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President Erdogan meets Equatorial Guinean counterpart

ISTANBUL Turkey's President received on Friday his counterpart from Equatorial Guinea in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan welcomed president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife at...

Macron 'positively assesses' Sochi deal on Syria

MOSCOW The French president has “positively assessed" the recent Turkish-Russian deal on Syria in a phone talk with his Russian counterpart, the Kremlin said on Saturday. During his conversation with France’s...

Germany should act in line with alliance spirit: Turkey

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday called on Germany to act in line with the “spirit of alliance” on Turkey’s anti-terrorism operation in northern Syria. “What we expect from Germany is...

Turkish Cypriot premier hails anti-terror push in Syria

HATAY, Turkey The Turkish Cypriot prime minister on Saturday said his country has always stood with Turkey in its legitimate fight against terrorism. “We Turkish Cypriots have always taken the side...

Turkey to extend troops deployment in Lebanon

ANKARA Turkey will extend its deployment of troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the UN’s interim force, according Friday to the Official Gazette. The decision came after parliament...

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...

NATO defense ministers' meeting ends in Brussels

ANKARA NATO secretary general expressed the alliance's commitment in Afghanistan as the two-day NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels ended on Friday. "After 18 years, 29 allies and many partners stay...

Turkish, Qatari defense ministers meet in Brussels

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with his Greek, French, Afghan and Qatari counterparts at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Friday, according to a statement from the Turkish Defense Ministry. The...

Turkish defense minister meets counterparts in Brussels

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with his Greek, French, Afghan and Qatari counterparts at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Friday, according to a statement from the Turkish Defense Ministry. The...

Turkish, Greek defense ministers discuss security

BRUSSELS  Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos on Friday discussed defense and security. Akar and Panagiotopoulos also exchanged views on the Aegean Sea, Cyprus and developments...

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Bangsamoro: Community transmission worsens pandemic

ANKARA  The top official of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in the southern Philippines said cases of the novel coronavirus had substantially risen after "local community...

No return to 'good old days' for German-US ties

BERLIN When it comes to German-American relations, things could hardly get much worse, as they reached a new post-World War II low in the wake...

Nigeria registers 423 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria has confirmed 423 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 47,290. In its daily update,...

Turkey arrests 3 suspects for FETO terror links

ADANA, Turkey Turkish forces arrested three more people for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security...

Lillard scores 61, leads Blazers victory over Mavericks

ANKARA Damian Lillard tied a career-high 61 points in the Portland Trail Blazers 134-131 win against the Dallas Mavericks late Tuesday. Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony produced...