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Erdogan: Allies must take Turkey's concerns 'seriously'

ANKARA The Turkish president on Thursday said Turkey took NATO allies' security concerns seriously and expected a similar policy toward Turkey from its alliance partners.  Speaking to reporters about his meetings...

Turkey: Cross-border ops in N.Iraq lawful, necessary

ANKARA Turkey’s cross-border operations in northern Iraq against the terrorist PKK are done under its right to self-defense under international law, said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday. Turkey is determined to...

Turkey, US nearing new era in ties in handling of Libya

ANKARA Turkey and the US are approaching a new era in ties over the handling of the situation in Libya, said Turkey’s president on Monday. A new era can begin in...

'Migration issue shapes, ends governments in Europe'

EDIRNE, Turkey The issue of migration -- especially irregular migration -- often spells the end for governments in Europe, a Turkish official said on Wednesday.   "Illegal, or what we would call...

Turkey calls on Minsk Group to hold talks on Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey on Monday called on the co-chairs of the Minsk Group to start a results-oriented negotiation process aiming at a permanent solution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

Turkey: Maritime deal with Libya 'red line' for Ankara

ANKARA  The maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya is Ankara's "red line" in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said Wednesday. Oktay warned that "no one can question" the...

Ministerial webinar hosted by Turkey postponed

ANKARA A ministerial webinar on coronavirus cooperation in Europe, supposed to be held on Wednesday, has been postponed, the organizers said. "Our virtual event which was planned to take place on...

Turkish president arrives in Doha for official visit

DOHA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Thursday afternoon in the Qatari capital, Doha on a day-long official visit. Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah and other officials received the...

'NATO stronger, more meaningful with Turkey'

ANKARA Turkey's national defense minister said Monday that NATO is stronger and more meaningful with Turkey. "NATO is stronger, more meaningful with Turkey, questioning Turkey is meaningless," Hulusi Akar told Anadolu...

'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...

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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,...