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Turkish FM slams hypocrisy of EU Parliament head

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister slammed EU Parliament's President David Sassoli over his claim about the content of their meeting on Wednesday. The two met in Brussels. After the meeting, Sassoli tweeted that...

‘Ankara will continue to stand by Turkish Cypriots’

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkey’s vice president on Friday attended the official ceremony held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to mark its 36th foundation anniversary. During...

Erdogan marks 36th foundation anniversary of TRNC

ANKARA Turkey's president on Thursday issued a message, marking the 36th foundation anniversary of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to be celebrated on Friday. In the message, Erdogan said Turkey...

Ex-British intelligence officer found dead in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A former British military intelligence officer was found dead in the street near his apartment in Istanbul, the police said on Monday. The body of former MI6 officer James Gustaf...

365,000 Syrians returned to their homeland: Turkey

ANKARA The Turkish president on Sunday said 365,000 refugees have returned to their homeland in northern Syria. The Syrian refugees returned to the regions that Turkey has made safe through its...

Turkey captured wife of Baghdadi, Erdogan announces

ANKARA Turkey captured the wife of late Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday. "I am announcing for the first time, we captured the wife of Baghdadi...

'Terrorists still in planned safe zone in N. Syria'

ANKARA There are still terrorists in the planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish president said on Tuesday. "We know that there are still terrorists in the planned safe zone. These...

Turkey wall against terror for Europe: Defense Ministry

ANKARA Turkey is the last wall standing between Europe and terrorism, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday. “Turkey protects not only its own borders, but also the borders of NATO....

NATO chief: Turkey is an important ally

BERLIN Turkey is an important NATO ally, the chief of the military alliance said Sunday, ruling out suspension of its membership amid a recent agreement over northern Syria. “One must acknowledge...

Turkish president hosts UN chief in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday received UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at Vahdettin Pavilion in Istanbul. The closed door meeting lasted one hour. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun,...

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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,...