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US Criticizes India, Italy and Turkey Over Digital Taxes

US Criticizes India, Italy and Turkey Over Digital Taxes

WASHINGTON – The digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against U.S. businesses and are inconsistent with international tax principles, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said on Wednesday, paving the way for possible retaliatory tariffs. The USTR, releasing the findings of its “Section 301” …

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UK, Turkey to Sign Free Trade Deal

UK, Turkey to Sign Free Trade Deal

LONDON – The United Kingdom (UK) and Turkey are expected to sign an agreement on Tuesday to extend their trade deals, making it the first since UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, struck a new trade deal with the European Union (EU). The UK-Turkey deal would replicate existing trade terms between …

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Turkey Calls on D-8 Countries to Fight Food Waste

Turkey calls on D-8 countries to fight food waste

ANKARA – Developing-8 (D-8) countries, with a total population of over one billion, have great power to prevent the food insecurity and malnutrition that threaten millions of people around the world, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday. “A third of the food produced in the world is lost or …

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Erdogan Presents Motion to Extend Troop Presence in Afghanistan

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KABUL – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday submitted a motion to parliament to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan for 18 months as part of NATO’s support mission. “Turkey, which has deep friendship and brotherhood ties with Afghanistan, has always backed the unity, integrity and independence …

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UNGA Resolution Urges Russia to Withdraw from Crimea

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea and withdraw from Ukraine

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea and withdraw from Ukraine. “He urges the Russian Federation, as the occupying power, to immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw its military forces from Crimea and to end …

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Khalilzad Discusses Afghan Peace Support with Turkish Officials

Khalilzad discusses Afghan peace support with Turkish Officials

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal in Ankara on Thursday night, where they discussed the importance of continuous support to the Afghanistan peace process, the Turkish government said. According to the US State Department, Khalilzad will also travel to Qatar, …

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Turkey, Qatar to Hold 6th Strategic Committee Thursday

Turkey, Qatar to hold 6th strategic committee Thursday

ANKARA – The sixth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategy Committee will be held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday, officials said on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Turkey’s communications directorate said …

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