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Turkish minister slams despicable Greek news headline

ANKARA The Turkish defense minister on Sunday slammed a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The shameful record will remain a black mark in Greek press...

Turkey slams Russian jail sentences for Crimean Tatars

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the conviction of seven Crimean Tatars by a Russian court earlier this week. The country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "It is regrettable to suppress...

France urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue'

ANKARA French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Turkey to reopen a "responsible dialogue" on the Eastern Mediterranean. "In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message to Turkey: let's reopen a...

Turkey's US envoy lambasts Washington Post columnist

WASHINGTON Turkey's Ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic on Friday disputed a Washington Post op-ed that accused the Trump administration of "enabling" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Writing in the same paper...

Turkey rejects allegations against Syrian opposition

ANKARA Turkey on Friday dismissed allegations of human rights violations leveled against Syrian opposition. "We categorically reject both the baseless allegations of human rights violations claimed against the Syrian opposition, which...

Turkey summons Greek envoy over despicable news headline

ANKARA Turkey on Friday summoned Greece's envoy to the country over a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about the Turkish president, the country's foreign minister said. Insulting and cursing should...

Top Turkish diplomat attends World Economic Forum

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday shared his country’s contributions to international efforts during the novel coronavirus pandemic at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Mevlut Cavusoglu said...

Tension in Eastern Mediterranean in 5 questions

ATHENS Provoked by actors from outside the region such as France, Greece is taking steps to ramp up tension instead of establishing direct dialogue with Ankara. Below Anadolu Agency lays out...

Turkish president marks anniversary of Baku's liberation

ANKARA Turkey's president on Tuesday congratulated the Azerbaijani leader and people on the 102nd anniversary of the capital Baku's liberation from Armenian and Bolshevik occupation. Over the phone with Azerbaijan's President...

MoU on Libya-Turkey cooperation approved

ANKARA  A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Turkey and Libya last month has been approved, the country’s Official Gazette announced on Tuesday. According to the deal, both governments emphasized the...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...