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EU needs to give Turkey fair shake: Hungary

BRUSSELS  The EU has to give Turkey a fair shake in relations, including keeping its promises, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Monday. The “EU needs to take an honest, fair and...

Fire breaks out at gas plant in eastern Iran

TEHRAN  A fire broke out at a gas plant in eastern Iran on Monday followed by an explosion in the area, according to Iranian media. The incident took place at a...

No US move on Turkish call to extradite FETO terrorists

WASHINGTON  Even four years after the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, the US has yet to respond to Turkey’s request for the extradition of Fetullah Gulen – head of the...

Russia: Hagia Sophia status 'Turkey's internal affair'

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said Monday that changing the status of the iconic Hagia Sophia to a mosque was Turkey's internal affair. Russia is of the view that...

Libya PM discusses military operations in Sirte, Jufra

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held talks with military commanders on Sunday to discuss the military situation in Libya, and operations in the Sirte/al-Jufra area. The talks dwelt on "reviewing...

Libya cease-fire hinges on Haftar withdrawal: Cavusoglu

LONDON Libya’s UN-recognized government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to British...

Pakistani lawmaker hails Turkey's Hagia Sophia move

KARACHI, Pakistan  A local legislator in Pakistan welcomed on Saturday a recent decision by Turkey to reconvert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after serving decades as a museum. "We...

Pakistan remembers 1995 Srebrenica genocide victims

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the world community to "learn a lesson" from 1995 Srebrenica genocide, and "not let such massacre happen again.” "Today, we are...

UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain

LONDON British administration on Saturday “reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans,” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and...

Saudi prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official

GENEVA  A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 14, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Latest...

Turkey conveys condolences to Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkey conveyed its condolences to Afghanistan on Monday after 36 security forces were killed and over 60 others wounded amid a surge in Taliban-claimed...

Real Madrid one step away from La Liga title

ANKARA  Real Madrid took another step towards securing the La Liga title after defeating Granada 2-1 in an away match late Monday.  Ferland Mendy's opener in...

Turkish VP slams Armenian attack on Azerbaijani troops

ANKARA  Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday strongly condemned a deadly weekend attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops. "The attack by Armenia against...

Armenian army attacks civilian areas in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Armenian troops opened fire on civilian settlements on the Azerbaijani border, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Monday.    The troops fired on the villages of...

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