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Turkish president, German chancellor talk over phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish authorities said on Monday. Erdogan and Merkel discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the fight...

Erdogan: 2-state solution in Cyprus must be discussed

ANKARA  A two-state solution needs to be negotiated in Cyprus on the basis of sovereign equality, Turkey's president said on Sunday. "There are two different people and two separate states in...

Turkey calls on all parties in US to use common sense

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on all parties in the US to use moderation and common sense, as supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. Turkey...

Turkey slams Austria over spying allegations

ANKARA Turkey criticized Austrian authorities late Tuesday over allegations of spying in Austria. “We reject the unfounded allegations made about our country by the Austrian authorities,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami...

'US sanctions on Turkey arrogantly flout int'l law'

MOSCOW The US decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense is a typical show of American arrogance and lawlessness, said Russia’s defense minister...

Top US diplomat to travel to Turkey this week

WASHINGTON  The US top diplomatic said he will travel to Turkey later this week. Mike Pompeo told a news conference at the State Department that he would head Friday to France,...

‘Israel-UAE deal null and void for Turkey’

ANKARA Turkey again lambasted on Friday a recent deal between the UAE and Israel to normalize ties between the two countries, saying the agreement is null and void for Turkey. "This...

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...

'Turkey won't tolerate piracy in Aegean, Med regions'

ANKARA Turkey will not tolerate illegal actions in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions, said the nation’s president on Monday. "Turkey won't allow piracy or banditry in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions,"...

Turkey offers condolences to Yemen over deadly floods

ANKARA  Turkey offered its condolences Wednesday to Yemen over floods triggered by heavy rains which killed at least 17 people in eastern Marib province. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a...

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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,...