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Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as...

US condoles with Turkey over killing of 2 soldiers by PKK in northern Syria

ANKARA The US on Monday offered its condolences to Turkey over the killing of two Turkish soldiers in an attack by the PKK terrorist group in northern Syria. “We are saddened...

Angolan president due for official visit to Turkey on Monday

ANKARA Angolan President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco is scheduled to pay an official visit to Turkey on Monday at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to...

Turkey's official unhappy with EU top court decision on Muslim rights

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential spokesman on Sunday expressed disappointment with the European Court of Justice’s decision on headscarves, calling it disrespect for Muslim women's religious freedom. “The decision by the European...

Turkey says it expects Greece to give up maximalist claims

ATHENS Greece should give up its maximalist claims and conceive ways to benefit from regional resources together with Turkey, said Turkey’s communications director. Turkey wants good relations with all neighbors,...

Turkish president arriving on Monday for 2-day visit to Turkish Cyprus

ANKARA Next Monday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to start a two-day official visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). During his visit, Erdogan will address...

Turkey donates seeds, agricultural tools to South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan  Turkey's state-run aid agency on Friday delivered seeds and agricultural tools to farmers in South Sudan. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provided 2,600 kilograms of seeds...

Ankara decries European Parliament resolution on opposition parties in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey decried a resolution adopted on Thursday by the European Parliament alleging the "repression of the opposition in Turkey, specifically the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)." The decision, adopted in...

Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss key Afghan airport over phone

ANKARA The defense chiefs of Turkey and the US on Thursday spoke on the phone for a second day and discussed developments related to the operation and security of the...

Turkey carried out nearly 500 projects to help develop North Macedonia

BELGRADE, Serbia Turkey has played a significant role in North Macedonia's development, completing nearly 500 projects in sectors including health, education and agriculture over the last few years. In a statement...

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Turkey attaches importance to development of ties with both Russia, Islamic countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey attaches great importance to the development of economic, commercial, defense, tourism, and investment cooperation with both Russia and Islamic countries on a win-win...

Turkey has administered over 71.18M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 71.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

Troika Plus to meet on Afghanistan in Qatar next month

MOSCOW Russia, the US, China, and Pakistan, also known as the Troika Plus on Afghanistan, will meet next month in Qatar to discuss recent developments...

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

ANKARA Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far. The...

Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...