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Turkey foils plan 'cooked' in Pentagon’: Expert

ANKARA  Having carried out three counter-terrorism operations in northern Syria, Turkey prevented the emergence of a terror corridor on its southern border, foiling plans made in the U.S. Department of...

Turkey slams UN Rapporteurs remarks on Irish citizens

ANKARA Turkey criticized UN Special Rapporteurs on Saturday for providing "inaccurate” and “groundless claims" in a press release regarding an Irish citizen and her child. At issue is UN human rights...

Turkey to eye alternatives if F-35s not acquired

ANKARA Turkey said Saturday it would search for alternative fighter jets if it could not acquire F-35s for any reason. "All should be aware that Turkey will have to look for...

Turkey starts 4th drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

ANKARA Turkey started conducting the fourth drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, the country’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said Friday. "We are currently conducting the fourth drilling in the...

Turkish FM slams hypocrisy of EU Parliament head

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister slammed EU Parliament's President David Sassoli over his claim about the content of their meeting on Wednesday. The two met in Brussels. After the meeting, Sassoli tweeted that...

Top Turkish diplomat to attend NATO meeting in Brussels

ANKARA Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Nov. 20, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. "At the meeting, Foreign Ministers...

Turkey slams burning of TRNC flag in Greek Cypriot side

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday condemned the burning of Turkish Cypriot flag in the Greek Cypriot side on the first's anniversary of foundation. “We condemn the burning of the TRNC flag...

‘Ankara will continue to stand by Turkish Cypriots’

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkey’s vice president on Friday attended the official ceremony held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to mark its 36th foundation anniversary. During...

Erdogan marks 36th foundation anniversary of TRNC

ANKARA Turkey's president on Thursday issued a message, marking the 36th foundation anniversary of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to be celebrated on Friday. In the message, Erdogan said Turkey...

Turkey continues extradition of foreign terrorists

ANKARA The legal process to repatriate foreign terrorist fighters to their home countries continues, the Turkey's Interior Ministry said Thursday. A foreign terrorist fighter of British nationality was sent back to...

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Turkish president, Italian premier speak over phone

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate on Tuesday.  During the phone...

Turkish, Greek military delegations begin NATO talks

ANKARA A NATO technical meeting between Turkish and Greek military delegations began Tuesday at the alliance headquarters to discuss methods for reducing risks of incidents...

Top Turkish diplomat meets with Libyan vice premier

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday met with Libya’s deputy prime minister. Cavusoglu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Ahmed...

Controversial law-breaking UK bill passes 1st hurdle

LONDON A controversial British bill passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday with a vote of 340-263, a margin of victory of 77.Thirty MPs from...

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast

GENEVA At least 24 people died when a rubber boat carrying irregular migrants sank Tuesday on the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International...