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Turkiye not to change stance as long as Sweden has ties with PKK terrorists:...

LONDON Turkiye will “not change” its position on Sweden’s NATO membership application as long as the Nordic country has “ties with the terrorist organization PKK,” Turkiye’s envoy to Stockholm said. Speaking...

UK lifts all restrictions on arms exports to Turkiye

LONDON The UK has lifted all restrictions on arms exports to Turkiye, the head of the Turkish Defense Industries Presidency said on Friday. "Important details on technical issues were discussed, and...

Turkiye pledges all support to boost Pakistan's military infrastructure

KARACHI, Pakistan Turkiye will provide all support needed to strengthen Pakistan’s military infrastructure, the nation’s president said on Friday. In a video message sent to the launching ceremony of the third...

US says Turkiye's concerns over Sweden, Finland's NATO bid 'can be resolved'

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden's security adviser said Thursday that Turkiye's concerns regarding Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO can be resolved.  "We believe that the Turkish concerns about the accession...

Turkish FM discusses Ukraine, NATO enlargement with Hungarian, Senegalese counterparts

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met separately on Thursday with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto and Senegalese counterpart Aissata Tall Sall in New York. On his meeting with Szijjarto, Cavusoglu,...

US, Turkiye 'committed to working closely' to face challenges

WASHINGTON The US and Turkiye are "committed to working closely together to face current geopolitical challenges," the nations said Wednesday. A joint statement issued after a meeting between Secretary of State...

Turkiye says talks with US on F-16 jets sales 'going on positively'

WASHINGTON  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that talks with the US regarding the sale of F-16 jets to Ankara were on a positive trajectory. Cavusoglu noted a State Department...

Turkiye says its security concerns should be met as Sweden, Finland seek NATO entry

WASHINGTON  Turkiye's security concerns should be met, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday on Sweden and Finland's NATO applications. Speaking to reporters ahead of his bilateral meeting with US Secretary of...

UN chief, Turkish foreign minister discuss Ukraine, regional developments

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in New York, the UN chief's office said in a statement. "The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for Turkey’s support...

No approval for NATO enlargement that could weaken Turkiye or alliance, says president

ANKARA As a NATO member, Turkiye will not agree to any enlargement that could leave the military alliance less secure, nor harm its own security, the Turkish president said Wednesday,...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...