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Turkey criticizes Arab coalition over civilian casualties in Yemen

ANKARA Turkey’s cross-border operation in northern Syria only targets terrorists, but Saudi-led coalition killed tens of thousands of civilians on the pretext of fighting terrorism in Yemen, the Turkish foreign...

NATO raises no objection to Ankara's S-400 move: Turkey

ROME   NATO did not raise any objection to Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile system whereas the U.S. criticized the move, Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday. As part of his...

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, EU willing to boost trade, investment ties'

BRUSSELS  Turkey and EU are willing to advance bilateral trade and investment relations, Turkey’s trade minister said on Friday. "We had a fruitful meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan" to...

Turkey expects Greece to support NATO's initiative

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday urged Greece to support NATO's initiative under which two countries will start technical talks on the Eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said that Turkey and...

Greece denies meeting with Turkish delegation at NATO

By Tevfik Durul ATHENS Greece on Thursday denied that it attended technical talks with a Turkish military delegation at NATO headquarters, according to its official news agency. ANA news agency quoted diplomatic...

Turkey, Qatar central banks raise swap limit

ANKARA  The swap agreement between the central banks of Qatar and Turkey has been amended, an official statement said Tuesday. The overall limit has been increased to $5 billion from $3...

US thanks Turkey for aid against coronavirus

WASHINGTON The US' top diplomat and two congressmen have thanked Turkey for sending medical aid to the country to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. One day after a Turkish military plane...

Top Turkish, German diplomats speak on phone

ANKARA The Turkish and German foreign ministers spoke on the telephone on Monday, according to diplomatic sources. In the conversation, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Heiko Maas discussed the post-coronavirus normalization process, tourism,...

'Trust in Turkey won diplomat's UN General Assembly helm'

ISTANBUL Volkan Bozkir on Thursday credited international “trust and belief” in Turkey for his election as UN General Assembly president. The General Assembly on Wednesday elected Bozkir, a former Turkish ambassador,...

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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,...