March 18 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused European countries of backing the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) outlawed by Turkey.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
In a televised speech marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli Battle in Turkey’s western city of Canakkale, the president criticized Belgium for allowing PKK supporters to pitch tents behind the European Council building in Brussels prior to a summit between the European Union and Turkey. (Turkey-Europe-PKK)
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RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM — Clashes on Friday caused one Palestinian killed and over 12 injured in the West Bank and Gaza, reports from both sides said. (Israel-Palestine-Clashes)
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TRIPOLI — Libya’s UN-backed prime minister said on Thursday that the new government will move to the capital Tripoli in the next few days.

“We have successfully communicated with the sovereign institutions…The Government of National Accord will be in Tripoli in a few days,” the prime minister, Fayez Serraj told the Jordan-based Libya channel. (Libya-Tripoli-Government) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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