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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...

Turkey rejects allies' dialogue with YPG/PKK terrorist

ANKARA  Turkish foreign minister Friday criticized his country’s allies for dealing with a YPG/PKK ringleader sought with a red notice. "Our allies' dialogue with a terrorist wanted with a red...

Turkey denunciates Le Point's editor-in-chief, reporter

ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denunciated on Friday the editor-in-chief and also a reporter of France's Le Point magazine over an insulting magazine cover. The president's lawyer Huseyin Aydin filed a...

NATO ministers to address deterrence, defense posture

ANKARA NATO defense ministers will discuss deterrence and defense posture, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. "Today we will address NATO’s deterrence and defense posture. Ensuring it remains fit for the...

Taiwan seeks Turkey’s support in global stage

ANKARA  The chief of the Taiwanese mission in Turkey echoed on Thursday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks that "the world is bigger than five". "Taiwan is a small country and...

Turkey thanks Palestine for Arab League non-signature

ANKARA Ankara thanked Palestine on Thursday, after the authority refrained from signing a condemnation by the Arab League against Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria. Meeting Palestine's ambassador to Turkey,...

Northeastern Syria dominates NATO meeting

ANKARA NATO defense ministers discussed on Thursday wide range of issues, including the situation in northeastern Syria, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "There are different views among allies, and we had...

Turkey lacks expertise on neighbor countries: Official

ANKARA There is a lack of expertise in Turkey on neighboring countries, especially Iran, head of Turkey’s Presidency of Turks and Related Communities Abroad (YTB) said on Thursday. “In Turkey, you...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Oct. 25, 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...

Armenia leader should be charged for war crimes, experts say

ISTANBUL Amid the continuing clashes over Upper Karabakh, Turkish experts believe Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his administration should be charged for war crimes. Yalcin...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not...

Turkey to set up strategic logistics centers for trade

ANKARA  Turkey plans to establish foreign logistics centers in strategic regions in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Far East, said the country's top...

French president encouraged Islamophobia: Pakistan PM

KARACHI, Pakistan  The Pakistani prime minster has added his voice to the growing criticism of the French president for "encouraging Islamophobia" following the killing of...