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Turkish, Russian presidents discuss regional issues

ANKARA The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone and discussed a variety of issues, including bilateral relations and developments in the region, according to the Turkish...

Turkey urges end to provocations over burning of its flag in Greece

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday called on an end to provocations such as burning of Turkish flag in Greece over reversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque, and also "strongly" condemned...

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...

Turkey decries burning of its flag in Greece

ANKARA Turkey’s Foreign Ministry condemned Saturday that Greek authorities "provoked public and allowed burning of Turkish flag in Thessaloniki" over reopening of the Hagia Sophia Mosque for worship in Istanbul. “We...

Turkey slams France’s threats about sanctions

ANKARA Turkey cannot be threatened through sanctions, a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday as he slammed a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron.  "Statements of President Macron have no value...

Top Turkish, Russian diplomats talk over phone

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart and discussed developments in Libya and Armenia’s recent attack on Azerbaijan, a diplomatic source said. Mevlut...

Turkey rebuffs 'illegal' Eastern Med exploration claims

ANKARA  Turkey on Wednesday hit back at Greek claims of "illegal exploration" in the Eastern Mediterranean amid new drilling by a Turkish vessel. "This maximalist continental shelf claim of Greece is...

Turkish, German leaders discuss, Syria, Libya

ANKARA  The leaders of Turkey and German discussed developments in Syria and Libya, as well as the fight against the coronavirus, Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said Wednesday.  The office said Recep...

'Turkey will continue to stand with Azerbaijan'

By Sarp Ozer ANKARA (AA) – In the wake of aggression by Armenia, Turkey will continue to stand with its Azerbaijani brothers in the face of military attacks and other...

Turkish foreign minister hosts Ethiopian representative

ANKARA Turkey hosted the special representative of Ethiopia's prime minister in Ankara on Thursday.  After the meeting with Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, who is Ethiopia’s former president, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...

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Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Turkey “neutralized” three PKK terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The terrorists, detected...

TIKA delegation visits Turkish hospital in Lebanon

BEIRUT  - A delegation from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) paid a visit Sunday to Saida Turkish Hospital in southern Lebanon. Bulent Korkmaz,...