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Turkey to open consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city

ANKARA Turkey will open a consulate in Japan’s Nagoya city, the fourth largest city of the Asian country, under a presidential decree. The decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday...

Israeli embassies shut as diplomats strike over pay

JERUSALEM  Israeli embassies and consulates around the world shut down on Wednesday because of a strike by diplomats and military attaches over a pay dispute. Several embassies put a message on...

Turkey's Republic Day celebrated in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  The Turkish embassy in Islamabad hosted a reception Tuesday evening marking the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. Pakistan’s Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar...

Turkey, Russia, Iran issue joint statement on Syria

GENEVA The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in a joint statement Tuesday. They issued the...

Turkish missions in Europe mark Republic Day

LONDON Turkish missions across Europe celebrated the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Republic on Tuesday. In London, Turkish Ambassador to the U.K. Umit Yalcin hosted a reception offering well-known...

UN head to visit Istanbul international conference

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be in Turkey on Thursday, his spokesman said Tuesday. In his Istanbul visit, the UN chief will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and attend...

Turkey, Russia to conduct safe zone patrols in N.Syria

ANKARA  Turkey and Russia will start joint military patrols in the safe zone area in Syria, Turkey’s national defense minister said Tuesday. Turkey and Russia will soon conduct joint military patrols...

Russia-Turkey talks continue on second day

ANKARA A Russian military delegation on the second day, continued holding talks in Ankara, to discuss modalities of an agreement arrived between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian...

Syria: 18 people captured alive in Ras al-Ayn

ANKARA 18 people, alleged to be Syrian regime’s elements, were captured alive in Syria's Ras al-Ayn, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. During the search in the southeastern region of Ras...

Turkey's national day celebrated in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia / PRETORIA, South Africa / NAIROBI, Kenya Turkish ambassador to Ethiopia and AU Ambassador Yaprak Alp said that the 96th Republic Day is a great foundation for...

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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,...