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Russia calls for urgent summit on Iran nuclear deal

MOSCOW  Russia on Friday called for an urgent meeting of world leaders to “avoid confrontation and aggravation” over the Iran nuclear deal President Vladimir Putin stressed the need for a videoconference...

Athens left alone in East Med: Greek ex-defense chief

ATHENS A former Greek defense minister has said in an interview that Athens would likely remain alone amid tension in the Eastern Mediterranean after Turkey announced it would continue seismic...

Russia registers 1st coronavirus vaccine in the world

MOSCOW The first coronavirus vaccine in the world has been registered in Russia, the country’s President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday. The vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center, has...

Erdogan takes revenge on Treaty of Sevres: French daily

PARIS An article in France’s Le Monde newspaper said the Turkish president and Libyan prime minister need a glorious and historical place to sign an agreement on an alliance that...

Kosovo PM tests positive for COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Hoti said in a post on his Facebook account that he has no...

Germany: Missing ammunition raises alarm

BERLIN More than 100 weapons and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition have disappeared from the inventory of the German armed forces and police, the daily WELT newspaper reported...

Bosnia: Srebrenica genocide exhibition begins

BELGRADE, Serbia  Bosnia and Herzegovina opened a photo exhibition on Tuesday as part of the 25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide. The exhibition in Srebrenica town aims at contextualizing the 1995 genocide,...

Russian election body approves constitutional vote

MOSCOW The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the results of the vote on constitutional amendments on Friday. "Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation voted by more than...

ECHR denounces France's treatment of asylum seekers

PARIS  The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a judgement Thursday condemned the treatment of three male asylum seekers living in France under what it termed "inhuman and degrading...

UK: At least 3 killed in 'terror-related' attack

LONDON At least three people were killed late Saturday in a "terror-related" stabbing in the English town of Reading, according to local media. Thames Valley Police said a male suspect is...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...