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'We must be tough with Erdogan government': Macron

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said Europe must be "open and tough" with Turkey's (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan government. “There should be a common attitude on Turkey. Europe should...

Greece: 400 kids relocated from gutted Moria camp

ATHENS Some 400 unaccompanied children from a Greek refugee camp gutted in a fire a day earlier were transferred to the city of Thessaloniki, authorities said on Thursday. The children were...

Croatia: Farmers demonstrate against inequality

ZAGREB, Croatia Farmers in Croatia protested inequality Thursday by bringing watermelons to the entrance of a government building.  As ministers entered the Banski dvori building, a group of farmers with a...

UK announces 'moonshot plan' for COVID-free passports

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at a coronavirus briefing on Wednesday a “moonshot plan” for "COVID-free passports" that would allow people who test negative to return to normal...

Serbia suspends military drills over 'EU pressure'

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia on Wednesday suspended participation in all military exercises with its foreign partners for six months over "undeserved pressure" from the EU. "We will not participate in any exercises...

Germany extends travel warning for non-EU countries

BERLIN Germany on Wednesday extended its travel warning for non-EU, non-Schengen area countries amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The previous date of Sept. 14 was extended until Sept. 30, said Maria...

Brexit: Outcry over UK bill that violates intl law

LONDON The UK government on Wednesday published an internal market bill that breaks international law and was widely condemned, not least by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who...

Russia welcomes Serbia, Kosovo economic normalization

MOSCOW Russia welcomes an agreement signed between Belgrade and Pristina on economic normalization in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. Russia considers the agreement as a step in...

Lukashenko: New presidential election on the table

MOSCOW The president of Belarus said on Wednesday that the country could hold a new presidential poll in the coming years.  In an interview with several Russian news outlets, including the...

France: More lawmakers jump ship from ruling party

PARIS Three members of French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist LREM party have resigned to join the opposition Democratic Movement. After being offered membership by Patrick Mignola, head of the Democratic Movement,...

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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...