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Turkey could be part of East Med cooperation if it changed its behavior

In spite of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's erratic behavior and revisionist posturing, the Americans - among others - argue that the West should not allow Turkey to be "lost." In this context, they would like to see the country become part of energy cooperation plans that are under way in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Nearly 143,000 houses sold in October

Turkey saw 142,810 house sales in October with an annual drop of 2.5 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Nov. 18.

Turkey top nation in helping refugees, least developed countries: Erdoğan

Turkey is hosting around 4 million refugees and has already spent $40 billion on them, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, recalling that his country is the top nation in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and the least developed nations.

18 People Were Killed and Dozens Were Injured in a Bomb Blast in Syrian City

At least 18 civilians were killed and another 27 were injured in a bomb blast in the Syrian city of Al Bab near the border with Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported.

Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported 10 dead and 15 injured in the blast.

At least 658 rescued in the Aegean since Friday

At least 658 migrants and refugees were rescued in 20 separate operations in the eastern Aegean between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Greek coast guard said.
In the same period, a total of 730 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kastellorizo (or Megisti) after crossing from Turkey, the coast guard said.

"NATO is eroding and I can only welcome that"

The United States, along with Turkey, is the "grave digger of NATO", since they have been taking advantage of the alliance exclusively for their own benefit, believes Bundestag deputy and Foreign Policy representative of the parliamentary group Die Linke (The Left) Alexander Neu.

External debt stock at $121.3B in September

Turkey's short-term external debt stock amounted to $121.3 billion as of the end of September, official data showed on Nov. 18.

Ankara to complete TurkStream by end of 2019

The TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, which will carry Russian gas to Turkey, is expected to be finalized by the end of 2019, according to the energy and natural sources minister.

Turkish Threat over ISIS Fighters Poses Challenge for Balkans

Burak Bilgehan Ozpek, a professor of international relations at Ankara's TOBB University, said that, like the issue of Syrian refugees and their flow through Turkey to the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would use the ISIS fighters as leverage for Western acquiescence to his policy on neighbouring Syria.

Britain charges ISIL suspect with terror offences

A man who was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after being deported from Turkey, over links to the ISIL terrorist group, has been charged with terrorism offences, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Nov. 17.

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