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Turkish leader hails dialogue with Iran on region

ANKARA  The president of Turkey on Tuesday praised his country's dialogue with Iran to find possible solutions to problems in their shared region. "Dialogue between Turkey and Iran has played a...

France urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue'

ANKARA French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Turkey to reopen a "responsible dialogue" on the Eastern Mediterranean. "In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message to Turkey: let's reopen a...

EU supports talks between Turkey, Greece

ANKARA The EU encourages deepening of Turkey and Greece bilateral talks, EU Council President Charles Michel said after a two-day meeting with the bloc's leaders. Speaking at a news conference with...

Biden offers condolences to Greece, Turkey after quake

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered condolences to Greece and Turkey Friday after an earthquake that has killed at least 19 people across both countries and injured hundreds more.   "Jill...

Search of ship had no Turkish consent: EU operation

ANKARA Following a controversial search of a Turkish-flagged ship carrying humanitarian aid to Libya, the EU operation that carried out the search admitted Monday it had no permission from Turkey...

'US sanctions on Turkey arrogantly flout int'l law'

MOSCOW The US decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense is a typical show of American arrogance and lawlessness, said Russia’s defense minister...

Turkish, Greek defense ministers discuss security

BRUSSELS  Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos on Friday discussed defense and security. Akar and Panagiotopoulos also exchanged views on the Aegean Sea, Cyprus and developments...

Turkey to open consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city

ANKARA Turkey will open a consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city, the fourth largest city of the Asian country, under a presidential decree. The decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday...

Hungary hails defense industry cooperating with Turkey

BUDAPEST Hungary’s foreign minister on Monday praised the cooperation between his country and Turkey in the defense industry, underling that Turkey is a NATO member. Peter Szijjarto was speaking after his...

Turkey offers condolences over death of Saudi royal

LONDON  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud over the phone, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said Wednesday. Erdogan called the king to express his condolences...

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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,...