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Turkish president marks anniversary of Baku's liberation

ANKARA Turkey's president on Tuesday congratulated the Azerbaijani leader and people on the 102nd anniversary of the capital Baku's liberation from Armenian and Bolshevik occupation. Over the phone with Azerbaijan's President...

'Turkey will not compromise on rights in E.Med'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The Turkish defense minister said on Monday that “sacrificing our rights in the Eastern Mediterranean is out of question”.  “We have rights, concerns, and interests...

'Greece violates int'l agreements by arming 18 islands'

ANKARA Greece's violation of international treaties by arming 18 Aegean islands serves only to escalate tensions and sabotage dialogue, Turkey's top defense official said Sunday. Greece should put aside 'provocative behavior'...

Erdogan to Macron: ‘You cannot lecture us on humanity’

ISTANBUL Recalling France’s massacres in Algeria and Rwanda, the Turkish president said the French president “cannot lecture us on humanity.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks came at a symposium held on Democracy...

'Turkey supports unconditional dialogue on East Med'

ANKARA Ankara will always support unconditional dialogue on the Eastern Mediterranean issue since we believe that the one who is in the right does not stay away from the negotiation...

Turkey expects EU to be ‘honest broker’ in East Med

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday that his country expects the European Union to act as an “honest broker” in the Eastern Mediterranean region. “If you are part of the problem,...

Turkey says France's Macron endangers EU interests

ISTANBUL  Turkey on Thursday condemned French President Emmanuel Macron over his “arrogant” remarks made with “colonial reflexes.” In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Macron endangers EU interests with his...

Greek claim of EEZs for islands has global consequences

ANKARA Greece’s argument seeking an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for its islands dotting the Mediterranean, citing the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), has dangerous implications...

Turkish leader hails dialogue with Iran on region

ANKARA  The president of Turkey on Tuesday praised his country's dialogue with Iran to find possible solutions to problems in their shared region. "Dialogue between Turkey and Iran has played a...

Turkish leader, top EU official discuss E.Med over phone

ANKARA The Turkish president and European Council head on Sunday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey-EU relations, an official statement said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

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JAKARTA, Indonesia Vietnam has started exporting its agricultural products to European markets under a trade agreement with the EU The country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the...

Antetokounmpo, LeBron lead 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

ISTANBUL NBA confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo have been unanimously named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team. "Antetokounmpo,...

France, Lebanon at stalemate over proposed deadline

PARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo...