Turkey's Erdogan calls for investigation into opposition role at Isbank, Hurriyet says

Turkey's Erdogan calls for investigation into opposition role at Isbank, Hurriyet saysErdogan and his aides have previously called for greater scrutiny of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) over its 28 percent stake in Isbank, bequeathed to the party by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic. While the CHP does not receive dividends from the stake – those go to cultural associations, as stipulated by Ataturk’s will – party members do have seats on the bank’s board. “It owns 28 percent of Isbank shares.


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Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on Syria's rebel-held IdlibRussian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday as international concern mounts over an expected Syrian government assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the conflict but key global allies will discuss the situation in Idlib at Putin’s residence in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the Kremlin said. “The situation with Idlib is acute,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti news agency on Monday ahead of the talks.


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Turkey says Erdogan will meet Putin on Monday for Syria talks

Turkey says Erdogan will meet Putin on Monday for Syria talksTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday, officials said, amid rising international concern over a looming Syrian government assault on a rebel-held province bordering Turkey. “President Erdogan will meet with Mr Putin on Monday,” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a televised press conference on Friday. Russia-backed forces of the Syrian regime have massed around the Idlib province in recent weeks, sparking fears of an imminent air and ground attack to retake the last major opposition bastion.


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Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, IraqTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to bring peace and safety to Iraq and areas in Syria not under Turkish control and said terrorist organizations in those areas would be eliminated. Turkey, which has backed some rebel groups in Syria, has been working with Russia, which supports Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and Iran for a political resolution to the crisis. It has so far carried out two cross-border operations along its border with Syria and set up a dozen military observations posts in the northern Syrian region of Idlib.


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