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Failure in Libya, Yemen costs UAE billions of dollars

ISTANBUL The failure of illegitimate forces in Libya and Yemen cost its supporter UAE billions of dollars, which provided weapons, ammunition and mercenaries to the militias in the two countries. Supporting...

Qatar blockade enters fourth year: Timeline

DOHA  On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in...

Mentally disabled Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM  Israeli forces shot dead a mentally disabled Palestinian in East Jerusalem on Saturday, according to Israeli media. Border police officers opened fire on a man in Jerusalem's Old City after...

Palestinian PM asks cabinet to cut ties with US, Israel

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged the cabinet Wednesday to implement decisions on cutting relations with the US and Israel.  According to the official WAFA news agency, Shtayyeh ordered...

EU warns against Israel’s unilateral actions

BRUSSELS  The EU should reach out to Israel and discourage the annexation of the West Bank, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Friday. Josep Borrell was speaking at a news...

72 years on, Palestinians observe virtual Nakba Day

RAMALLAH, Palestine  On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of Israel. However, the outbreak of the...

Magnitude 4.7 quake strikes western Iran

ANKARA  Iran was struck early Sunday by a magnitude-4.7 earthquake in Khoy, West Azerbaijan province. The quake was recorded at 5.23 local time (0053GMT) at a depth of 6.75 kilometers (4...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,685

ANKARA A total of 129 people in Iran have died of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 1,685, said an Iranian health official on...

Turkey will heavily retaliate if its posts hit in Syria

ANKARA  Turkey will respond heavily if its observation posts in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province are targeted, said the nation’s president on Wednesday. “Turkey will do more than mere retaliation if its...

Meeting of Turkish, Russian military delegations start in Ankara

ANKARA A meeting between Turkish and Russian military delegations started on Tuesday in the Turkish capital Ankara, said Turkey's National Defense Ministry. "Under the agreement reached on March 5 in Moscow,...

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Turkey to maintain humanitarian foreign policy in 2021

ANKARA Turkey will continue to implement an entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy in the field and at the table in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. "We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti...

Over 640 PKK terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

ANKARA At least 641 PKK/KCK terror suspects have been nabbed during two-day operations across Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The suspects were detained in...