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‘Turkish, Greek foreign ministers to meet soon’

ANKARA  Turkey and Greece’s foreign ministers are planning to meet in the coming weeks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.  “There is a window of opportunity for better dialogue with...

Turkey calls on all parties in US to use common sense

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on all parties in the US to use moderation and common sense, as supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. Turkey...

2020 busy year for Turkish president amid pandemic

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone through a busy working period in 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, holding face-to-face or virtual events throughout the year. According to an...

Operation Spring Shield leaves mark on Syria in 2020

ANKARA  Syria witnessed major developments in 2020, but chief among them were displacement in Idlib due to intensified attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime and Turkey's Operation Spring Shield.  The regime...

Turkish visit to Libya is of strategic importance

TRIPOLI A visit by Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and a high-level military delegation to Libya to inspect the Turkish troops deployed in the country is of great importance...

Turkish President Erdogan is 'man of his word': Putin

MOSCOW Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a man who keeps his word, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Asked at his annual news conference about the most difficult negotiator...

US sanctions 'blatant attack' on Turkey: President

US sanctions announced this week are a “blatant attack” on Turkish sovereignty, the nation’s president said Wednesday. Turkey is the first NATO member to face such sanctions, Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Turkey strongly rejects US sanctions decision

ANKARA  Turkish officials on Monday denounced a US decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.  Criticizing the move, Turkish Vice President Fuat...

Turkey could open its borders to Armenia: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his country could open its borders to Armenia, if Yerevan takes steps toward regional peace. Speaking at a joint news conference with...

Turkish, Azerbaijani presidents attend Victory Parade

ANKARA  The Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Thursday addressed a large crowd at liberation celebrations in Baku for Azerbaijani territories liberated from occupation of Armenian forces. Attending the ceremony of Victory...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...