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Turkish Media Highlights — Nov. 16, 2017

Anadolu News Agency

Turkey sent two diplomatic notes, not one, to the U.S. over the situation of Reza Zarrab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.


Islam’s rise in social life and public landscape in northern Cyprus have fuelled a public debate among the Turkish Cypriot community over the place of religion in politics and society.


-Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a Syria meeting in Black Sea resort of Sochi on Nov. 22.

-Turkey wants EU to fulfill its promise to financial aid, up to 6 billion euros, for the migrant deal until the end of 2018, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

-The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a leading combatant against Islamic State, on Thursday accused Turkey of pressuring one of its senior commanders into defecting.

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey and Iraq discuss to revive Kirkuk oil pipeline in a new deal.

European Court of Human Rights set Dec. 5 as the deadline for Turkey over jailed journalists.


At least 25 percent of entire staff at Turkish Foreign Ministry has been purged, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

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