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Silver: Kanter’s Assassination Fears Taken Seriously by NBA

London (AFP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver insisted he takes the issue of player safety “very seriously” following New York Knicks star Enes Kanter’s decision to miss his team’s game in London amid fears he would be killed for his political views.

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U.S. Hints at Abandoning Syrian Kurds to Please Turkey

The U.S. special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, used a speech at the Atlantic Council on Tuesday to describe American support for armed Kurdish groups in Syria as “transactional” and temporary.

Offensive against Kurds in Syria 'unacceptable': Pentagon

Flynn Associates Indicted for Acting as Unregistered Foreign Agents

Two former business associates of Michael Flynn were charged with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government and conspiracy related to activities surrounding the attempted extradition of exiled Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen from the U.S.

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Turkish Ambassador: Turkey and China Share ‘Common Fate’

Turkish Ambassador to China Abdulkadir Emin Onen declared Turkey and China share a “common fate” and ‘common future” in an op-ed published by China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday. Last week, Turkey’s Andalou news agency signed a cooperation agreement with China’s Xinhua.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / JASON LEE (Photo credit should read JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Confirms Trump Helped with Turkish Detainee’s Release to Free Pastor Brunson

Israel on Friday confirmed U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a July 14 phone call to release Ebru Özkan, a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, in exchange for Turkey’s release of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained on terror and espionage charge. Turkey had denied these reports.

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Turkey Responds to Trump Pressure: Arrest of Christian U.S. Pastor ‘Legal’

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s characterization on Twitter of the arrest of American Pastor Andrew Brunson as a “total disgrace,” insisting that his prolonged detention is a “legal process” necessary for the country’s national security.

Family: Turkey Holding North Carolina Pastor Prisoner for Being a Christian