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Erdogan Incites Against Israel Over Temple Mount

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed Israel over its implementation of extra security measures in Jerusalem. He called on the Jewish state on Sunday to observe “basic human rights values” following the clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian rioters over Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount complex.

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Iraqi PM Declines Turkish Offer to Help in Mosul Battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Kremlin Says Turkey Apologized for Shooting Down Russian Jet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian leader Vladimir Putin over last year’s shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey’s military, the Kremlin said on Monday, opening the way for Russia to lift economic sanctions.