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Top Turkish diplomat: Diplomacy crucial for peace

ISTANBUL "Effective mediation" and "preventive diplomacy" are crucial tools in tackling ongoing conflicts taking place around the world, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference in...

Turkey offers condolences to Pakistan on train accident

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday offered condolences to Pakistan after 65 people were killed in a train accident. "We heard the news with deep sorrow that a fire onboard a...

Turkish foreign minister meets UN chief

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Istanbul.

Georgia’s prime minister to visit Turkey Thursday

ANKARA Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia will visit Turkey on Thursday, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate. In a statement, the directorate said Gakharia’s first official visit to Turkey after taking...

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...

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...

Erdogan says Turkey will expand safe zone if needed

ANKARA If needed, Turkey will expand safe zone in northern Syria, the Turkish president said on Wednesday. "We will give a drastic response to any attack coming from outside of safe...

Turkey to host two mediation conferences in Istanbul

ANKARA Turkey is set to host two mediation conferences in Istanbul this week to raise awareness and build capacity for mediation, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The 6th Istanbul Mediation...

Turkey to open consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city

ANKARA Turkey will open a consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city, the fourth largest city of the Asian country, under a presidential decree. The decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday...

Israeli embassies shut as diplomats strike over pay

JERUSALEM  Israeli embassies and consulates around the world shut down on Wednesday because of a strike by diplomats and military attaches over a pay dispute. Several embassies put a message on...

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India: COVID-19 death count crosses 20,000

NEW DELHI  India’s death count due to COVID-19 crossed 20,000 on Tuesday with 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health...

Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

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.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

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