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Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey relations and updating the 1995...

Turkey, Djibouti discuss healthcare cooperation

MOGADISHU, Somalia The top health official in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti on Monday received a delegation from Turkey’s Health Ministry. Turkey's Ambassador to Djibouti Salim Levent Sahinkaya was...

Turkish president stresses importance of alliance ahead of NATO summit

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Sunday stressed the importance of alliance ahead of Monday’s NATO summit.“We will participate in an important summit where decisions will be taken regarding the NATO...

Turkish parliament will always stand by Turkish Cypriots: Speaker

ANKARA The Turkish parliament will continue to stand by Turkish Cypriots as it has done in the past, its speaker said on Tuesday. Mustafa Sentop made the remarks after a...

Turkey, Northern Cyprus sign protocol for trade, economic cooperation

ANKARA Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) signed Thursday in the capital Lefkosa a protocol to improve bilateral ties in trade and economic cooperation. Turkey's Trade Minister...

Erdogan, Putin among leaders Biden will meet on first overseas trip

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden is preparing on Thursday to embark on his first overseas trip next week, including stops in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. Biden will meet several leaders...

Turkey welcomes UN resolution to probe Israeli violations

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday welcomed a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) calling for the urgent establishment of an international independent investigation commission to probe Israel's human...

Turkish president congratulates Azerbaijan on Republic Day

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Azerbaijan crowned the 103rd anniversary of its republic with the rightful victory in Patriotic War last year. Issuing a message on...

Turkish, Greek Defense Ministry delegations meet

ANKARA/ EDIRNE, Turkey The fourth round of meeting on confidence-building measures between Turkish and Greek delegations concluded on Thursday. The virtual meeting was held on May 26-27, in which both sides...

'Turkey will forever stand by Palestinians in their fight for freedom'

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 73nd anniversary of Nakba, or The Catastrophe. On Twitter, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Palestinian people...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...