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Turkish, Croatian foreign ministers hold phone talk

ANKARA Turkish foreign minister held a phone talk with his Croatian counterpart on his recent visit to Croatia, diplomatic sources said on Monday. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Gordan Grlic-Radman followed up the...

Turkey condemns use of force on civilians in Myanmar

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday condemned the Myanmar military junta's disproportionate use of force on peaceful protesters causing the loss of many civilian lives.  “We observe with deep concern that the stability...

Turkey calls Greece to stop pushing back asylum seekers

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday called Greece to stop pushing asylum seekers back from their borders. Urging Athens and "all elements involved in push-backs" to end their violations of international and EU...

Turkey summons Iran envoy over remarks on Iraq ops

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday summoned the Iranian ambassador in the country over remarks alleging it violated Iraq's sovereignty, according to diplomatic sources. Summoning Ambassador Mohammad Farazmand, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed...

Turkey, Afghanistan to mark 100th anniversary of ties

ANKARA Turkey and Afghanistan plan to celebrate their 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations on Monday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Afghanistan's Ambassador Amir Ramin will plant saplings "which symbolize the...

Turkey welcomes India-Pakistan cease-fire statement

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday welcomed the understanding reached between Indian and Pakistani militaries for a cease-fire along the disputed Kashmir border. “We wish that this understanding, which is an important step...

Turkey condemns ‘coup attempt’ in Armenia

ANKARA  Turkey "strongly condemns" the military coup attempt in Armenia, the Turkish foreign minister said Thursday during his visit to Hungary. “We condemn all military coups or coup attempts, no matter...

Turkey condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria

ANKARA  Turkey on Wednesday condemned deadly terrorist attacks in northeastern Nigeria. "We are deeply saddened by the news that 10 people lost their lives and many wounded in the terrorist attacks...

Updated Customs Union 'key' for better EU ties: Turkey

ANKARA Updating Turkey's Customs Union with the EU is a "key element" for making progress in ties, said Turkey's trade minister on Wednesday. "At every opportunity, we underline that our strategic...

'Ankara ready to do its part to bring Turkmen gas to Europe'

ANKARA Highlighting close ties with Turkmenistan in various fields, including energy, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Ankara is ready to do its part to bring Turkmenistan's natural gas...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...