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Russian president expresses readiness to help overcoming global food crisis

MOSCOW The Russian president on Thursday said his country is ready to help overcome the global food security crisis if Western sanctions imposed due to its war with Ukraine...

NATO chief expresses understanding of Turkiye's security concerns over alliance expansion

ANKARA The NATO chief on Thursday expressed understanding of Turkiye's security concerns on Finland and Sweden's membership bids, saying Ankara is a "very important" ally of the alliance. "When an ally...

Russia to open sea corridor for foreign ships to Black Sea: Local media

ANKARA Russia will open sea corridors for foreign ships to the Black Sea, according to local media on Wednesday. "In order to ensure the safe exit of foreign vessels from the...

Russian defense minister claims Moscow deliberately slows down offensive in Ukraine

MOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Tuesday that the country's army is deliberately slowing down its movements in Ukraine to allow civilians to leave the war zone. Hitting targets...

Ukrainian foreign minister praises Turkiye's mediation efforts

KYIV, Ukraine Turkiye and Ukraine have a relationship based on trust, said Ukraine’s foreign minister, also praising Turkiye for working to mediate the ongoing war, which began on Feb. 24,...

Discomfort in Sweden over 'rushed decision' on NATO membership

STOCKHOLM High officials, experts, and the public in Sweden are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the Nordic country's "rushed decision" to join NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Sweden, following Finland's...

NATO chief acknowledges Turkiye’s concerns on Sweden, Finland's membership bids

BRUSSELS NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged on Tuesday the relevance of Turkiye’s concerns on Sweden and Finland's membership bids for the defense alliance, reiterating that it is an “important...

NATO negotiations with Turkiye to take some time, says Sweden

STOCKHOLM Negotiations with Turkiye on Sweden’s membership to NATO will take some more time, the Swedish prime minister said Monday. Magdalena Andersson told Swedish official news agency TT that her meeting...

9 Russian attacks repulsed in Donetsk, Luhansk: Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine The Ukrainian military said on Sunday it repulsed nine Russian attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk over the past day. Five Russian tanks, four artillery systems, 10 armored combat...

Maras solely under Northern Cyprus’s jurisdiction: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

ANKARA The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) reiterated Saturday that the fenced-off area of Maras is its territory and solely under the government’s jurisdiction. “The Greek Cypriot administration of Southern...

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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...