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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...

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...

Erdogan thanks Trump for efforts to enhance bilateral ties

ANKARA Turkish president on Tuesday thanked his outgoing US counterpart for the "sincere and decisive" vision he put forward for the development of the bilateral relations between the two countries. In...

Erdogan, Putin discuss Upper Karabakh, Syria

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, including in Upper Karabakh and...

Ankara following US elections 'impartially'

ANKARA Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday said his country is following elections in the United States impartially. “We are following the election in the US impartially, that's it. We...

Turkish president calls for boycott of French products

ANKARA In an escalation of the row between France and Turkey over Paris tolerating and encouraging Islamophobia, Turkey’s president on Monday called for a sweeping public boycott of French-made goods. "I...

Turkey favors fair, permanent solution on Cyprus

ANKARA Turkey is in favor of a fair, permanent, sustainable solution on Cyprus, Turkey’s president said on Monday. “The efforts of the Turkish side alone are not enough for a solution,...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not in our book, it's in...

Turkey invites neighbors in Aegean, E.Med to dialogue

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday invited neighboring countries in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean to dialogue to solve disputes. “We invite our neighbors, other institutions and organizations to dialogue. Let's meet, talk,...

OSCE Minsk group co-chairs stand by Armenia: Turkey

ANKARA The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group -- the US, Russia, France -- stand by Armenia and provide "all kind of weapon support," the Turkish president said on Sunday. "What...

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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,...