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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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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...