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Serbian president congratulates Handke over Nobel Prize

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic congratulated Austrian author Peter Handke for winning this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. Handke, 77, was awarded despite his open support to Serbian...

Erdogan’s remarks on Nobel Prize not for Orhan Pamuk

ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not referring to Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, with his "terrorist" remark, a top...

Awarding Nobel to Handke encourages Islam's enemies

ANKARA Awarding the Nobel Prize to Peter Handke will only encourage “enemies of Islam and humanity”, the Turkish president said on Tuesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks came at a...

Russian FM says Moscow open to release of election docs

WASHINGTON Russia is open to the release of key documents it says would exonerate it of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday. Speaking...

US: Police officers shot in New Jersey shooting

WASHINGTON An unknown number of police officers were shot in the U.S. state of New Jersey on Tuesday, according to Governor Phil Murphy . "Our thoughts and prayers are...

US: Multiple people killed in New Jersey shooting

Multiple people, including a police officer, have been killed in a shootout in the U.S. state of New Jersey, authorities said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing,...

Qatar's Embassy in Turkey marks National Day

ANKARA Qatar's Embassy in Ankara marked on Tuesday the country’s 141st National Day. The celebration, which marks the establishment of the Gulf state, was attended by Turkish Parliament Speaker...

Didier Deschamps extends France contract until 2022

ANKARA Didier Deschamps extended his contract with France until the end of the World Cup in Qatar, the French Football Federation announced Tuesday. "Didier Deschamps has extended his contract...

FETO, PKK global threat for peace: Turkey’s top cleric

ANKARA Turkey’s top cleric said Tuesday that terrorist group PKK and the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) are a global threat. "It is one of the clearest truths revealed in...

Turkey to host rally for Egyptian prisoners

ISTANBUL/ANKARA A large number of Egyptians and Turkish civil society groups will attend a torchlight march in Istanbul to draw attention to unlawful detentions by the Egyptian regime. The...

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Turkey, TRNC do not condone theft of rights in E. Med.

NICOSIA, Cyprus  The prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said Friday that Turkey and his country will not condone the usurpation...

Former Greek FM criticize maritime deal with Egypt

ATHENS Former Greek foreign minister criticized on Friday a maritime deal between Greece and Egypt.   Greece made concessions on all issues under negotiation, Nikos Kotzias said...

300K Lebanese refuse to leave damaged homes after blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon The Lebanese capital is still in mourning Friday after a massive blast hit the Port of Beirut earlier this week and left damages...

Hungarian PM: Illegal migrants pose biological risks

BELGRADE, Serbia The arrival of illegal migrants in Hungary during the coronavirus pandemic is kind of a biological threat, that country’s prime minister said Friday. All...

EU reimpose travel restriction for Moroccan nationals

BRUSSELS  EU countries decided Friday to remove Morocco from its free travel list granting entry to non-EU nationals to the bloc's territory.  The decision came a...