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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...

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...

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Turkey attaches importance to development of ties with both Russia, Islamic countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey attaches great importance to the development of economic, commercial, defense, tourism, and investment cooperation with both Russia and Islamic countries on a win-win...

Turkey has administered over 71.18M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 71.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

Troika Plus to meet on Afghanistan in Qatar next month

MOSCOW Russia, the US, China, and Pakistan, also known as the Troika Plus on Afghanistan, will meet next month in Qatar to discuss recent developments...

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

ANKARA Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far. The...

Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...