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US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a productive conversation. Meanwhile, the […]

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the US government running until 30 September, media report. The bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexico border, they say. The reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) is expected to be voted […]

The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July. They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots, officials said. In a separate decree, Turkey banned TV […]

Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a failed coup against him last July – a charge the cleric denies. The nationwide […]

US President Donald Trump has congratulated President Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, Trump also thanked Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes. Erdogan rejected criticism from […]


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