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Turkish opposition party backs Erdogan ahead of US meet

ANKARA An opposition party leader on Wednesday voiced support for the Turkish president ahead of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. "Whatever result comes out of the meeting in...

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,...

'We should support Turkish president on his US visit'

ANKARA  The leader of a Turkish opposition party on Wednesday urged support for Turkey’s president ahead of his meeting in Washington with his U.S. counterpart. "Foreign policy is a national policy,...

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...

Erdogan extends condolences for death of Turkish deputy

ISTANBUL The Turkish president extended his condolences over the death of Markar Esayan, a lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. “I have learned with great sorrow of the...

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...

Anadolu Agency releases photo album on Turkish leaders

ANKARA Anadolu Agency published a photo album of Turkey's presidents from the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, to sitting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a special edition for the agency's...

Turkey: Parliament speaker nominated for 2nd term

By Emin Avundukluoglu ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Friday nominated Mustafa Sentop for a second term as parliament speaker. Speaking to reporters in parliament, Naci Bostanci, the...

Turkey: Main opposition party holds regular congress

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) 37th regular congress started on Saturday in the capital Ankara. The two-day congress is being held at Bilkent University's Odeon exhibition center. On the...

'Hagia Sophia decision ends our nation's longing'

ANKARA  The Turkish parliament speaker said on Friday that Hagia Sophia's turning into a mosque ended a longing for a generation.  "With Hagia Sophia decision, a longing in the heart of...

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Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters...

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas target in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against a position of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, according to...

US: Turkish man helps free senior couple trapped in car

WASHINGTON  Mustafa Tosun, a Turkish-American mechanic, was among a few good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of a senior couple whose car had plunged...

US: Barrett's Senate confirmation vote to happen Monday

WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. "We'll be voting...

Azerbaijan shoots down 2 Armenian UAVs

GANJA, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan shot down two Armenian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The drones were taken down in two different...