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Turkish, Azerbaijani presidents attend Victory Parade

ANKARA  The Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Thursday addressed a large crowd at liberation celebrations in Baku for Azerbaijani territories liberated from occupation of Armenian forces. Attending the ceremony of Victory...

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...

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 captured wife of Baghdadi, Erdogan announces

ANKARA Turkey captured the wife of late Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday. "I am announcing for the first time, we captured the wife of Baghdadi...

Turkey fulfills its obligations within NATO: Minister

ANKARA  Turkey fulfills its obligations within NATO with both financial and military contributions, the Turkish defense minister said on Friday. "We are behind this obligation both by our financial contributions and...

COVID-19: Turkey donates medical equipment to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Turkey on Wednesday donated medical protective equipment for Pakistani doctors battling the coronavirus in the country, an official said. The medical supplies were handed over by Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad...

Turkey slams EU declaration on Eastern Mediterranean

ANKARA EU foreign minister's declaration on the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean are the "last example of a fruitless discourse," Turkey's foreign ministry spokesperson said Saturday.   It serves “no purpose,"...

Turkish president, Italian PM discuss Libya over phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone on Saturday. Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement that Erdogan and Conte discussed regional...

Turkish top diplomat talks with EU foreign policy chief

ISTANBUL Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Sunday spoke to EU’s foreign policy chief over the phone over latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cavusoglu and Josep Borrell discussed regional developments amid...

Turkish president receives head of Iraq's Kurdish region

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Nechirvan Barzani, the leader of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), in the capital Ankara on Friday. Erdogan hosted the visiting official at the presidential...

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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,...