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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 foreign minister meets UN chief

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Istanbul.

'Turkey to further cooperation with Balkans'

ANKARA Turkey will enhance cooperation with the Balkans, Turkey's top diplomat said on Friday. Attending the Strategic Dialogue on the Western Balkans Leaders Summit hosted by World Economic Forum in Geneva,...

NATO raises no objection to Ankara's S-400 move: Turkey

ROME   NATO did not raise any objection to Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile system whereas the U.S. criticized the move, Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday. As part of his...

Turkey blasts Israeli plans to annex West Bank

ANKARA Israel's attempts to annex the West Bank from Palestinians show “an extremely dangerous mindset aimed at extorting occupied Palestinian lands," Turkey warned Friday. "We believe that such grave steps, which...

'Jerusalem is our red line': Turkey on Nakba

ANKARA The Turkish presidential spokesman on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 72nd anniversary of the Day of Nakba. In a statement marking the day, Ibrahim Kalin...

Turkish president, Italian PM discuss Libya over phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone on Saturday. Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement that Erdogan and Conte discussed regional...
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Turkey warns Greece against doubling territorial waters

ANKARA  Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday warned Greece against doubling its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from six to 12 nautical miles. “They cannot extend it to 12 miles. The...

Turkish foreign minister meets KRG head Barzani

ANKARA  The Turkish foreign minister met with the President of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the capital Ankara on Friday. In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said he hosted KRG...

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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...