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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, Iraqi defense chiefs hold talks in Ankara

ANKARA  Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Monday met with his Iraqi counterpart Jumaah Enad Saadoonn in the capital Ankara to talk bilateral and regional issues, said Turkey’s National Defense...

'In our region, strong defense for Turkey a must'

ISTANBUL  As Turkey strengthens its armed forces, its geographical position means it must boast a strong defense, said its defense minister on Friday. The Turkish Armed Forces' achievements "have been accomplished...

Turkish president greets Azerbaijani leader on his birthday

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday congratulated his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, on his 59th birthday. Erdogan wished Aliyev a healthy, peaceful, and long life with his family and nation...

Turkish president receives credentials of 5 new envoys

ANKARA  Turkey’s president on Wednesday received credentials from envoys of five more countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed new ambassadors of Slovakia, Afghanistan, Portugal, South Korea, and El Salvador at the...

Erdogan hails new embassy compound in Bangladesh

ANKARA The Turkish president Wednesday hailed the opening of a new embassy compound in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, saying it is a sign of the importance Turkey gives to bilateral relations...

Erdogan urges Biden to boost relations with Turkey

ANKARA Turkey's president on Wednesday urged US President-elect Joe Biden to pay due attention to Turkish-American relations. "We believe that the new president of America, Mr. Biden, will also pay due...

Turkish FM blasts Greek counterpart over remarks

Turkey's foreign minister lambasted his Greek counterpart Sunday over his controversial remarks to a local newspaper.  "Dear Niko, here's some friendly advice for the new year -- stop asking for...

'Turkey continues giving helping hand to needy'

ANKARA Turkey continues to lend a helping hand to people in need as the world’s most generous country during the coronavirus pandemic, said Turkey’s foreign minister, marking Dec. 20, International...

Turkey condemns arrest of consulate staff in Greece

ISTANBUL Turkey condemned the arrest of a staff member at one of its diplomatic missions in Greece on Friday. "We condemn the arrest of Sebahattin Bayram, a contracted secretary at our...

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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,...