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Turkiye says it will continue to stand by Palestine for independent state

ANKARA Turkiye will continue to stand by Palestinian people for independent and sovereign Palestine, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at the joint news conference with his Palestinian counterpart...

Turkish president writes off Greek premier over his remarks in US

ANKARA The Greek premier’s comments on Turkiye on an official visit to the US have made him a nonentity in his eyes, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. After chairing...

Turkiye summons US envoy over embassy's Istanbul rally alert

ANKARA Turkiye’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned US Ambassador Jeffry Flake to express the country’s grievances over a US Embassy warning regarding a rally held in Istanbul a day ago. Flake...

Turkiye advises citizens living in US to avoid gatherings

ISTANBUL  Turkiye's Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday advised its citizens living in the US to avoid gatherings with wide participation for their safety. The ministry said the US security...

Turkish defense minister discusses defense cooperation with Pakistan's army chief

KARACHI, Pakistan Turkiye's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday met Pakistan's army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss a string of issues relating to defense cooperation, and regional...

'No positive approach for Sweden, Finland's NATO bids unless they show solidarity with Turkiye'

ANKARA Unless Sweden and Finland "clearly show" that they will stand in solidarity with Turkiye on fundamental issues, especially the fight against terrorism, Ankara will not approach their NATO membership...

Ignoring terror groups that threaten ally against NATO spirit: Turkish leader

ANKARA Ignoring terrorist organizations that pose a threat to a NATO ally is not compatible with the “spirit of friendship and alliance,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Finnish...

Turkiye expects Sweden to take tangible steps against terror groups: President Erdogan

ANKARA The Turkish president on Saturday spoke to the Swedish premier and discussed Stockholm's bid to join the NATO alliance, Turkiye's Communications Directorate said. According to a statement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

‘Sweden, Finland’s ties with terror elements constitute main problem in NATO memberships’

ANKARA Sweden and Finland’s ties with individuals and so-called organizations that operate under the control of the YPG/PKK terror group constitute the “main problem” in their NATO membership bids, the...

If Sweden considers PKK a terrorist entity, it must do what is necessary: Turkish...

ANKARA If Sweden considers PKK a terror group, it must do what is necessary, Turkiye's communications director said on Friday. "This is disinformation in the name of combating disinformation. Sweden makes...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...