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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.
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)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes and causing some injuries.
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.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: US, Turkey to resolve detainee spat ‘in a matter of days’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he hopes an American detained in Turkey will be released in the coming days after US sanctions were recently slapped on Turkish officials.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey, US in diplomatic row after ministers’ sanctions

Turkey and the United States were on Thursday locked in the most serious diplomatic crisis between the NATO allies in years after Washington slapped sanctions on two senior Turkish ministers and Ankara vowed to retaliate.

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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