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NATO urges Russia not to restrict free navigation in Black Sea

ANKARA NATO on Friday voiced concern over Russia's plans to restrict access to some parts of the Black Sea and Kerch Strait. "This would be an unjustified move and part of...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment and weapons will be deployed...

Russia warns US to stay away from Black Sea

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called "provocative" the US maneuvers in the Black Sea and warned Washington to "stay away" from it. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow...

'US to deploy additional troops in Germany'

BERLIN The US will increase its military presence in Germany by deploying nearly 500 additional troops, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, alongside...

NATO chief urges Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s borders

BRUSSELS The NATO chief Tuesday called on Russia to withdraw its military forces from the Ukrainian border. “Russia must end this military build-up in and around Ukraine, stop its provocations and...

Kremlin denies Russian threat to Ukraine

MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday the Russian Armed Forces does not pose a threat to Ukraine. Asked for how long the Russian troops will stay near the Ukrainian...

France must acknowledge complicity in Rwanda genocide

PARIS For more than three decades, the question of alleged complicity in the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda has haunted France. Paris has officially never apologized for its involvement...

Kosovo’s parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as president

Kosovo’s parliament elected Vjosa Osmani as the country’s new president on Sunday. Osmani received 71 votes from the lawmakers at the third round of voting in the Assembly of Kosovo. While...

France announces 3rd limited lockdown

PARIS Starting this Saturday, France will undergo a limited lockdown for four weeks wherein schools, colleges and non-essential shops will remain shut, the president said Wednesday in a televised address. Extending...

Migration is an important issue for all Europe: Borrell

ROME The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Friday that migration was an “important issue” for the entirety of Europe.  “We have to deal with the migration problem as a European...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...