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'History won't forgive those silent on Armenia's war crimes'

ANKARA History will never forgive those who remain silent over Armenia’s brutality and war crimes against Azerbaijani civilians, Turkey’s defense minister said on Saturday. Hulusi Akar strongly condemned Armenia’s actions and...

‘Turkey is my 2nd home’: Bangladeshi envoy's bittersweet farewell

ANKARA Just hours before saying goodbye to Turkey’s capital Ankara, Bangladesh’s ambassador – a fan of Turkish cafe culture and an enthusiastic nationwide trekker – told of his love and...

Erdogan, Trudeau discuss issues via telephone

ANKARA  The leaders of Turkey and Canada discussed steps to enhance trade volume and resolve issues regarding the defense industry, the Turkish Directorate of Communications said Friday.Recep Tayyip Erdogan told...

East Med: Turkey seeks solution-oriented approach by EU

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday called on the EU to stop threatening the country and adopt a tangible and impartial approach to ongoing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman...

US voices concern over reported Turkish S-400 test

WASHINGTON The US Department of Defense said Friday it is "aware" of reports that Turkey recently tested an advanced Russian air defense system, saying if the reports are true it...

Turkey chides Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday criticized recently approved plans by Israel to expand its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the move to...

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...

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Borsa Istanbul up by 0.68% at open

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,323.16 points on Tuesday, rising 0.68% or 8.91 points from the previous close. At Monday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST...

French site helps domestic abuse victims amid lockdown

PARIS - A new website has been set up in France to aid victims of domestic violence amid a spike in abuse cases during...

NBA: US forward rejoins Lakers

ANKARA - Defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers announced the return of free agent forward Markieff Morris to the team for the 2020-21...

Tanzanian opposition leader demands justice after polls

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzanian opposition politician and former presidential candidate Tundu Lissu has called for sanctions, asset freezes and travel bans against government officials...

Trump authorizes transition to Biden administration

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said late Monday he is advising his team to begin "initial protocols" for a transition to President-elect Joe...