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Turkey, Northern Cyprus sign protocol for trade, economic cooperation

ANKARA Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) signed Thursday in the capital Lefkosa a protocol to improve bilateral ties in trade and economic cooperation. Turkey's Trade Minister...

Erdogan, Putin among leaders Biden will meet on first overseas trip

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden is preparing on Thursday to embark on his first overseas trip next week, including stops in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. Biden will meet several leaders...

Turkey welcomes UN resolution to probe Israeli violations

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday welcomed a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) calling for the urgent establishment of an international independent investigation commission to probe Israel's human...

Turkish president congratulates Azerbaijan on Republic Day

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Azerbaijan crowned the 103rd anniversary of its republic with the rightful victory in Patriotic War last year. Issuing a message on...

Turkish, Greek Defense Ministry delegations meet

ANKARA/ EDIRNE, Turkey The fourth round of meeting on confidence-building measures between Turkish and Greek delegations concluded on Thursday. The virtual meeting was held on May 26-27, in which both sides...

'Turkey will forever stand by Palestinians in their fight for freedom'

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 73nd anniversary of Nakba, or The Catastrophe. On Twitter, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Palestinian people...

Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged Palestinian territory. “We strongly condemn the...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Presidential...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on May 9 every year. "The biggest...

Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue on the steps that can...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...