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Turkey: EU should act as 'honest mediator' in E. Med

ANKARA The EU needs to act as an "honest mediator" in the Turkey-Greece negotiations on the Eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint news conference...

Turkish president receives Ukrainian premier in Ankara

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday received Ukraine’s prime minister in the Turkish capital Ankara, according to the presidency. Erdogan received Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the presidential complex,...

Turkish president hails Palestinian cause

Turkey is doing all it can to raise the Palestinian cause at all platforms to end "occupation, oppression and genocide policies", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Erdogan's message was...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti Ahmet Mete of Xanthi. "This incident...

Turkish, Saudi foreign ministers hold ‘sincere’ meeting

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said he held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. Cavusoglu said in a tweet that the...

Turkey, Qatar ink 10 new deals

ANKARA  Turkey and Qatar signed 10 new deals on Thursday at a joint meeting held at the presidential palace in Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Qatar's Emir Tamim Hamad...

Turkish president welcomes Qatari emir in Ankara

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday welcomed Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with an official ceremony in the capital Ankara. Al Thani arrived in Ankara to attend...

'Turkey will take necessary steps against EU operation'

ANKARA Ankara will take necessary steps in every field against the EU’s Operation Irini over the illegal search of a Turkish-flagged vessel bound for Libya, Turkey’s National Security Council said...

Turkey summons EU, Italian, German envoys over search of ship

ANKARA The envoys of the European Union, Italy and Germany in the Turkish capital Ankara were summoned to the country’s Foreign Ministry on Monday in the wake of a controversial...

Maras in Turkish Cyprus awaiting real owners: Erdogan

ANKARA  The long-abandoned city of Maras in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is "waiting for the day when it will meet its real owners," Turkey's president said on...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...