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Turkey's Erdogan congratulates new Algerian president

ANKARA Turkey's president on Saturday called his recently-elected Algerian counterpart to congratulate him on his election victory. Turkish sources said during the phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished success to Abdelmadjid...

Awarding Nobel to Handke 'insult to Bosnians'

ANKARA Awarding the Nobel Prize to Peter Handke is an insult to humanity and oppressed Bosnians, a Turkish political leader said on Wednesday. Speaking to journalists in parliament, Mustafa Destici, head...

Turkish, Russian presidents talk Syria, other issues

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed recent developments in Syria over the phone on Wednesday, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate. Apart from Syria,...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers hold phone call

MOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed the situation in the Middle East in a phone call, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. The two...

‘Turkey, NATO to continue supporting Afghanistan’

ANKARA Turkey and NATO will continue supporting Afghanistan as long as Kabul seeks their help, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Afghanistan’s acting...

Turkey calls for more int’l investment in Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during "sensitive" times the country has been going through. Erdogan’s remarks came at...

'NATO stronger, more meaningful with Turkey'

ANKARA Turkey's national defense minister said Monday that NATO is stronger and more meaningful with Turkey. "NATO is stronger, more meaningful with Turkey, questioning Turkey is meaningless," Hulusi Akar told Anadolu...

Turkey, Qatar collaborate for standardization

DOHA The Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) will take on Qatar's certification and standardization, an official said. Turkey’s Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank told Anadolu Agency: "We want to share our...

Turkey deports 11 French citizens over Daesh/ISIS links

ANKARA  Turkey deported 11 French citizens over links to the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday. The ministry statement said the extradition process continues for other foreign terrorists. The...

Top Turkish officials meet Council of Europe head

ANKARA Top Turkish officials on Sunday met the visiting secretary general of the Council of Europe.  Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul met Marija Pejcinovic Buric in the...

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Death toll from floods in Nigeria climbs to 95

ABUJA  The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 95, according to local media reports.  Sixteen more people were killed in floods caused by...

Twitter removes Iran-linked accounts during US debate

WASHINGTON Twitter said Wednesday it removed nearly 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran as the first US presidential debate was taking place Tuesday...

Boko Haram kills 10 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA  Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group killed 10 soldiers in an ambush in northeastern Nigeria, local media reported Wednesday.   Eight soldiers were also wounded...

US: 7 shot at funeral home in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON  Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in the US state of Wisconsin as they gathered for a funeral.  Around 1 pm, a gunman pulled...

Putin, Macron discuss Upper Karabakh conflict by phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the situation in the occupied Upper Karabakh region.  Putin and...