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Turkiye, Armenia normalization talks remain ‘fragile,’ experts say

ANKARA After an hour-and-a-half-long meeting Friday, Turkish and Armenian foreign ministries published the same statement hailing the talks and agreeing to “continue negotiations without preconditions.” As the communique noted the meeting...

Turkish, US presidential aides discuss ties, global, regional matters over phone

ANKARA Turkiye's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as global and regional issues in a phone call on...

Top Turkish, US diplomats discuss Russia-Ukraine tension

ISTANBUL Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed a range of issues over the phone on Monday, including tension between Russia and Ukraine. The phone...

Turkey, Russia will strengthen ‘close partnership,’ Putin says in New Year’s message to Erdogan

MOSCOW Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday sent New Year’s messages to over 50 world leaders, including Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Russia and Turkey have “done much...

'Turkey aims to increase trade volume with Albania to $1B'

ANKARA Turkey aims to increase its bilateral trade volume with Albania to $1 billion, the Turkish parliament speaker said on Tuesday. Mustafa Sentop was speaking with his Albanian counterpart Lindita Nikolla...

Turkey marks 17th anniversary of Indonesia tsunami

ISTANBUL Turkey’s president on Sunday marked the 17th anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami which hit the Aceh region of Indonesia in 2004. “We mobilized every means available for...

Lebanon eyes Turkey’s role in developing transport sector

BEIRUT, Lebanon  Lebanon’s minister of public works has hailed positive talks between his country and Turkey on developing the transport sector and infrastructure in the Arab country, including the renovation...

Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghan capital

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday condemned deadly terror attacks this week in the Afghan capital Kabul, calling them “inhuman act of terrorism.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement, expressed sadness over...

Turkish president intensifies diplomatic efforts at G20 summit

ROME Turkey's president held separate talks with world leaders during the G20 Leaders' Summit held in Rome on Oct.30-31. After attending a family photo shoot on the first day of the...

Turkish, US leaders meet on sidelines of G20 Rome summit

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden met in Rome on Sunday on the sidelines of the two-day G20 leaders' summit in Italy. The leaders are...

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Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...

Turkish President Erdogan welcomed in Albania with official ceremony

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Albania’s capital Tirana on Monday. Erdogan was welcomed by Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama with an official ceremony...

Turkiye’s short-term external debt stock reaches $124.1B in November

ISTANBUL  Turkiye's short-term external debt stock totaled $124.1 billion as of end-November 2021, the country's Central Bank said on Monday. The foreign debt due to be...

Turkiye's automotive production down in 2021

ISTANBUL In 2021, Turkiye's overall automotive production narrowed by 2% to 1.27 million units on a yearly basis, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on...