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Turkish, Kosovar leaders meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  The Turkish president on Sunday met with his Kosovar counterpart in Istanbul, country’s largest metropolis. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hashim Thaci came together on a breakfast in Vahdettin Mansion, said...

Turkish minister slams despicable Greek news headline

ANKARA The Turkish defense minister on Sunday slammed a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The shameful record will remain a black mark in Greek press...

Turkey slams Russian jail sentences for Crimean Tatars

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the conviction of seven Crimean Tatars by a Russian court earlier this week. The country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "It is regrettable to suppress...

France urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue'

ANKARA French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Turkey to reopen a "responsible dialogue" on the Eastern Mediterranean. "In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message to Turkey: let's reopen a...

Turkey's US envoy lambasts Washington Post columnist

WASHINGTON Turkey's Ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic on Friday disputed a Washington Post op-ed that accused the Trump administration of "enabling" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Writing in the same paper...

Turkey rejects allegations against Syrian opposition

ANKARA Turkey on Friday dismissed allegations of human rights violations leveled against Syrian opposition. "We categorically reject both the baseless allegations of human rights violations claimed against the Syrian opposition, which...

Turkey summons Greek envoy over despicable news headline

ANKARA Turkey on Friday summoned Greece's envoy to the country over a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about the Turkish president, the country's foreign minister said. Insulting and cursing should...

Top Turkish diplomat attends World Economic Forum

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday shared his country’s contributions to international efforts during the novel coronavirus pandemic at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Mevlut Cavusoglu said...

Tension in Eastern Mediterranean in 5 questions

ATHENS Provoked by actors from outside the region such as France, Greece is taking steps to ramp up tension instead of establishing direct dialogue with Ankara. Below Anadolu Agency lays out...

Turkish president marks anniversary of Baku's liberation

ANKARA Turkey's president on Tuesday congratulated the Azerbaijani leader and people on the 102nd anniversary of the capital Baku's liberation from Armenian and Bolshevik occupation. Over the phone with Azerbaijan's President...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...