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Tag Archives: Turkey

‘Extremely Surprised’ by Turkey’s actions: German FM

BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was “extremely surprised” by the latest actions of Turkey after successfully bringing the contradictions between Turkey and Greece onto the path of diplomacy. Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on ...

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France and Turkey at odds as Karabakh fighting divides NATO allies

YEREVAN/BAKU: NATO allies France and Turkey traded angry recriminations as international tensions mounted over the fiercest clashes between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces since the mid-1990s. On the fourth day of fighting, Azerbaijan and the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh accused each other of shelling along the line of contact ...

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Erdogan in UN address calls Kashmir ‘a burning issue’

NEW YORK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the UN General Assembly that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was a “burning issue”, and called for resolving it through dialogue.’ In a speech made via video-link to the 193-member Assembly’s landmark 75th session, Erdogan said that steps taken ...

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Turkey discovers large natural gas reserve

ISTUNBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey discovered its biggest ever natural gas field holding 320 billion cubic meters (11.3 trillion cubic feet) in the Black Sea, and more could be found as the country works to provide it by as soon as 2023. If the gas can be ...

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Turkey says it is ready to help rebuild port of Beirut

BEIRUT: Turkey is ready to help rebuild the port of Beirut, which was destroyed by a massive blast, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said during a visit to Lebanon. Turkey’s port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean, is ready to assist the port of Beirut, he said, without elaborating. The blast was ...

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UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

ABU DHABI: A United Arab Emirates official urged Turkey to stop interfering in Arab affairs, mockingly referring to the Ottoman empire which collapsed a century ago. The backlash came after Turkey condemned what it termed “malicious” actions by the UAE in Libya, where the two countries support opposing sides in ...

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident

PARIS/BRUSSELS: For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The incident unfolded quickly in the eastern Mediterranean on June 10, when a French frigate under NATO command tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling ...

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Turkey orders 48-hour curfew in 31 big cities

ANKARA: Turkey has imposed a 48-hour curfew in 31 provinces beginning at midnight as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, the country’s interior ministry announced on Friday (local time). The curfew is ordered in the capital Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, ...

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Turkey announces arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister

Turkey announced the arrest of slain former Daesh/ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister. “The arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations,” said Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s communications director, on Twitter. “Turkey’s fight against terror regardless of its ideology or origin continues unabated,” he ...

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