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Taiwan seeks Turkey’s support in global stage

ANKARA  The chief of the Taiwanese mission in Turkey echoed on Thursday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks that "the world is bigger than five". "Taiwan is a small country and...

Turkey, Russia, Iran issue joint statement on Syria

GENEVA The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in a joint statement Tuesday. They issued the...

ISIS/Daesh members will be repatriated: Turkey

ANKARA Foreign ISIS/Daesh terrorists being held by Turkey will be repatriated even if their citizenship has been revoked, despite the roadblocks erected by certain countries, said Turkey's interior minister on...

Turkey knows whereabouts of key FETO terrorist

ANKARA  Turkey knows the whereabouts of a key Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) member, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday. “We know whereabouts of Adil Oksuz ,” Suleyman Soylu said in...

Turkey authorizes transfer of ventilators to Spain

ANKARA Turkish foreign minister on Saturday said the government authorized the transfer of ventilators to Spain, and dismissed reports claiming that the Turkish administration sought to confiscate medical equipment amid...

Turkish intel helps rescue abducted Italian aid worker

ANKARA Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) helped rescue a kidnapped Italian aid worker in Somalia, according to a security source on Sunday. Silvia Constanza Romano, 25, was abducted in Kenya’s southeastern...

Top-level Turkish delegation meets Libyan premier

ANKARA A delegation of senior Turkish officials met with Libya’s premier on Wednesday. In the capital Tripoli, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Treasury and Finance Minister...

Turkish president, NATO chief discuss E.Med on phone

ISTANBUL Turkey's president Friday spoke to the NATO head over the phone, with the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean discussed, the Turkish authorities said. In the phone call with Jean...

Top Turkish, US officials discuss East Med over phone

ANKARA Senior officials from Turkey and the US held a phone call Thursday on various issues including recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. According to a statement by Turkey's presidential spokesman...

Much work remains in fight against racism: Cavusoglu

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told his German counterpart Wednesday that racism and xenophobia can only be defeated together and with determination. He was responding to a post on Twitter...

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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,...