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Turkish parliament ratifies motion on Iraq, Syria

ANKARA Turkish parliament on Wednesday ratified a motion extending authorization to launch cross-border anti-terrorist operations in northern Iraq and Syria. The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, the main opposition Republican...

Turkey: Ex-premier tests negative for virus

ANKARA The former Turkish prime minister recovered from COVID-19 and now tested negative. Binali Yildirim said on Twitter his test results came negative about two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus. Yildirim...

Turkey-N. Cyprus water pipeline to finish by Sept. 25

ANKARA Repair work for the water pipeline carrying freshwater from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will be completed by Sept. 25, the Turkish vice president said...

Turkey: Former parliament speaker COVID-19 positive

ANKARA  Former speaker of Turkish parliament Bulent Arinc announced on Thursday that he contracted the novel coronavirus. Arinc said on Twitter that he and his wife Munevver Arinc tested positive for...

Turkish party leader dismisses early election rumors

ANKARA The head of a Turkish opposition party on Monday dismissed rumors of possible snap elections. “The presidential and 28th term parliamentary elections will be held in June 2023, as planned....

Turkish presidential board discusses foreign policy

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of the Presidential High Advisory Board on Wednesday on Turkey's foreign policy. Following the two-and-half hour meeting, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said...

'Turkey not to allow injustices against Turkish Cyprus'

ANKARA Ankara will not allow any injustice against the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Turkey's ruling party said on Wednesday. Omer Celik, the spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK)...

'Greece now is rogue state in Eastern Mediterranean'

ANKARA Greece is now a rogue state in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, overreaching and crossing the line, said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. Turkey will not accept or forgive any...

Turkish assembly speaker meets parliamentary union head

ANKARA  Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop on Tuesday received Gabriela Cuevas Barron, head of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). According to the speaker's office in the capital Ankara, Sentop and Barron exchanged...

E.Med: Turkish opposition warns EU over Greek designs

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition party on Monday warned the European Union not to fall for Greek designs in the Mediterranean, saying Athens is trying to isolate Turkey in the region. Greece's...

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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,...