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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...

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...

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...

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...

Turkish parliament will always stand by Turkish Cypriots: Speaker

ANKARA The Turkish parliament will continue to stand by Turkish Cypriots as it has done in the past, its speaker said on Tuesday. Mustafa Sentop made the remarks after a...

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 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...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...