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Northeastern Syria dominates NATO meeting

ANKARA NATO defense ministers discussed on Thursday wide range of issues, including the situation in northeastern Syria, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "There are different views among allies, and we had...

Turkey to extend troops deployment in Lebanon

ANKARA Turkey will extend its deployment of troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the UN’s interim force, according Friday to the Official Gazette. The decision came after parliament...

Turkish missions in Europe mark Republic Day

LONDON Turkish missions across Europe celebrated the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Republic on Tuesday. In London, Turkish Ambassador to the U.K. Umit Yalcin hosted a reception offering well-known...

Somalia needs Turkey’s help: Turkish foreign minister

ANKARA/DOHA The Turkish foreign minister on Sunday said Somalia needs Turkey’s help to ensure political stability, to restructure national security forces and to create an environment that will allow economic...

Turkey continues extradition of foreign terrorists

ANKARA The legal process to repatriate foreign terrorist fighters to their home countries continues, the Turkey's Interior Ministry said Thursday. A foreign terrorist fighter of British nationality was sent back to...

Turkish president, German chancellor discuss Syria, Libya

ISTANBUL  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Syria and Libya, an official statement said on Monday. According to the statement issued...

Turkish speaker wishes Pakistani counterpart recovery

ANKARA The Turkish parliament speaker on Saturday wished speedy recovery for his Pakistani counterpart who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. "I’m regretfully informed that my dear brother, colleague Mr. Asad...

Haftar won't win conflict in Libya: Top Turkish diplomat

ANKARA  The militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar cannot win the ongoing conflict in Libya, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.  "The Haftar side doesn’t want a political solution in Libya, nor...

'Turkey will defend its rights in East Med, Aegean, Black Sea'

ANKARA  Turkey will take whatever belongs to it in the Mediterranean, as well as Aegean and the Black Sea, said Turkey’s president on Wednesday, speaking at a ceremony marking a...

Turkish president meets Inter-Parliamentary Union head

ANKARA Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday received Gabriela Cuevas Barron, head of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Their meeting at the presidential complex was closed to the press. Turkey’s Parliament Speaker...

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Vietnam begins agricultural exports to EU

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...