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Turkey inaugurates new headquarters of intelligence agency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated on Monday in the capital Ankara the new high-tech headquarters of the country's intelligence agency which has seen...

Turkey, Russia agree to set up joint working group for Syria’s Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to form a joint working group on Syria's Idlib issue as...

Turkish Leader Calls Reconciliation and Peace in Sudan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called for national reconciliation in Sudan and managing the transition process peacefully. "I hope...

Presidency Dissects Erdogan’s Remarks on New Zealand Attacks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on New Zealand terror attack, were "taken out of context," Presidency said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic spat...
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Anti-vaccination sentiment spells danger for Turkey

Turkey's experts recently warned that epidemic diseases such as measles that have been off the grid for years might come back amid decreasing vaccination...
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Document reveals detention of 2,745 judicial members ordered a day after coup attempt

A document published by a Turkish journalist living in exile on Wednesday revealed that a public prosecutor in Ankara had sent a list of...

President Erdogan, Trump Deliberated on Syria’s Safe Zone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed Syria issues, including the establishment of a safe zone in...

About 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Nearly 295,000 Syrians returned home from Turkey in 2018, Turkish Interior Ministry said Saturday. Meanwhile, nearly 270,000 irregular migrants were held...

Jan. 3 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit India and Iraq in the coming days for talks on boosting bilateral cooperation, Tasnim...
United Nations

Turkey considering going to UN over Jamal Khashoggi killing

Turkey is working with other countries to carry the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the United Nations, Foreign Minister...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump to Honour President Erdogan’s Invitation

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to visit Turkey in 2019, Turkey's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin announced on Monday. Speaking at...
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Turkey to take delivery of F-35 fighters despite objection

Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 aircraft, world's most advanced fighter jets, despite an initiative launched by U.S. senators to block the...
US President

President Trump Tweets Support for American Preacher Standing Trial in Turkey .

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced his support for Andrew Brunson, an American pastor on trial in Turkey over charges of espionage and...

Turkey pleased with the influx of tourists as calm returns

Turkey has seen rising return of tourists after the past chaotic year as surge of terror attacks and chaos of failed coup bid gradually...

Turkey deeply immersed in violence against women

Women in Turkey enjoy far better legal protections than many of their Middle East neighbors. But reports of violence against women have become increasingly...

Germany decides to withdraw troops from Turkey’s Incirlik base amid political tensions

Germany readies withdrawal of its military installations in Turkey over a dispute about the latter's blocking of German parliamentarians' access to its soldiers in...

CEO Rostec Chemezov: Moscow and Ankara almost done discussing technical side of contract for...

Ministries of Finance of the RF and Turkey are discussing the possibility of providing Ankara loan for the purchase of S-400. Russia and Turkey have...

May 31 major news items at 0030 GMT

NEW YORK -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate...
European Union

Turkey-EU relations: New lease of life or just wishful thinking?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned from a crucial visit to Brussels last week, spreading a wind of hope on tensions between Turkey and...

Will Erdogan resume capital punishment in Turkey after referendum victory?

A reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey will inexorably be a deal breaker for already faltering relations of the NATO country with the...
A general view taken with a drone shows a mosque where forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are stationed in Aleppo's government-controlled area of al-Masharqa, Syria October 20, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Turkish, Russian presidents discuss Syria situation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the latest developments in Syria by phone on Thursday, according to Turkish presidency. ...
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Blast at Turkey’s Southeastern city confirmed as terror attack

The explosion that occurred on Tuesday at a police building in Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakir was a terror attack, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu...
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Turkey presses for safe zone in Syria after U.S. missile attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged on Friday the international community to declare a safe zone in war-torn Syria, private NTV channel reported. ...

Syrian jet pilot detained after treatment in Turkey

Turkish authorities have detained a Syrian air force pilot whose plane crashed on Turkish territory last month on charges of espionage and violating border...
Photo taken on April 6, 2015 shows the scene where a chemical plant blast in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. The blast took place at around 6: 50 p.m. Monday, local authorities said. Monday's blast at the chemical plant is the second in 20 months. No casualties have been reported so far. (Xinhua) (zwx)

1 killed, 3 wounded in factory blast in southern Turkey

One worker was killed, three others were wounded in an explosion that occurred at an iron and steel factory in southern Turkish province of...

Turkish politicians slam EU court’s headscarf ruling

Turkish president accused a European Court of Justice ruling, which allows employers to ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf, of starting a struggle...
Kurdish fighters

38 PKK suspects detained in Turkey dawn raid operation

At least 38 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suspects have been detained on Tuesday during simultaneous operations in southeastern Turkey's Adana province, local media reported...

Turkey threatens Netherlands to pay price of ban on Turkish politicians

Turkish leaders has threatened Dutch government to retaliate in the "harshest ways" after Turkish ministers were barred from holding rallies in Rotterdam for a...

Turkey entangled in bitter campaigning row with Netherlands

The Netherlands has barred Turkish ministers from rally in Rotterdam in a row over Ankara's political campaigning for a referendum in April, which tensed...

Turkey vows to retaliate against Netherlands harshly

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed Sunday that Netherlands' deportation of Family and Social Affairs Minister is unacceptable and will be responded to in...