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The Turkish Central Bank's official reserve assets dropped to $110.3 billion in March, the bank announced on April 27. "Official reserve assets recorded $110.3 billion, indicating a 3.7 percent decrease compared to the previous month," the bank said in its international reserves and foreign currency ...

Meeting on the sidelines of a NATO gathering on April 27, Pompeo told Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that the S-400 system, radars, and missile batteries will not be integrated with those of Ankara's NATO allies, a senior U.S. official said. "The secretary underscored the seriousness of ... Turkey
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran will meet in Moscow today with their Russian counterpart to discuss the uncertain future of the Iran nuclear agreement. The talks come on the heels of several similar meetings in Washington between President Donald Trump and European leaders. Both ...
ANKARA, Turkey -- Meral Aksener, the secular nationalist leader of Turkey's Iyi or Good Party, known as the "she-wolf" of Turkish politics, was the first to declare she would challenge ... Recalling Aksener's debut as interior minister, he said, "Her first move was to fire the director-general of the police.

That is why security and intelligence officials have warned public institutions and officials to be very cautious when dealing with their Russian counterparts, refraining from being too open when it comes to sharing information. The impression that Turkey and Russia are enjoying excellent relations at the ... Turkey
The Turkish people wanted elections to be held as soon as possible to enact changes introducing a full presidential system of government, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Voters approved the measures in a referendum on constitutional changes last year and are now expecting the government to ... Turkey
By Trend. Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan and Turkey Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Mevlut Cavusoglu held a meeting, where they discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation, within the framework of the visit of Kazakhstan's foreign minister to Turkey, Turkish foreign minister said on Twitter April 19. Turkey
Turkish and Albanian Education Ministers on Wednesday attended a first Albanian class in the village of Halil Beyli at the Alija Izetbegovic Middle School near Izmir, where a significant portion of the residents have Balkan origins. "Turkey and Albania are countries which have strong historical, cultural ... Turkey
Turkey and Russia held talks on April 18 regarding developments in Syria, including the situation in Eastern Ghouta, Idlib and northern Syria ... The Russian side included Russia's special presidential envoy on a Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin. Turkey
Two Turkish Air Force fighter jets reportedly harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General ... Relations between Greece in Turkey have always been turbulent, but recent events make some analysts worried that the two NATO allies may be inching ... Turkey
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov will pay an official visit to Turkey between April 18 and April 20, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced in a statement. Within the framework of the visit, the 4th Turkey-Kazakhstan Joint Strategic Planning Group will be held in Ankara on 19 April, with ... Turkey
ISTANBUL: Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday official institutions will evaluate the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) call for an early election. MHP leader Devlet Bahceli earlier suggested the presidential election, scheduled for November 2019, could be brought forward to ... Turkey
Giorgos Baltadoros, 33, a father of two children, and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos described him on Twitter as a “hero who fell defending ... An official at the Greek Defense Ministry said the jet was returning from a mission to intercept two Turkish F-16 jets farther east, near the Greek island of Lesbos. Turkey
Kosovo's prime minister said Tuesday that he was confounded by the Turkish president's angry reaction to Pristina's domestic probe into last week's arrest and ... Haradinaj fired the two officials after launching a probe into the deportations that, he contended, violated Kosovo's "decision-making hierarchy.". Turkey
It was on Saturday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj would "pay" for dismissing his interior minister ... Haradinaj, who said he was not informed about the operation, fired the two officials after a brief investigation "of all [state] structures that were ... Turkey

Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul visited the tomb of late Azerbaijani President Haydar Aliyev, the Turkish Martyrs' Memorial in Baku and the Eternal Flame Memorial. During his official visit, Gul will also meet Azerbaijan's Justice Minister Fikret Memmedov and Interior Minister Ramil Usubov. Turkey
With tensions between Israel and Turkey on the rise, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ... Erdan's call to recognize the Armenian genocide follows a war of words between Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in which ... Turkey
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has been criticized by Greek officials after insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and accusing Turkey of ... at the Greek parliament, Kammenos said that there are no actual charges against the soldiers, and the Turkish government has taken them hostage. Turkey
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister says his country can manage its affairs without input from Turkey's president. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj chose a ceremony honoring an ethnic Albanian hero who resisted the Ottoman empire during the 15th century to respond to criticism Turkish ... Turkey
On the invitation of Azerbaijan's Foreign Affairs Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Cavusoglu will attend the conference scheduled to be held in Baku on April 5-6, a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "Turkey, in line with the importance it attaches to the Non-Aligned Movement which brings together ... Turkey
(April 3, 2018 / Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) With tensions between Israel and Turkey on the rise, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has called on Prime ... Erdan's call to recognize the Armenian genocide follows a war of words between Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in which Erdoğan ... Turkey
“He has no control over what he says and is needlessly adding fuel to the fire,” Mitsotakis said of the minister who also leads the junior party in Greece's coalition government, Independent Greeks. “I am speaking of his overall behavior.” “I think it is at best frivolous to believe that he can rally support by ... Turkey
Presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, the three guarantors of Syrian de-escalation zones, are set to meet at a trilateral summit in Ankara tomorrow. "France wants to project its power in Syria," the official responded when asked about the possible motivation behind recent remarks coming from Paris. Turkey
Amid ongoing controversy over the integrity of last year's referendum, the Turkish government's overhaul of electoral rules erodes further the ... the Supreme Election Board (YSK) made a last-minute decision to accept ballots that did not bear the stamp of election officials, openly flouting the law and casting ... Turkey
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu focused on a bilateral agenda and preparations for the top-level meeting in Turkey. During a joint press conference, both ministers stressed the importance of expanding economic ties. Turkey has suffered under ... Turkey
Turkey's minister for European Union affairs said on Monday the bloc did not have a plan to fight what he called terrorism and defended his country's right to send its troops into neighbouring Syria to fight groups that he said were threatening Turkish security. Turkish troops and their Syrian Islamist allies ... Turkey
The drop was attributed to Turkey's economy, outside pressures and the possibility of early elections. Official government reactions were similar. At a recent strategy and training meeting with Turk Eximbank officials and employees, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said he wondered what criteria Moody's ... Turkey
Turkish Justice Minister: Chemical Castration not to be Implemented For Every Child Abuse Case ... Decsion mechanism for the procedure would be “case-specific,” the minister told reporters in the central Anatolian province of Konya, where he held some official meetings. ... "Turkey is a state of law. Turkey
The developing rapprochement peaked with Turkey's announcement of a $5 billion credit for Iraq's reconstruction after the defeat of IS. With Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi upset over the Turkish military forces in Bashiqa, and with tensions mounting over plans to liberate Mosul, President Recep Tayyip ... Turkey
While Turkey didn't impose any formal restrictions on the use of the base, American officials told the Wall Street Journal that flying out of there has become ... A senior Turkish official told the Post that Turkey wants to push Kurdish forces from Manbij, a town where U.S. troops are posted roughly 25 miles from ... Turkey
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu begins a visit to Russia on Tuesday, after which he will go to Kazakhstan to attend a meeting of the Astana ... also take part in the annual Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition [MITT]," Turkish Foreign Ministry's official spokesperson said on Monday. Turkey
Qatari Deputy Emir Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday met in Doha with Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, according to Qatar's official QNA ... Turkish undersecretary for defense industries, told Anadolu Agency that Turkey hoped to employ only domestically-designed defense technologies by ... Turkey
A commission of six ministers has been formed to work on the legislative package and held its first meeting on Feb. 22. AKP officials stated that harsh punishments would include “chemical castration,” igniting new debate as castration is currently not in Turkish legislation. Family and Social Policies Minister ... Turkey
Turkish and United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials traded fresh barbs on Sunday after a top diplomat in Abu Dhabi accused Ankara of not respecting the sovereignty of its Arab neighbours. Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, took to Twitter on Saturday, saying Arab-Turkish relations ... Turkey
In a turn of events viewed with incredulity in the West, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to trade the captive Greeks for a group of military officers who fled Turkey in a helicopter to Greece as a coup to overthrow Erdogan was unravelling in the summer of 2016. Lieutenant Mitretodis and ... Turkey
Despite the ongoing tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands, the Turkish authorities informed their Dutch counterparts about Sahin's planned visit. The two countries then consulted on an official level, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs said to AD. "Together we came to the conclusion that this ... Turkey
Turkey is the world's number one flour exporter and among top two pasta exporters of the world, Turkish Food, Agriculture and Livestock minister said on Friday. Addressing the Turkish Flour Industrialists' Federation ( TUSAF ) International Congress and Exhibition held in the resort city Antalya, Ahmet Esref ... Turkey
Turkey arrested the two soldiers last week after they crossed its northwestern border in bad weather. The men are being held on suspicion of espionage and a request for their release was rejected by a Turkish court on Monday. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has sought to quell speculation ... Turkey
He hopes to expand the arrangement to include such areas as services and agricultural products. The Turkish government has sharply raised tariffs on industrial products without warning on numerous occasions. Zeybekci called this an effort to stem an “invasion” of cheap Chinese goods. Turkey is a major ... Turkey
The State Department spokesperson said Thursday talks between Turkish and American officials have begun in the U.S. capital and many issues will be discussed, including Syria and Turkey's ongoing operation in Afrin. "Today is the first day that the U.S. government and Turkish officials are meeting to ... Turkey
Turkey's state-run news agency said meanwhile that Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition forces had entered the town of Jinderes, in the enclave's southwest, where they were engaged in street clashes with Syrian Kurdish forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a siege of ... Turkey
The European Union discriminates against some jailed journalists in Turkey and the “cherry-picking” enables a crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to ... There are no European ministers' visits to Turkey to get them freed but, nevertheless, European institutions make a lot of noise. Turkey
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces say they are redeploying fighters from fronts against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria to the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in the northwest to shore up Kurdish fighters battling a Turkish offensive. The Kurdish Rudaw news agency quotes Abu Omar al-Idilbi, ... Turkey
Turkey's defense minister on Tuesday paid a visit to a military command center in the southern border province of Hatay tasked with running Turkey's ... Nurettin Canikli was accompanied by Defense Ministry Undersecretary Ali Fidan and other ministry officials during the visit to the command center. Lt. Gen. Turkey
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Tuesday said it would review Turkey's request for the extradition of a Syrian Kurdish leader on constitutional grounds as ... German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel assured Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is visiting Berlin to attend the Berlin ITB, the world's ... Turkey
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has told NATO defence ministers at a meeting in Brussels the arrest of two Greek soldiers who crossed the border into Turkey was also a problem for the European Union and NATO, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said . “Turkey is a member of NATO and an ally of ... Turkey
Turkish soap operas have been highly popular in the Middle East and other parts of the world, including in Latin American and Asia-Pacific nations. Turkish officials say the shows are watched in 140 countries around the world. The dramas bring in significant income for Turkish media networks, and ... Turkey
The minister is in Athens on an official visit at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Nicos Kotzias for meetings with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, ... Following the two ministers' meeting, Kotzias said that Turkey is the biggest problem in the region and its actions are characterised by persistent ... Turkey


 

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