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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Astana peace process, launched in 2017 at the initiative of Iran, Russia and Turkey to tackle the tensions in Syria, is the best format for a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for the first time in years for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalising ties that were ruptured after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran is opposed to any military action and use of force against other countries with the aim of resolving disagreements. He made the remarks in response to a question about a planned Turkish military action on Syria-Iraq border.
Ankara and Riyadh are striving to increase all kinds of political, military and economic relations to start a new era, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Friday.
The military operation of Turkey’s armed forces in northern Iraq threatens the national security of the Arab country, a statement by Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office said on Tuesday. Ankara launched a new military campaign against Kurdish forces in the north of the Middle Eastern state on Sunday evening.
The Turkish military operation in northern Iraq, which was launched on Sunday, has achieved all its initial objectives, Turkey’s defense ministry announced on Monday. Ankara says it is targeting Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.
A Turkish court has ruled to suspend the trial in absentia of 26 Saudis accused in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and for the case to be transferred to Riyadh.
Israel's president arrived in Ankara Wednesday on a trip aimed at repairing fractured ties with Turkey. Demonstrators had burnt the Israeli flag in the Turkish city of Istanbul ahead of the visit.
Ankara welcomes the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. He emphasized that such a move after a long period of time will have positive effects on bilateral ties.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says normalizing relations with Israel would not mean a change in Ankara's Palestinian policy. He was speaking ahead of an expected visit by Israeli President Isaac Herzog next month.
Rescue crews on Tuesday were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul clogged by a massive snow storm. It left countless of people and vehicles stranded overnight in below-freezing conditions.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over phone on Monday. Normalization of bilateral ties as well as Russia-Ukraine tensions were discussed.
Turkey says a US diplomat has been detained by Turkish authorities on suspicion of selling a fake passport to a Syrian national who attempted to use his new ID to board a flight to Germany.
An explosive device was found on Saturday under the private car of a police officer assigned to provide security to the Turkish president's rally in southeastern Turkey.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appointed Nureddin Nebati as minister of treasury and finance on Thursday after the resignation of Lutfi Elvan, the last top official seen adhering to orthodox policy in a government gripped by a currency meltdown.
Demonstrations were held in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Ankara on Tuesday night following the lira's historic crash. People demanded the Turkish government's resignation in the face of the economic crisis.
Turkish warplanes have heavily bombed purported hideouts of the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will travel to Tehran and Beirut next week to meet with Iranian and Lebanese officials, according to a report.