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Turkey hails historic Afghan peace negotiations

ANKARA Landmark peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban that opened Saturday are an important opportunity for lasting peace and should not be missed, said Turkey's foreign minister. "We hope...

Turkey: France should obey international maritime rules

ANKARA Turkish parliament speaker urged France on Friday to obey international maritime rules in the eastern Mediterranean. "As a NATO ally, we are waiting for France to give up hypocrisy and...

Top Turkish, Italian diplomats discuss Libya, East Med

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister held a phone conversation with his Italian counterpart on Friday, according to the diplomatic sources. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio discussed matters related...

Greece denies meeting with Turkish delegation at NATO

By Tevfik Durul ATHENS Greece on Thursday denied that it attended technical talks with a Turkish military delegation at NATO headquarters, according to its official news agency. ANA news agency quoted diplomatic...

Turkey condemns ‘disrespect’ against Quran in Sweden

ANKARA Turkey denounced an Islamophobic attack in Sweden on Thursday in which protesters burned a copy of the holy Quran, characterizing it as a “disrespect”. “We condemn the disrespect by a...

Turkey expects EU to be ‘honest broker’ in East Med

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday that his country expects the European Union to act as an “honest broker” in the Eastern Mediterranean region. “If you are part of the problem,...

Amid tensions, Turkish, Greek sides conclude military talks

ANKARA Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday said the technical meeting between Turkish and Greek military delegations concluded. Both sides discussed measures aimed at preventing possible military engagement in the...

Turkey says France's Macron endangers EU interests

ISTANBUL  Turkey on Thursday condemned French President Emmanuel Macron over his “arrogant” remarks made with “colonial reflexes.” In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Macron endangers EU interests with his...

Greek claim of EEZs for islands has global consequences

ANKARA Greece’s argument seeking an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for its islands dotting the Mediterranean, citing the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), has dangerous implications...

Much work remains in fight against racism: Cavusoglu

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told his German counterpart Wednesday that racism and xenophobia can only be defeated together and with determination. He was responding to a post on Twitter...

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Vietnam begins agricultural exports to EU

JAKARTA, Indonesia Vietnam has started exporting its agricultural products to European markets under a trade agreement with the EU The country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the...

Antetokounmpo, LeBron lead 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

ISTANBUL NBA confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo have been unanimously named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team. "Antetokounmpo,...

France, Lebanon at stalemate over proposed deadline

PARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo...