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Turkey: Former parliament speaker COVID-19 positive

ANKARA  Former speaker of Turkish parliament Bulent Arinc announced on Thursday that he contracted the novel coronavirus. Arinc said on Twitter that he and his wife Munevver Arinc tested positive for...

Turkish party leader dismisses early election rumors

ANKARA The head of a Turkish opposition party on Monday dismissed rumors of possible snap elections. “The presidential and 28th term parliamentary elections will be held in June 2023, as planned....

Turkish presidential board discusses foreign policy

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of the Presidential High Advisory Board on Wednesday on Turkey's foreign policy. Following the two-and-half hour meeting, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said...

'Turkey not to allow injustices against Turkish Cyprus'

ANKARA Ankara will not allow any injustice against the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Turkey's ruling party said on Wednesday. Omer Celik, the spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK)...

'Greece now is rogue state in Eastern Mediterranean'

ANKARA Greece is now a rogue state in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, overreaching and crossing the line, said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. Turkey will not accept or forgive any...

Turkish assembly speaker meets parliamentary union head

ANKARA  Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop on Tuesday received Gabriela Cuevas Barron, head of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). According to the speaker's office in the capital Ankara, Sentop and Barron exchanged...

E.Med: Turkish opposition warns EU over Greek designs

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition party on Monday warned the European Union not to fall for Greek designs in the Mediterranean, saying Athens is trying to isolate Turkey in the region. Greece's...
Fuat Oktay

INTERVIEW – Turkey to EU: ‘Be fair, Turkey will not pull back’

ANKARA Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay sat down Saturday in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency to discuss the latest developments in Eastern Mediterranean, regional and international issues, and the...
Devlet Bahceli

‘Unthinkable for Turkey to give up Aegean, East Med’

ANKARA  It is unthinkable for Turkey to give up its “historical interests” in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, the head of a Turkish political party said on Saturday. Greece is playing...
Mustafa Sentop

Turkey: We will protect rights, interests in E. Med.

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Turkey will protect and defend its rights in accordance with international law, parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop said Friday. Countries were drawn to the Eastern Mediterranean when research revealed energy...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...