Thursday, Oct 22
7 hour ago
Iran, Russia try to meddle in 2020 election, intelligence agencies say
US intelligence agencies previously said that Iran might interfere to hurt Trump and that Russia was trying to help him in the election.
2 day ago
EU diplomat wants constructive talks with Turkish Cyprus’ leader
Prime Minister Ersin Tatar won Sunday's presidential runoff in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with 51.74 percent of the votes.
3 day ago
Trump seeks campaign boost in Pennsylvania
Trump has gained some ground on Biden in Pennsylvania, according to polls released on Monday, which showed the challenger leading by 49% to 45%, slightly narrower than a week earlier.
10 day ago
EU foreign ministers gather to discuss ties with Russia
Last week, Germany and France accused Russia of being behind the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
14 day ago
Turkish FM meets his Greek counterpart over E. Mediterranean
The visits came after Turkey and Greece reached a common understanding on general principles on the Eastern Mediterranean in meetings at NATO headquarters in Brussels last week.
14 day ago
Kuwait's parliament praises new crown prince
According to the state-run Kuwait News Agency, all 59 members who attended a special parliament session voted in favor of Sheikh Mishaal.
15 day ago
EU foreign policy chief' says bloc to work together with Turkey
Josep Borrell said that the EU will keep working with Turkey to resolve conflicts such as in Upper Karabakh.
16 day ago
We are ready for dialogue with Turkey, Mitsotakis says
20 day ago
Merkel urges EU to have positive agenda' with Turkey
22 day ago
Putin, Macron hold phone call over Upper Karabakh
The EU, Russia, and NATO have earlier called for an immediate halt to the clashes along the frontier.
22 day ago
EU leaders gather at summit to discuss Turkey, E. Mediterranean
In recent weeks, EU diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, underlined the importance of multi-dimensional relations between EU and Turkey.
22 day ago
Merkel warns EU leaders on balanced policy towards Turkey
24 day ago
Azerbaijani president thanks Turkey for its support
Ilham Aliyev welcomed President Erdoğan's call to end the occupation in Upper Karabakh.
24 day ago
President Erdoğan, UK’s Johnson talk about E. Mediterranean
Turkey's Communications Directorate reported that the Turkish leader said Johnson that Turkey and UK have mutual interest on the Eastern Mediterranean.
24 day ago
Aliyev, Macron hold phone calss on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
According to the official statement, the Azerbaijani President emphasized that the Armenian administration is responsible for all the events.
25 day ago
Azerbaijan calls int’l community to condemn Armenia
Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan, has been under illegal Armenian occupation since 1991.
25 day ago
Trump: US to try to end Armenian violence
27 day ago
Turkish FM slams US House Speaker over her anti-Turkey remarks
28 day ago
NATO chief holds phone call with Greece's Mitsotakis
NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg welcomed recent announcement that Greece and Turkey to hold exploratory diplomatic talks.
28 day ago
Iranian FM says Iran coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey
The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.
29 day ago
Lebanese president calls for end to Israeli violations
Michel Aoun urged the international community to help the return of Syrian refugees.
29 day ago
Turkey records 1,027 recoveries from virus over past 24 hours
According to the Turkish Health Ministry, the death toll reached 7,711.
29 day ago
NATO chief hails Turkish-Greek agreement for exploratory talks
At the UN Security Council, Turkey has called for dialogue to ensure fair sharing of the resources to reduce tensions in the region.
29 day ago
Palestinian foreign ministry hails Erdoğan’s criticism of UN
"Turkey will not support any plan that the Palestinian people do not give consent to," the Turkish leader said in his speech au UN Security Council.
30 day ago
Macron supports President Erdoğan on E.Med talks
Merkel says UN needs reforms to handle global challenges
World leaders are marking the UN’s founding anniversary virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
UAE crown prince in talks with Washington over transferring US base
Turkish, US firms to hold conference on economic relations
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the trade volume between the two countries hit $9.8 billion in January-June, up from $9.2 in the same period last year.
Turkey-Greece continue technical talks at NATO
Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that the meeting in Brussels aimed at reducing risks in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Top diplomats mark 90th anniversary of Turkey, Lithuania relations
The overall volume of trade between Turkey and Lithuania in 2018 was recorded at $687 million, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
EU Commission head stresses dialogue in E. Mediterranean
EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said that Turkey's return of the ship to port created 'much-needed space for dialogue' over Eastern Mediterranean.
Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state
Barbados, a former British colony, has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as having some other countries that were once part of the British empire.
Palestinians decry Israel's normalization deal with Arab countries
"Such deals would enable Israel to escalate atrocities against Palestinians and carry out crimes including the policy of ethnic cleansing," the Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman said.
Turkish, Greek military delegations ready to begin NATO talks
Turkish Defense Ministry announced that the meeting at NATO headquarters aimed at reducing risks in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Mitsotakis says Greece is ready to start talks with Turkey
Turkish FM, US Secretary discuss E. Mediterranean
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s meeting with Mike Pompeo came after Pompeo’s controversial visit to the Greek Cypriot administration.
UN says migrant pushbacks violate law
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that reports require independent verification.
US Secretary voices support for Greek Cypriot administration
Greek Prime Minister says ready to talk with Turkey if tension eased
Turkey has repeatedly stressed its willingness to enter negotiations without preconditions.
Oman hails Bahrain-Israel normalization deal
On Friday, Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
We seek to re-engage with Turkey in good faith, Macron says
Macron calls Europe to unity on Mediterranean conflict
Netanyahu discusses new Israel-UAE deal with Egypt's Sisi
On Aug. 13, the UAE and Israel announced a US-brokered agreement to normalize their relations, including opening embassies in each other's territory.
French foreign minister criticizes UK on Brexit efforts
The UK officially broke away from the EU at midnight on Jan. 31 after four years of lengthy and at times unyielding and turbulent discussions.
China rejects India's claims on border violation
Two countries are witnessing a heightened face-off along the LAC in the Ladakh region of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in May.
Japan's new premier to be determined in mid-September
According to local daily Mainichi, current government Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, 71, Sunday “decided to a run for the leadership of the LDP”.
NATO chief urges Lukashenko to respect fundamental rights
Alexander Lukashenko has faced more than two weeks of mass demonstrations against his 26-year-old rule since the election.
Trump to nominate acting secretary as head of Homeland Security
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced on Tuesday that he would nominate the Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf to permanently serve in the role.
Rouhani urges US on nuclear deal
Last week the United States moved to reinstate global U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo.
German FM calls for dialogue between Turkey, Greece
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas set to visit Ankara and Athens to discuss the latest tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Putin, Lukashenko hold phone call over Belarus crisis
According to Kremlin’s statement, the two sides agreed on further regular contact at various levels and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening allied relations.
Greek PM's national security adviser resigns
Chinese gov't suspends Hong Kong-US cooperation
Earlier on Thursday, Hong Kong strongly condemned the US move to end three bilateral agreements with the city government.
Democrat Joe Biden officially nominated for president
British government resumes lockdown easing
Last month, amid rising case numbers, Johnson said there was a warning light on the dashboard and paused the reopening of entertainment places.
Report shows Netanyahu secretly visited UAE
A report published by the daily Israel Today quoted a senior Israeli official as saying that the delegation will meet top UAE government officials to finalize preparations for signing of agreement.
Turkish Defense Minister meets Azerbaijani president
Hulusi Akar stressed that Azerbaijan was not alone and Turkey would continue to support Azerbaijan in its just struggle against Armenian attacks.
Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as vice president
According to the polls, nearly nine out of 10 Democrats approved of Harris as Biden’s pick.
EU ministers to discuss sanctions against Belarus
Any decision on sanctions requires agreement by all 27 EU member states, meaning no imminent move is expected.
Chinese ministry slams US Secretary over political lies
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao also slammed Washington for unilaterally withdrawing from World Health Organization.
Berlin slams US over its threats on Nord Stream 2 port
Germany- US relations have reached a post-World War II low as the Merkel government has repeatedly faced the wrath of Trump over a range of issues.
China announces new sanctions for US lawmakers
The new sanctions of the 11 US citizens is the latest in a tit-for-tat round of measures between China and US over accusations of interference.
Sources report Lebanese gov’t intends to resign
On Monday, Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm resigned, in the third government resignation amid public anger over last week’s explosions at the Beirut port.
Official says Israel ready for war with Lebanon
Speaking to the reporters on Monday, the country's Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Hezbollah leader was Israel's biggest enemy.
Trump interrupts press briefing after reporter fact checks him
Iraqi PM to meet Trump to discuss bilateral relations
The visit will be the first by Mustafa al-Kadhimi since he was elected prime minister in April.
Russia interfering upcoming elections, US intelligence says
Greece's ex-foreign minister criticizes maritime deal with Egypt
Nikos Kotzias also said the deal Greece made, as with Italy, weakens every future negotiating position with Albania and much more with Turkey.
Trump says Biden opposes God and Bible
Putin to discuss Wagner mercenaries with Belarusian president
Two leaders agreed to thoroughly examine facts related to arrest of 33 Russians in Belarus.
Macron tries to legitimate interfering in Lebanon
Turkey, Azerbaijan continue large-scale joint tactical exercises
Air combat drills involving jets and helicopters will continue in Baku, Nakhchivan, Ganja, Kurdamir, and Yevlakh until Aug. 10.
Trump claims he has right to stop mail-in voting
Trump has long claimed that mail-in ballots will lead to fraud and compromise the integrity and transparency of the election.
Trump calls for delay to November presidential election
UK's Johnson defends latest travel advice for Spain
Last week, Britain changed its travel advice for the whole of Spain, and said all non-essential travel to the country should be avoided.
Libyan PM says cease-fire should ensure no threats
Fayez al-Sarraj’s UN-recognized government has said a lasting cease-fire depends on forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar withdrawing from strategic positions.
Germany rejects US proposal for Russia’s return to G7
Germany has rejected a proposal by Trump to invite Putin back into the Group of Seven most advanced economies.
Germany, France to get more funds frum recovery deal
EU heads of state and government reached last Tuesday a deal on the bloc’s budget after four days of intense negotiations.
Iran warns UN chief on political action after plane cut off
The Mahan Air flight bound for Beirut was allegedly intercepted by two fighter planes in Syrian air space.
EP disapproves cuts in migration funds
Parliamentary groups said more money was needed to develop a stronger European coastguard, for health protection, research and development.
China retaliates over US’s Houston move
New York City Mayor determined to take Trump to court
Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he would immediately take President Donald Trump to court if he followed through on his plan to send federal law enforcement to U.S. cities including New York.
President Erdoğan discusses bilateral relations with Merkel
An official statement said that Erdoğan and Merkel also held talks on the Libya issue.
Trump aims to bar undocumented immigrants in House seat allocation
According to US laws, non-citizens are not granted the right to vote in the US.
Iran plans to renew long-term deal with Russia
According to the reports, the deal pertains to a series of petrochemical and weapons deals signed by the two sides in 2001.
Report released on Russian interference in UK referandum
It said there were open source indications that Russia had sought to influence the Brexit campaign but that hard evidence had not been produced.
China slams UK’s interference in Hong Kong affairs
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons that the government had agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely.
EU leaders reach deal on coronavirus recovery fund
Egyptian Parliament approves intervening in Libya
EU leaders to meet for 4th day to negotiate recovery package
The president of the European Council is expected to present this afternoon a new proposal that might satisfy all parties by offering a maximum of €390 billion in grants.
Trump attacks his Democratic rival, calls him mentally shot
Israeli gov’t approves EastMed gas pipeline project
Prior to the signing of the agreement, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci condemned the project, stressing that it contradicts geographical facts and is decided on purely political concerns.
Russians march in support of detained governor
Sergei Furgal was taken to Moscow last week, where he is now in pre-trial detention after being charged with involvement in organizing the murder of multiple businessmen 15 years ago.
Austrian PM says he expects new proposals
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz wants the EU recovery fund to be smaller.
Biden: Russia continues to try to meddle in US elections
Russia, China vetoes in UN Security Council aided Assad
Russian spokesman says Hagia Sophia status change benefits tourists
Dmitry Peskov praised the relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying the two leaders share a similar style of working.
UK claims Russia interfered in 2019 general election
In a written statement, the Foreign Secretary said that the government has concluded that it is almost certain that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 general elections.
Presidents of Russia, Iran discuss nuclear deal
Signed between Iran and the US, UK, France, China, Russia, Germany, the deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions.
Azerbaijan president slams Armenia
A total of 11 Azerbaijani soldiers have been martyred, including high-ranking officers, and another four wounded in fighting with Armenian forces since Sunday.
US plays key role in convincing UK to ban Huawei
Trump on Tuesday said that he did the Huawei ban himself.
China imposes retaliatory sanctions after US’ Hong Kong response
Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing will impose sanctions against US individuals and entities in response to the law targeting banks.
North Macedonia heads to the polls
The country was set to hold snap polls on April 12, but they were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Macron defends new interior minister accused of rape
Merkel refuses to endorse Bavarian state premier as successor
German Chancellor’s visit to Bavaria had sparked speculations that premier Markus Soeder could become the candidate for the Merkel's seat.
UN voices concern over Azerbaijan-Armenia border tensions
In response to Armenia's weekend attack on civilian regions, the Azerbaijani army launched counterattacks Monday with cannon shots.
Merkel voices support for EU’s revised recovery plan
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visited Berlin ahead of a key summit of EU leaders starting on Friday in Brussels.
President Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya over phone
According to an official statement, two leaders agreed to maintain coordination for regional peace, security, and stability.
US regrets foreign interference in Libya's economy
US embassy expressed determination to continue to work to protect Libya’s sovereignty and support a Libyan consensus on the transparent management of oil and gas revenues.
Poland's Duda declares victory in presidential race
Andrzej Duda, the conservative incumbent, has won the presidential election, results from over 99 percent of polling stations show.
Poland begins voting in 2nd round of presidential elections
Poles are voting in a knife-edge presidential election that has highlighted the country’s deep political divisions.
Britain seeks to cut taxes for Brexit adaptation
The plan aims to encourage firms to establish new factories and processing sites in the country.
North Korea slams UK for sanctions on organisations
The country denounced Britain for sanctions on organizations accused of links to prison camps.
Trump rejects US's NATO withdrawal claims
China hits back at US sanctions
The US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned the Communist Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Chen Quanguo.
Top US court lets prosecutor get Trump’s financial records
France's new interior minister accused of sex crimes
Criticism over Gerald Darmanin's appointment -- much of it by women and feminist groups -- is being leveled against new Prime Minister Jean Castex, who is responsible for the choice.
Merkel urges for coronavirus challenge
“I deliberately chose to come to the heart of European democracy,” Merkel said, marking her visit to Brussels, her first foreign trip since the outbreak.
French PM signals for new lockdown measures
Jean Castex, who was a civil servant and used to be an adviser to former President Nicolas Sarkozy, was appointed prime minister on Friday.
UN report says Russian acts in Idlib amount to war crimes
The report said that Syrian children, women, and men endured “unfathomable suffering” during the military campaign of late 2019 by Assad regime forces
China joins global arms trade treaty at UN
China was the fifth-largest global arms exporter between 2014 and 2018, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
EU Commission: Union set for worse recession than expected
Pompeo: US looking at banning TikTok app
Turkish Defense chief calls EU to be objective
Referring to the recent tensions with France, Hulusi Akar said he informed EU chief about the issue and revealed France’s allegations do not reflect the reality.
New ministers reappointed in cabinet reshuffle
They will convene in their first Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday.
Iranian lawmakers sign letter to summon Rouhani
China urges Canada to stop interfering in domestic affairs
The new security law was unanimously passed by China’s National People’s Congress last week and made part of the statute by President Xi Jinping on July 1.
North Korean diplomat rejects talks with US
Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters on Thursday that the president might seek another summit with Kim as an “October Surprise” ahead of the election.
Russian commission approves constitutional vote
Russia’s constitution allows for two consecutive terms for the president, but the amendments would hit the reset button, allowing Putin two additional possible six-year terms.
French prime minister resigns, presidency announces
Merkel warns effects of pandemic is not yet over
Germany rejects Israel’s annexation plan
German parliamentarians warned of the danger of new tensions in the Middle East.
Russian voters approve of constitutional changes
UK: New law is serious violation of Hong Kong treaty
EU warns China over Hong Kong national security law
Last week, the European Parliament called on the EU to file a lawsuit against China at the International Court of Justice for not respecting its international obligations.
China passes Hong Kong national security law
The new law expected to come into effect on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule.
EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months
Democrat Biden leads Trump by 14 points in new poll
Turkey slams Macron’s remarks on Libya
Foreign Ministry spokesman urged France and Macron to stop risking the security and future of Libya, Syria, and the Eastern Mediterranean and instead use existing channels of dialogue.
Macron criticizes Turkey on Libya
Turkey has provided air support to help the legitimate Libyan government against coupist Khalifa Haftar forces.
High-level meeting held between China and EU
EU officials raised concerns over the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, including the treatment of minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet and restrictions on fundamental freedoms.
North Korea to send millions of leaflets to South Korea
According to state media, Pyongyang is preparing to send around 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea using 3,000 balloons.
Trump signals possible meeting with Venezuela's Maduro
China to prosecute Canadian diplomats for spying
State media reported that formal proceedings against two Canadian diplomats had begun in Beijing and Dandong, a city on the border with North Korea.
Macron makes first foreign trip since virus lockdown
Turkish FM slams Haftar regime
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu emphasized that there is still no cease-fire in Libya even after the efforts carried out in Moscow and Berlin because of Haftar's attitude.
Turkish delegation visits Libya
Turkish Foreign Minister said that the purpose of visit to show Turkey's solidarity with Libya.
Germany urges EU countries for no-deal preparations
Britain left the European Union on Jan. 31 and their relationship is governed by a transition arrangement that keeps previous rules in place while new terms are negotiated.
Russia, Turkey, Iran plan to hold summit on Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that President Erdoğan, Pand Rouhani to hold videoconference on Syria, right before the face-to-face meeting in Tehran.
North Macedonia to hold elections on July 15
Last week, North Macedonia lifted a state of emergency introduced in March to contain the outbreak.
Greek PM wants to discuss maritime borders with Turkey
Kyriakos Mitsotakis mentioned Turkey’s maritime zone delimitation agreements with Libya, claiming they were “invalid.”
PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish Armed Forces
According to a statement by the National Defense Ministry, two terrorists who fled from Iraq and Syria laid down arms in southeastern Turkey.
President Erdoğan, Trump discuss bilateral ties over phone
Libyan gov't to secure entire country against Haftar forces
Libyan deputy premier said that warlord Khalifa Haftar will never be a partner in the establishment of government agencies nor in building peace.
Merkel not to run again as German chancellor
Seats of 3 opposition MPs revoked by Turkish parliament
Republican People's Party lawmaker accused of being linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization.
Russia-Turkey hail centennial of diplomatic ties
Russia was the first country in the world to recognize the Republic of Turkey, during the Turkish War of Independence.
Trump to meet top law enforcement officer amid protests
Dozens of cities across the United States faced curfews at a level not seen since the riots following the 1968 assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Twitter cencors Trump's tweet as glorifying violence
Trump slams social media firms over Twitter feud
Trump's executive order calls for new regulations to be imposed on part of a largely defunct 1996 law that has been used to protect internet companies from lawsuits.
Chinese gov’t passes national security law for Hong Kong
The new law was proposed and brought forward last week at the NPC by Wang Chen, vice-chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
EU urges China on Hong Kong principle
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has proposed a security law that would reduce Hong Kong’s separate legal status and is expected to be discussed by China’s National People’s Congress.
UK minister resigns over Johnson’s adviser's lockdown drive
Douglas Ross resigned over the handling of accusations that the prime minister’s senior adviser had broken the coronavirus lockdown by travelling for help with childcare.
Netanyahu sees West Bank annexation as 'opportunity'
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, making all Jewish settlements there illegal.
Croatia may hold parliamentary election on July 5
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday called a parliamentary election for July 5, a statement issued by his office said.
New Israeli finance minister takes over duty
Katz most recently served as foreign minister and previously was transportation minister.
Trump accuses social media of serving left-wing
US president has long criticized these social media giants for what he claims is their terrible bias against his administration and even accused them of trying to rig the US elections against him.
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill
US economy has suffered a devastating blow from the coronavirus outbreak. Some 36.5 million people in the country have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.
President Erdoğan, Merkel discuss coronavirus over phone
Two leaders held a phone call on the fight against coronavirus and steps to be taken in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss pandemic
Earlier in the day, a cargo plane carrying medical equipment from Turkey reached UK.
President Erdoğan holds phone call with Trump over coronavirus
US, Russian diplomats discuss bilateral issues
According to a statement, Pompeo and Lavrov discussed bilateral issues, including the detention of US citizens.
Israeli president gives gov't formation duty to Knesset
Earlier, the leader of Blue and White party Benny Gantz failed to form an emergency government with the Likud party's leader and outgoing Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Germany slams Trump’s decision on halting WHO funds
Trump has announced on Tuesday that he was going to halt funding to the WHO, accusing the organization of severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
Merkel's party to delay leadership vote due to outbreak
The new leader will be in pole position to run as chancellor in the next federal election as Merkel has said she will not seek a fifth term at the head of Europe’s biggest economy.
Russian, Iranian officials discuss anti-virus cooperation
Foreign ministers also discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, stressing the necessity of boosting the UN efforts to settle the conflicts.
Trump urges Congress to pass business fund
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide.
US Democrats propose additional pay for essential workers
Democrats also ask for a $15,000 recruitment incentive for health and home care workers.
Trump fires inspector general who testifies in his impeachment probe
US President on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
Iranian leader criticizes US on sanctions
Rouhani said that the US had lost the opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus.