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Top Turkish diplomat to visit Moldova

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister will head to Moldova on Wednesday for the first meeting of the joint strategic planning group of the two countries. The meeting, part of the High-Level Strategic...

Turkey defends denying overflight clearance to aircraft

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday defended its decision to deny overflight clearance to a plane carrying medical aid to the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA).   “In line with our established policy regarding the...

Turkey to appoint envoys to 16 countries

Turkey is set to appoint 16 new ambassadors, including to Jordan, Macedonia and Turkmenistan, according to a presidential decree Friday. According to the decree, 15 ambassadors were reassigned from their...

‘Check your brain death,’ Erdogan on Macron’s NATO remarks

ANKARA French President Emmanuel Macron should check his own head before describing NATO "brain dead", Turkish president said Friday in a rebuff of the French leader. "Look Mr. Macron, I am...

Bosnia celebrates Turkish parliament's centenary

BELGRADE, Serbia  Bosnia and Herzegovina’s historic Mostar Bridge was illuminated with the colors of the Turkish flag late Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Turkey’s parliament.  "The...

Cappadocia

What makes Cappadocia so exceedingly strange are the twisted, billowing forms found in the rocks, forming a ream landscape. Over millions of years, erosion covered the land with thick...

Top Turkish diplomat greets new Azerbaijani counterpart

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday congratulated his newly appointed Azerbaijani counterpart. "I congratulate the new Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and wish him success in his post. We...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...