza killings

Turkey’s foreign ministry has asked Israel’s Consul-General in Istanbul to leave the country “for some time”, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan rejects opposition call for televised election debate

A call by the Turkish opposition to hold a televised debate ahead of next month’s snap elections was rejected on Monday by President Recep Erdogan.

Trial resumes in Turkey of US pastor on terror charges

The trial of an American pastor that has strained relations between Turkey and the US resumed on Monday, with the defendant again rejecting charges of links to terror groups.

Arms export from Germany to Turkey, Saudi Arabia fall dramatically

Arms exports from Germany to Turkey and Saudi Arabia fell dramatically in the first few weeks of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new coalition, Economy Ministry said on Monday.

Flash floods: Six injured as heavy rains cause havoc in Ankara

The heavy downpours occurred in the Mamak district of the capital in on Saturday, injuring six people, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.

Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on Saturday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow.

Turkey to consider Greek soldiers’ case if coup suspects returned

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would consider the case of two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey if Athens extradited soldiers suspected of the 2016 failed coup.

Donald Trump tweets support for US pastor jailed in Turkey

US President Donald Trump has voiced support for an American Christian pastor on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges, in a case that has increased friction between Ankara and Washington.

Turkey’s ties with Russia too strong to be broken by Emmanuel Macron – minister

Turkey’s ties with Russia are too strong to be broken by France’s president, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, after Emmanuel Macron said Ankara’s support of missile strikes on Syria showed it had “separated” from Russia.

American pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey begins trial

An American pastor who has spent the last year-and-a-half in jail in Turkey strongly rejected terror-related charges as his trial got underway on Monday (today), in a case that has raised tensions between Ankara and Washington.

Germany: Bashar Al-Assad cannot be part of Syria solution

The Syrian crisis needs a negotiated solution involving all powers in the region, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, adding he could not imagine anyone who had used chemical weapons against his own people to be part of that process.

Turkey orders detention of 140 people over Gulen links – Anadolu

Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 140 people including serving army officers over alleged links to U.S.-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, accused of orchestrating attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu agency said on Friday.

Recep Erdogan, Donald Trump speak about Syria in phone call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the crisis in Syria during a telephone conversation late on Wednesday, officials said.

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The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.