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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to license new Mediterranean areas August

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licences in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August, and continue its operations in the region.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to confront comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

Turkey removes four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number of mayors who have been dismissed after being elected earlier this year.
Donald Trump greets Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in 2017. Andrew Harrer-Bloomberg

Recep Erdogan: US hasn’t met Syria ceasefire obligations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would tell US counterpart Donald Trump that Washington must do more to implement a ceasefire deal they agreed in order to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey begins deportation of foreign IS fighters

Turkey has begun sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) members back to their original countries as of Monday, a Turkish official said.
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Recep Erdogan: We reject UEFA’s discriminating, political attitude towards our team

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that UEFA was discriminating against Turkey’s football team following a controversy over the players’ use of military salutes on the pitch.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has captured one of the four wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after it captured the elder sister, Rasmiya Awad.
Rasmiya Awad, was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz. Reuters

Turkey captures ‘sister of dead ISIS leader’

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.
Francis Uzoho

Cyprus authorities clear Francis Uzoho after health certificate scandal

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been cleared by the Cyprus authorities after getting his health certificate.
Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa

Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane diverted to Cyprus

A man accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of charges, Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday.
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FIFPro demands inquiry as players in Cyprus quit with heart issues

World footballers' union FIFPro has called for an urgent inquiry into medical treatment given to players at several top-tier clubs in Cyprus.
The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said. AP

Qatar, Turkey central banks ink currency swap deal

The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said.

Gunshots fired at US embassy in Turkey

Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said.
Seif Al Din Mohamed Mostafa

Man accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.

Turkey promises US tit-for-tat response

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond measure-for-measure if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to stand for re-election

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Saturday he would run for re-election in January to continue his efforts to reunite the divided island and sustain an economic recovery.

Turkish, US officials to meet to resolve dispute – Bekir Bozdag

Turkish and U.S. Officials decided to meet to work on resolving a diplomatic crisis between the two NATO allies, Deputy Prime Minister, Bekir Bozdag, said on Thursday.

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