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‘Turkish, Greek foreign ministers to meet soon’

ANKARA  Turkey and Greece’s foreign ministers are planning to meet in the coming weeks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.  “There is a window of opportunity for better dialogue with...

‘UAE Turkey’s number one trade partner in region’

ANKARA The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Turkey’s number one trade partner in the Middle East, the UAE’s state minister for foreign affairs said Thursday. “We don’t cherish any feuds with...

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...

Top Turkish diplomat to visit EU President Portugal

ANKARA Paying an official visit to Portugal on Thursday, Turkey’s foreign minister will discuss with his Portuguese counterpart bilateral relations as well as Turkish ties with the EU, whose rotating...

Turkey calls on Greece for talks on East Med

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday repeated its call to Greece to resolve the disputes between the two countries in the Eastern Mediterranean through dialogue and international law. "We believe that problems ...

Israeli envoy hints at 'improvement' for Turkey ties

ANKARA Israel's charge d'affaires in Turkey hinted at a "possible improvement" in relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv in a farewell letter. "Our Charge d'Affaires Mr. @RoeyGilad will depart from #Ankara...

2020 busy year for Turkish president amid pandemic

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone through a busy working period in 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, holding face-to-face or virtual events throughout the year. According to an...

Operation Spring Shield leaves mark on Syria in 2020

ANKARA  Syria witnessed major developments in 2020, but chief among them were displacement in Idlib due to intensified attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime and Turkey's Operation Spring Shield.  The regime...

'Turkey fully supports Serbia-Kosovo dialogue'

ANKARA Turkey supports the Balkan neighbors of Serbia and Kosovo pursuing dialogue to reach agreements as soon as possible, for the benefit of both countries, Turkey’s foreign minister said Monday. Turkey...

'Turkey protector of least developed countries'

ANKARA Turkey continues to protect least developed countries (LDCs) as part of its enterprising and humanitarian diplomacy, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Speaking at the Road to 2030 Sustainability...

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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,...