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Turkey in favor of political solution in Libya

BERLIN Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Friday said Ankara is in favor of a political solution in Libya. Speaking to reporters after his official visit to Berlin, Kalin said Libyan...

Top Turkish, Libyan officials discuss mutual issues

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign and defense ministers on Friday met separately with Khaled al-Mishri, the head of Libya's High Council of State. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in a statement, said the two...

Cavusoglu congratulates new Tunisian foreign minister

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu congratulated his Tunisian counterpart Wednesday for assuming office. In a phone conversation, Cavusoglu commended Othman Jerandi on his appointment as foreign minister, according to diplomatic...

Erdogan, outgoing Japanese premier speak over phone

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke over the phone with outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced resignation to vacate the post due to his health problems. In a...

Turkish president files complaint against Greek newspaper

ANKARA The Turkish president on Monday lodged criminal complaint against four senior officials of a Greek newspaper over a despicable headline about Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The president's lawyer Huseyin Aydin filed...

'Greek arguments baseless according to int'l law'

ANKARA  Arguments put forward by Greece and the Greek Cypriot are baseless according to international law, says Turkish vice president. “The world will eventually recognize Turkey’s rightness,” told Vice President Fuat...

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...

Turkey: EU should act as 'honest mediator' in E. Med

ANKARA The EU needs to act as an "honest mediator" in the Turkey-Greece negotiations on the Eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint news conference...

Turkey backs Montenegro's EU membership

BELGRADE, Serbia Turkey announced on Friday that it supports Montenegro's membership in the EU and NATO. Speaking after a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Mevludin Nuhodzic in the Montenegrin capital of...

Turkey, Russia discuss implementing Syria deal on ground

ANKARA Turkish and Russian military delegations discussed the implementation of the Sochi agreement on Syria on the ground, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. “Turkish and Russian military delegations discussed tactical...

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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,...