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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...

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...

Turkish parliament head condemns search of Turkish ship

ANKARA Turkey’s parliament speaker on Monday denounced the illegal search of a private Turkish-flagged ship carrying humanitarian aid to Libya by a German frigate. "I strongly condemn the intervention by a...

Turkey decries illegal search of vessel by EU mission

ANKARA Turkey on Monday decried the illegal search of a Turkish-flagged ship carrying humanitarian supplies to Libya, a search carried out by a German frigate serving under a Greek-commanded EU...

'Turkey, US have long tradition of cooperation'

NEW YORK The Turkish defense said on Monday that both Turkey and the US have a deep-rooted strategic relationship, despite differences of opinion. "In our relations with the US, sometimes there...

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...

Erdogan: 2-state solution in Cyprus must be discussed

ANKARA  A two-state solution needs to be negotiated in Cyprus on the basis of sovereign equality, Turkey's president said on Sunday. "There are two different people and two separate states in...

Turkish, Russian military hold technical talks on Karabakh

ANKARA  Turkish and Russian military delegations held technical talks at the Turkish Defense Ministry headquarters, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. A ministry statement said the two sides discussed the work...

Turkey, Russia to jointly monitor Karabakh peace deal

ANKARA  Turkey's president on Wednesday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a joint Turkish-Russian center to monitor the Karabakh peace deal, which has ended weeks of...

Turkey decries disenfranchisement of Rohingya voters

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday decried the disenfranchisement of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s national elections held on Sunday. Noting that the general elections constitute "an important milestone" in Myanmar’s democracy and...

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Former Senegal football player Diop dies

ANKARA A former Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, died at the age of 42 on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of...

Prominent Muslim leader Layama dies at 63 in CAR

ANKARA Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away on Saturday evening, according to local news outlets. Layama, president...

Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA One more PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist...

UN special envoy for Syria: No deadline in Geneva talks

GENEVA The UN special envoy for Syria has said peace talks will start Monday in Geneva but without a set deadline for outcomes. Geir Pedersen said...

Pakistan ruling party says 'will not recognize Israel'

ANKARA Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel. "Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement...