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Turkey: Cabinet meets via video link

ISTANBUL A meeting of Turkey’s Cabinet started Monday afternoon under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. From Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Erdogan is chairing the meeting via video link, the...
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...

Turkey: AK Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigns

ANKARA The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigned from the party on Wednesday. "In line with the demand of the president, I resign from AK Party," Yeneroglu,...

Turkey: Ex-premier tests negative for virus

ANKARA The former Turkish prime minister recovered from COVID-19 and now tested negative. Binali Yildirim said on Twitter his test results came negative about two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus. Yildirim...

'Turkey is self-sufficient in fight against COVID-19'

ANKARA Being self-sufficient in medical equipment is as important as being so in the defense industry, and being a strong country in the provision chain will be one of Turkey's...
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...

Turkish court orders release of ex-opposition MP

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Thursday ordered release of a former opposition party lawmaker who was arrested on terrorism charges last year. In its ruling, the Istanbul Court of Justice sentenced...

No need for early elections in Turkey: Ruling party

ANKARA Holding early elections would make no sense and so are not on the agenda of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, a top party official said Thursday. "We have...
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...

Turkey suspends 4 mayors amid terror probes

ANKARA  Four mayors were suspended in eastern Turkey on Wednesday over alleged terror ties. The Interior Ministry suspended Songul Erden, the mayor of Idil district in southeastern Sirnak province. In southeastern Diyarbakir...

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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...