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Turkey condemns baseless claims by Greece

ANKARA  Turkey denounced Greece’s parliament Tuesday for its “baseless and delirious statements” under the pretext of marking the anniversary of the start of the Turkish War of Independence on May...

Turkey helped 81 countries amid coronavirus outbreak

ANKARA A total of 135 countries sought assistance from Turkey as coronavirus rapidly spread around the globe, Turkey's foreign minister said Monday. Turkish authorities dispatched aid and medical equipment to 81...

Turkey welcomes political agreement in Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday welcomed the political agreement between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah, hoping that the deal would lead to intra-Afghan negotiations, and ultimately...

Turkish ambassador only candidate for 75th UN assembly

ANKARA  The Turkish ambassador is the only candidate for the UN General Assembly Presidency and is expected to be elected in June, said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday. “Ambassador Volkan Bozkir,...

'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...

Turkey slams EU declaration on Eastern Mediterranean

ANKARA EU foreign minister's declaration on the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean are the "last example of a fruitless discourse," Turkey's foreign ministry spokesperson said Saturday.   It serves “no purpose,"...

Turkish president, Iraqi premier discuss COVID-19

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus. Erdogan and al-Kadhimi also discussed bilateral...

Turkey has helped 80 countries battle coronavirus: VP

ANKARA  Turkey has sent medical aid to 80 countries to fight the novel coronavirus, the country’s vice president said Thursday.    “We have had the opportunity to help 80 countries that...

Turkish president, NATO chief discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkey’s president and the head of NATO discussed via telephone Thursday the coronavirus and steps to take in the post-pandemic period, according to a statement by Ankara’s presidential Directorate...

Turkish chief of staff joins virtual NATO meeting

ANKARA Turkey's army chief attended a video conference meeting with NATO's top commanders, the Turkish Armed Forces said on Thursday. Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler took part in...

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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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