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Turkey says determined to preserve Idlib de-escalation zone

ISTANBUL  Turkey is determined to preserve the de-escalation zone in Idlib, Syria despite the violations of cease-fire and the brutality of Assad regime, the country’s presidential spokesman said on Friday. Turkey’s...

Pompeo, UAE crown prince talk normalization with Israel

ISTANBUL  Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and the US’s top diplomat spoke by phone Tuesday about the recent controversial deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations.   Sheikh Mohammed...

UAE cancels meet with US, Israel over F-35 sale: Report

ANKARA The United Arab Emirates has reportedly cancelled an anticipated tripartite meeting with Israel and the US over a pending F-35 fighter jets sale.Abu Dhabi cancelled the meeting on Friday...

No normalization until Israel ends occupation: OIC

ISTANBUL The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday said there will be no normalization of ties with Israel until the country ends its occupation of Arab and Palestinian lands. Yousef...

Israel, UAE to cooperate on health

JERUSALEM Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed Monday to cooperate in the field of healthcare.  This came in a phone call between Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and his...

Putin, Netanyahu discuss UAE-Israel deal over phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged views on the controversial "normalization agreement" between the United Arab Emirates and Israel over phone Monday.Putin stressed the...

Saudi Arabia to localize engineering jobs: Reports

ANKARA Saudi Arabia decided on Monday to localize engineering jobs in the country, according to local media.  The decision was taken by Saudi Labor Minister Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi as part...

US-led coalition hands over military base to Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq The US-led coalition against Daesh/ISIS on Sunday withdrew from the Taji military base in Iraq and handed it over to the Iraqi army, according to the coalition. "The movement...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts rebel drone from Yemen

SANAA The Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday it had intercepted an explosives-laden drone fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said the drone was shot...

Hezbollah downs Israeli drone in southern Lebanon

By Mahmut Geldi BEIRUT Hezbollah announced Saturday that it downed an Israeli drone that violated Lebanon’s airspace in the southern border area near Israel. The Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot...

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Turkey to maintain humanitarian foreign policy in 2021

ANKARA Turkey will continue to implement an entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy in the field and at the table in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. "We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti...

Over 640 PKK terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

ANKARA At least 641 PKK/KCK terror suspects have been nabbed during two-day operations across Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The suspects were detained in...