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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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Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told...

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...