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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...

NATO defense ministers' meeting ends in Brussels

ANKARA NATO secretary general expressed the alliance's commitment in Afghanistan as the two-day NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels ended on Friday. "After 18 years, 29 allies and many partners stay...

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ANALYSIS – How will Biden ‘reassess’ US-Saudi relationship?

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Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the...