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Turkish president arriving on Monday for 2-day visit to Turkish Cyprus

ANKARA Next Monday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to start a two-day official visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). During his visit, Erdogan will address...

Turkey donates seeds, agricultural tools to South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan  Turkey's state-run aid agency on Friday delivered seeds and agricultural tools to farmers in South Sudan. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provided 2,600 kilograms of seeds...

Ankara decries European Parliament resolution on opposition parties in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey decried a resolution adopted on Thursday by the European Parliament alleging the "repression of the opposition in Turkey, specifically the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)." The decision, adopted in...

Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss key Afghan airport over phone

ANKARA The defense chiefs of Turkey and the US on Thursday spoke on the phone for a second day and discussed developments related to the operation and security of the...

Turkey carried out nearly 500 projects to help develop North Macedonia

BELGRADE, Serbia Turkey has played a significant role in North Macedonia's development, completing nearly 500 projects in sectors including health, education and agriculture over the last few years. In a statement...

Turkish, Russian leaders discuss bilateral ties, international issues over phone

The presidents of Russia and Turkey spoke over the phone on Thursday and discussed bilateral ties, tourism, the Sputnik V vaccine, Nagorno-Karabakh region and Syria, official statements said. Turkey's Recep...

Turkey says no additional staff will be sent to Afghanistan

ISTANBUL No additional personnel will be sent to Afghanistan, the Turkish national defense minister informed a US delegation during a meeting in the capital Ankara on Thursday. “Apart from our current...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey relations and updating the 1995...

Turkey, Djibouti discuss healthcare cooperation

MOGADISHU, Somalia The top health official in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti on Monday received a delegation from Turkey’s Health Ministry. Turkey's Ambassador to Djibouti Salim Levent Sahinkaya was...

Turkish president stresses importance of alliance ahead of NATO summit

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Sunday stressed the importance of alliance ahead of Monday’s NATO summit.“We will participate in an important summit where decisions will be taken regarding the NATO...

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Tourism picks up in Kenya amid COVID-19

NAIROBI, Kenya The tourism industry in Kenya, which is the second-largest source of foreign exchange earnings after agriculture, is finally picking up after being brought...

Yemeni gov’t, Houthi rebels swap prisoners, dead bodies

SANAA, Yemen The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels on Sunday carried out a new prisoner swap in the central Al-Bayda province, a military spokesman...

Tunisian parliament speaker makes call for unity

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi on Sunday called on his countrymen to unite their ranks, avoid divisions, and collectively face the coronavirus...

Lockdown ineffective as fifth COVID-19 wave peaks in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran As the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the Delta variant peaks in Iran, top health officials have criticized the current...

'Many G7 member countries polluting Earth'

ANKARA Turkey’s environment and urbanization minister on Sunday said that urgent measures to reduce the amount of emission and carbon footprint were discussed at a...