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Libya’s interim premier to visit Turkey on Monday

ANKARA Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh will pay an official visit to Turkey on Monday at the invitation of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As part of the two-day...

Turkey, Ukraine vow to strengthen strategic partnership

ISTANBUL  Turkey and Ukraine on Saturday vowed to strengthen their strategic partnership. Ankara and Kyiv decided to “intensify joint efforts to deepen cooperation and coordination between the parties in the fields...

Turkey desires ‘peaceful’ Black Sea, says Erdogan

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Saturday called for a de-escalation of tension in Ukraine and said that his country desires a “peaceful” Black Sea. “Our main goal is that the Black...

Turkish, Russian presidents discuss bilateral ties

ANKARA The Turkish and Russian presidents on Friday discussed steps to further improve bilateral relations. In a phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin also exchanged views on regional developments,...

Turkish president sends condolences on loss of Philip

ISTANBUL Turkey’s president on Friday extended his condolences to the British Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the loss of Prince Philip, the duke of Edinburgh. “Upon...

Turkey summons Italian envoy over remarks on Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the Italian ambassador to condemn the Italian premier's remarks on the country's president. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at a news conference earlier on...

'Turkey applies EU protocol on Tuesday's meeting'

BRUSSELS European diplomats on Thursday pointed out that Turkey has no responsibility for the protocol arrangement of Tuesday's meeting between the EU officials and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as...

Turkey summons Italian envoy over remarks on Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the Italian ambassador to condemn the Italian premier's remarks on the country's president. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at a news conference earlier on...

Turkish president pushes idea of Islamic megabank

ISTANBUL / ANKARA Turkey’s president on Thursday promoted the idea of an Islamic megabank, one which could meet the liquidity requirements of Islamic financial institutions as well as financing for...

Turkish president congratulates new Kosovar counterpart

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday congratulated his newly elected Kosovar counterpart Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu. According to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate, the leaders discussed regional developments along with...

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Italy pandemic aid pushes deficit to new high

ROME Italy government approved additional deficit spending for up to €40 billion on Thursday which will be used to fund a special stimulus package to...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including...

Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to...

Turkey to host Afghan peace meet from April 24 to May 4

ANKARA Turkey announced on Tuesday that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24...