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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...

Italy, Spain thank Turkey for medical aid

ROME Italy and Spain’s foreign ministers thanked Turkey on Wednesday for helping their countries combat the novel coronavirus. “Today's help is very important to us. We thank President Erdogan, Foreign...

Turkey denies harassing copter with Greek defense chief

ANKARA Turkey on Monday denied allegations that Turkish forces had harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos over the Aegean Sea. "Any harassment of the helicopter carrying Greece’s national...

'Ferhat Abdi Sahin as much of terrorist as Baghdadi'

ANKARA YPG/PKK ringleader Ferhat Abdi Sahin, code-named Mazloum Kobani, is as much of a terrorist as Daesh/ISIS ringleader Baghdadi, Turkish interior minister said on Monday. "Talking on the phone, being in...

Top Turkish diplomat: Diplomacy crucial for peace

ISTANBUL "Effective mediation" and "preventive diplomacy" are crucial tools in tackling ongoing conflicts taking place around the world, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference in...

'Terrorists still in planned safe zone in N. Syria'

ANKARA There are still terrorists in the planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish president said on Tuesday. "We know that there are still terrorists in the planned safe zone. These...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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