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US says reopening of Maras ‘inconsistent’ with UN

WASHINGTON The reopening of the northern Cypriot city of Maras, also known in Greek as Varosha, is "inconsistent" with UN Security Council resolutions and will not help bring peace to...

Turkey says Armenian atrocities 'must be stopped'

ANKARA As Armenia continues to attack Azerbaijani civilians amid an ongoing conflict in Upper Karabakh, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Thursday that Yerevan's war crimes must be stopped. "We won't...

Top Turkish diplomat, counterparts discuss Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister held separate phone talks with his Russian and Azerbaijani counterparts on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources. Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed with Russia’s Sergey Lavrov the Upper Karabakh dispute...

Turkey prioritizes relations with Central Asia

ANKARA Turkey has prioritized relations with Central Asia and other Asian countries with its Asia Anew initiative, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday. "With our 'Asia Anew' policy which we...

Turkey favors permanent solution to Karabakh row

ANKARA  In a phone call on Wednesday, the Turkish president and his Russian counterpart discussed the ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, an official statement said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Vladimir Putin that Turkey...

Turkey: E.Med energy survey to be in maritime bounds

ANKARA The renewed efforts of Turkey's seismic research vessel, the Oruc Reis, in the Eastern Mediterranean will be within the Turkish continental shelf hundreds of kilometers away from the Greek...

Azerbaijan, Armenia truce cannot replace lasting solution: Turkey

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday hailed the Azerbaijan-Armenia humanitarian cease-fire as an “important first step” but stressed that such measures “cannot replace a lasting solution.” In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry...

Top Turkish, Azerbaijani diplomats talk over phone

ANKARA  Turkey’s foreign minister and his Azerbaijani counterpart over the phone discussed a trilateral meeting among Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on Saturday, according to Turkish diplomatic sources. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Jeyhun...

Turkey: Status of Maras 'remains unchanged'

ANKARA  Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Saturday the international community should consider realities on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) after the UN Security Council's comments on the partial reopening...

Top Turkish, Canadian diplomats discuss Upper Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict with his Canadian counterpart, a Turkish diplomatic source said Friday.   Cavusoglu and Francois-Philippe Champagne discussed bilateral relations and the Upper-Karabakh...

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Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic's death

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina this week commemorates the 17th death anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, independent Bosnia’s first president and one of the most important...

Mass grave of Daesh/ISIS victims found in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD, Iraq A mass grave of dozens of Iraqis killed by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group was unearthed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to a...

Australian firms to attend China fair amid trade row

ANKARA  Amid tense bilateral relations, a record number of Australian companies are attending the 3rd China International Import Expo in November, Chinese media reported Tuesday. Nearly...

South Korea’s chipmaker to buy Intel's NAND memory unit

ANKARA South Korean giant chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Tuesday announced it will buy NAND memory unit business of the US semiconductor giant Intel Corp.  SK...

'Iran's stance on Upper Karabakh benefits occupation'

ANKARA Iran's neutral stance on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Upper Karabakh region, involving an equal approach to both sides, ultimately benefits...