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Istanbul key to 2023 elections, says Turkish president

ISTANBUL  The Turkish president on Sunday stressed the significance of Turkey’s metropolitan city of Istanbul for the country's 2023 elections. Speaking at his Justice and Development (AK) Party’s extended provincial advisory...

Turkish president appoints new education minister

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed Mahmut Ozer as the country’s new education minister following the resignation of Ziya Selcuk, according to a notice published early Friday in...

Turkey appoints 2 new deputy ministers

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed new deputy ministers Thursday. Fatma Oncu was appointed as deputy minister to the Family and Social Services Ministry. Mehmet Hamdi Yildirim was appointed to the...

Turkey: President Erdogan re-elected ruling party head

ANKARA Turkey's president on Wednesday was unanimously re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in a congress in the capital Ankara. After being nominated by top party officials,...

Turkish officials hail withdrawal from European treaty

By Omer Olcay, Sefa Sahin and Buket Guven ANKARA Turkish officials on Saturday voiced support for a decision to withdraw from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against...

Turkey urges respect for ruling on opposition lawmaker

ANKARATurkey on Thursday urged the international community to respect the court ruling following which the Turkish parliament revoked the seat of an opposition lawmaker.The Foreign Ministry said in a...

‘New constitution to carry Turkey into next centenary’

BURSA, Turkey The head of the Turkish parliament’s Human Rights Commission said Tuesday they wish to enter the next 100 years of the Turkish republic with a new civil constitution.  Visiting...

'Turkey's IYI Party pursues justice within the law'

ANKARA A Turkish opposition party leader on Wednesday said that on the matter of parliamentary deputies accused of terrorist ties, the IYI (Good) Party would pursue justice within the law. Vowing...

Legal experts hail Turkey’s human rights action plan

ANKARA Turkish lawyers and academics hailed the Human Rights Action Plan announced Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Muharram Ozen, a law professor and dean of the law faculty at Ankara...

'Military coups are crimes against humanity'

ISTANBUL  The Turkish president on Sunday spoke against military coups, particularly the 1997 "post-modern" coup by the Turkish armed forces. In a video message on the coup's 24th anniversary, Recep Tayyip...

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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...