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Turkish foreign minister hosts Ethiopian representative

ANKARA Turkey hosted the special representative of Ethiopia's prime minister in Ankara on Thursday.  After the meeting with Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, who is Ethiopia’s former president, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Turkish foreign minister attends virtual G20 meeting

ANKARA  Turkey’s top diplomat attended the G20 Extraordinary Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs via a video link. “At the meeting, we discussed steps to be taken during the new normal...

Turkish foreign minister meets KRG head Barzani

ANKARA  The Turkish foreign minister met with the President of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the capital Ankara on Friday. In a Twitter post, Mevlut Cavusoglu said he hosted KRG...

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...

Turkey offers condolences over death of Saudi royal

LONDON  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud over the phone, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said Wednesday. Erdogan called the king to express his condolences...

Turkey-Israel relations following Libya deal

ISTANBUL Turkey was at the center of some head-spinning developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in the last few days.  In fact, the world and especially the riparian states are closely following...

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...

'Jerusalem is our red line': Turkey on Nakba

ANKARA The Turkish presidential spokesman on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 72nd anniversary of the Day of Nakba. In a statement marking the day, Ibrahim Kalin...

President Erdogan meets Equatorial Guinean counterpart

ISTANBUL Turkey's President received on Friday his counterpart from Equatorial Guinea in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan welcomed president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife at...

Turkey rejects Egypt's accusations over Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday rejected allegations Egypt leveled against Ankara regarding Libya. Hami Aksoy said: "We reject the unfounded accusations of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry against Turkey...

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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,...