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Taiwan seeks Turkey’s support in global stage

ANKARA  The chief of the Taiwanese mission in Turkey echoed on Thursday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks that "the world is bigger than five". "Taiwan is a small country and...

President Erdogan welcomes killing of Daesh/ISIS head

ANKARA The killing of the ringleader of the Daesh terror group -- also known as ISIS -- marks a turning point in the joint fight against terrorism, Turkish President Recep...

‘Freedom of religion protected by law in Turkey’

ROME Freedom of religion is protected under the Turkish constitution, Turkey’s ambassador to the Vatican said Thursday. Lutfullah Goktas was speaking at a session on ‘The role of ambassadors in relations...

'Turkey-UN had fruitful talks on return of Syrians’

GENEVA Turkey had “fruitful” talks with officials from UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva on Monday over the voluntary repatriation of Syrians, said a Turkish official. “This situation is not sustainable...

Turkish, Russian foreign ministers speak over phone

ANKARA  Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke with his Russian counterpart over the phone on Saturday. According to diplomatic sources, Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the situation Syria, Libya and Iraq,...

Turkish, Palestinian presidents discuss COVID-19

ISTANBUL  The Turkish and Palestinian presidents on Saturday discussed measures against COVID-19, according to an official statement. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mahmoud Abbas discussed cooperation in the fight against the novel...

Turkish president speaks with Iraqi, Qatari leaders over phone

ANKARA The Turkish president held separate phone calls with Iraqi and Qatari leaders to discuss cooperation in combating the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Communications Directorate said Friday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also...

Turkish top diplomat to launch 3-day Latin America tour

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister will pay official visits to the Caribbean region next week, the ministry said Friday.  Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend the inauguration Sunday of Dominican Republic's President-elect Luis Abinader...

Russia's Lavrov praises Russia-Turkey patrols in Syria

MOSCOW Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday hailed the progress made in joint Russian-Turkish patrols in the Syrian province of Idlib. Each mission has been adding several kilometers to the length of...

Turkish president receives Libyan PM in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday received Fayez al Sarraj, head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), in Istanbul. The closed-door meeting, which started at 02.10 p.m....

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Former Senegal football player Diop dies

ANKARA A former Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, died at the age of 42 on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of...

Prominent Muslim leader Layama dies at 63 in CAR

ANKARA Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away on Saturday evening, according to local news outlets. Layama, president...

Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA One more PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist...

UN special envoy for Syria: No deadline in Geneva talks

GENEVA The UN special envoy for Syria has said peace talks will start Monday in Geneva but without a set deadline for outcomes. Geir Pedersen said...

Pakistan ruling party says 'will not recognize Israel'

ANKARA Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel. "Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement...