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President Erdogan welcomes killing of Daesh/ISIS head

ANKARA The killing of the ringleader of the Daesh terror group -- also known as ISIS -- marks a turning point in the joint fight against terrorism, Turkish President Recep...

Turkey won 'diplomatic victory' in Syria: Qatari envoy

ISTANBUL Qatar's ambassador to Turkey has described an agreement between Ankara, Moscow and Washington on the parameters of a proposed safe zone in northern Syria as a "diplomatic victory" for...

Turkish president, German chancellor talk on phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone on Sunday, according to an official statement. "During the meeting, bilateral and regional developments, as well...

Turkey ‘deeply concerned’ over deadly protests in Iraq

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday expressed concern over the use of force in response to fresh anti-government protests in Iraq. "We are deeply concerned over reports regarding the use of disproportionate use...

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...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 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.  Coronavirus...