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Turkey schedules new evacuation flights for Turks in US

ANKARA Turkey has scheduled four new evacuation flights from the coronavirus-hit US for its citizens who have short-term visas, the Turkish Embassy in Washington announced. To ensure the return of these...

Turkey, Senegal set mid-term trade goal of $1 billion

DAKAR Turkey and the West African country of Senegal have set a target to increase their bilateral trade volume to $1 billion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in Senegal...

Turkish FM held talks on killing of Qasem Soleimani

Turkey's foreign minister on Sunday spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his Qatari counterpart over the phone, diplomatic sources said late Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, in separate phone conversations...

‘Turkey’s Libyan motion to thwart regional plots’

ANKARA A motion ratified by the Turkish parliament authorizing the government to deploy troops in Libya will thwart regional plots, protect country’s rights and interests, said Turkey’s vice president on...

Libya welcomes Turkey's troops motion

ANKARA  Libyan foreign minister called his Turkish counterpart and thanked him for a motion that passed in the Turkish parliament on Thursday.      According to diplomatic sources, Mohamed Taher Siala thanked...

Turkish, US presidents discuss Libya, Syria over phone

ANKARA Turkish president on Thursday talked with his U.S. counterpart over the phone to discuss bilateral relations and situation in Libya and Syria, an official statement said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

Turkey shuts power plants for not installing filters

ANKARA Turkey shut down five thermal power plants completely and one other partially for failure to comply with the law to install filters, authorities said Wednesday. Four out of seven plants...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul starts year looking up

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index started the first trading day of the New Year with a rise of 0.42% or 477.55 points to open Thursday at 114,902.51 points. The BIST 100...

Protesters vacate US Embassy compound in Iraq

BAGHDAD  Iran-backed militias on Wednesday withdrew from the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the Iraqi army said. The protesters also dismantled their tents outside the Green Zone in Baghdad...

Iraq: Iranian-backed militia urged to leave US Embassy

BAGHDAD After a dramatic day that saw the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad breached, an Iranian-backed militia on Wednesday group urged its members in Iraq to withdraw from around the...

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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...