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Turkey Calls in Top US Diplomat Following Spying Allegations

Turkey's NATO Ally is allegedly spying on the top leadership of the country.

  Turkey‘s Foreign Ministry called in the top US diplomat in Ankara on Monday after a news report over the weekend claimed Washington was spying on its NATO ally.The report, by German weekly Der Spiegel, followed another article by Spiegel in August, which said Germany also spied on Turkey, sparking high-level meetings …

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UK Raises Terror Threat Level

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the "root cause" of the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom is "Islamist extremism."

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from “substantial” to “severe,” the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. “That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence …

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sworn In as Turkish President

Turkey's new President Receb Teyyib Erdogan who sworn into office today.

Turkey’s unrivaled leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as the country’s first publicly elected president, heralding a new political order in a critical Western ally after a monthslong campaign to consolidate power. A flurry of ceremonies in the capital marked Mr. Erdogan’s accession from prime minister to head of state …

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Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Step Aside

After losing all chances of  securing his third term, PM Maliki gives up his position.

Nouri al-Malki, the embattled prime minister of Iraq, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down after support from his party and associates in parliament slipped away. In a speech, Iraq’s two-term leader ×Maliki said that he accepted the candidacy of Haider al-Abadi, nominated last week by the Iraqi president to form a government. Maliki had been …

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