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People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

German Defence Minister in Ankara for talks with Turkish counterpart

German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, will hold talks with her Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Thursday. Kramp-Karrenbauer arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara late Wednesday. Topics...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey’s current account deficit narrowed in April

Turkey's current account deficit narrowed in April, data from the central bank revealed on Monday. The current account deficit fell to 1.71 billion dollars, from...
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Turkish and Greek diplomats to meet in Ankara amid Mediterranean row

(dpa) - The Turkish and Greek foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in Ankara on Thursday amid an enduring dispute over natural gas reserves...

Turkey industrial production growth slows; retail sales rise

Turkey's industrial production grew at a softer pace in February and retail sales increased, data from Turkstat showed on Monday. Industrial production increased 8.8 per...
European Commission

Top EU officials head to Turkey to reset ties in talks with Erdogan

(dpa) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are expected in Turkey for talks with President Recep...
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Turkey consumer price inflation and producer prices increase in March

dpa-AFX - Turkey's consumer price inflation and producer prices rose in March, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday. The consumer prices index...
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Flooding kills 6 in Turkey’s Black Sea province

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Flooding in Turkey's northern Black Sea province of Giresun killed six on Sunday, including two gendarmerie personnel, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported. Search...
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Turkey, Libya, Malta hold trilateral meeting

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Turkey, Libya and Malta on Monday held a trilateral meeting in Turkish capital Ankara discussing cooperation and efforts to ensure stability in the eastern...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkish experts warn of possible food shortage amid coronavirus outbreak

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by Burak Akinci The Turkish government said that the country is not expected to face any major problems for food supply during the coronavirus outbreak,...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey crosses major threshold with 100,000 COVID-19 cases

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Turkey crossed a major threshold as the total COVID-19 cases exceeded 100,000 on Thursday, but the government mulls a plan to ease restrictions in...
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Turkey’s surprise anti-coronavirus weekend curfew triggers panic shopping

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by Burak Akinci Turkey announced a two-day curfew for the weekend late Friday to prevent the fast spread of the novel coronavirus,...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turkey urges citizens to abide by government instructions as COVID-19 cases rise

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Turkish government on Wednesday urged its citizens to obey the instructions given by the authorities, as the number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing...
Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace To Northern Syria

Turkey and Russia reach agreement “to a large extent” regarding ceasefire in Idlib

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Turkish and Russian military delegations who have been discussing the ceasefire in Idlib since Tuesday have reached an agreement "to a large extent," Turkish...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Turkey aims to achieve cease-fire in Idlib in talks with Putin

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he hoped talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin could yield a cease-fire in Syria's...
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2 Turkish soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Syria’s Idlib

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Two Turkish soldiers were killed and six others wounded in Syrian's northwestern province of Idlib, Turkey's Defense Ministry said Wednesday. "As a...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell hold a joint news conference after a college meeting of the EU executive to discuss Iran crisis, in Brussels, Belgium January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Turkey and EU should cooperate on refugees – Josep Borrell

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The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell stressed that Turkey and the EU should work to address common challenges over regional conflict, semi-official Anadolu...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Erdogan-Putin meeting expected to ease spiking tensions in Syria’s Idlib

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by Burak Akinci After suffering its worst casualties in years, Turkey has launched a new major offensive against the Russia-backed Syrian forces...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Turkey’s president says expects deal in talks with Russian president over Syrian issue

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he expects a cease-fire deal in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib during a planned meeting...
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Turkey seeks use of Syrian airspace

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Turkey is seeking to use Syrian airspace and will "hopefully" find a solution soon over the crisis in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, the Turkish...
Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

Syria campaign adds stress to recovering Turkish economy

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by Burak Akinci Turkey's military campaign to confront Russian-backed Syrian government troops in the Idlib province is likely to add more pressure...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkish plane passengers under quarantine over coronavirus concerns

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A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Russian delegation to visit Turkey for Idlib talks

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A Russian delegation will pay a visit to Turkey on Wednesday to discuss situation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
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Turkey closes land border crossings with Iran over coronavirus

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Turkey on Sunday temporarily closed all its four land border crossings with Iran over the COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country, a Turkish minister...
Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace To Northern Syria

Turkish army has losses in Libya – Erdogan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday evening said the Turkish military had "martyrs" in Libya, while Turkish-backed forces killed 100 "rival fighters" in...
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Turkey to seek compromise with Russia on Idlib crisis

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As tensions escalate between Turkey and Syria over the rebel-held province of Idlib, Ankara is trying to reach a compromise with Russia, the main...
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Conflicts in Syria’s Idlib draw U.S. and Turkey closer

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by Burak Akinci Deadly Russian-backed Syrian government attacks on Turkish forces in rebel-held stronghold of Idlib in Syria have triggered a cautious...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Turkey’s president warns of “imminent” Turkish operation in Syria

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to launch an operation into the Idlib province of Syria if the Syrian government does not...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Turkish, Russian presidents hold phone conversation over tension in Syria’s Idlib

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The Russian and Turkish presidents had a phone conversation and discussed the escalation in Idlib in northwestern Syria, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said...
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Turkish president threatens to attack Syrian forces “everywhere” if Turkey’s troops targeted

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Turkish president threatened Wednesday to attack Syrian forces "everywhere" if Turkish soldiers are targeted again in the Idlib province of Syria. "If...
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Turkey seeks EU accession amid East Med dispute

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by Burak Akinci Turkey expressed willingness to start the frozen EU accession process, but chronic differences and rising tensions with the bloc...