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Angolan president due for official visit to Turkey on Monday

ANKARA Angolan President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco is scheduled to pay an official visit to Turkey on Monday at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to...

Turkey's official unhappy with EU top court decision on Muslim rights

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential spokesman on Sunday expressed disappointment with the European Court of Justice’s decision on headscarves, calling it disrespect for Muslim women's religious freedom. “The decision by the European...

Turkey says it expects Greece to give up maximalist claims

ATHENS Greece should give up its maximalist claims and conceive ways to benefit from regional resources together with Turkey, said Turkey’s communications director. Turkey wants good relations with all neighbors,...

Turkish president arriving on Monday for 2-day visit to Turkish Cyprus

ANKARA Next Monday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to start a two-day official visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). During his visit, Erdogan will address...

Turkey donates seeds, agricultural tools to South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan  Turkey's state-run aid agency on Friday delivered seeds and agricultural tools to farmers in South Sudan. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provided 2,600 kilograms of seeds...

Ankara decries European Parliament resolution on opposition parties in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey decried a resolution adopted on Thursday by the European Parliament alleging the "repression of the opposition in Turkey, specifically the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)." The decision, adopted in...

Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss key Afghan airport over phone

ANKARA The defense chiefs of Turkey and the US on Thursday spoke on the phone for a second day and discussed developments related to the operation and security of the...

Turkey carried out nearly 500 projects to help develop North Macedonia

BELGRADE, Serbia Turkey has played a significant role in North Macedonia's development, completing nearly 500 projects in sectors including health, education and agriculture over the last few years. In a statement...

Turkish, Russian leaders discuss bilateral ties, international issues over phone

The presidents of Russia and Turkey spoke over the phone on Thursday and discussed bilateral ties, tourism, the Sputnik V vaccine, Nagorno-Karabakh region and Syria, official statements said. Turkey's Recep...

Turkey says no additional staff will be sent to Afghanistan

ISTANBUL No additional personnel will be sent to Afghanistan, the Turkish national defense minister informed a US delegation during a meeting in the capital Ankara on Thursday. “Apart from our current...

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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...