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Turkey

Shooting at Swedish consulate in Turkey injures one

A Turkish employee was seriously wounded in an armed attack at Sweden’s honorary consulate in Turkey’s western province of Izmir, officials have confirmed.

Turkey to give in to EU demands over immigration rules: Report

Turkey will amend its immigration policy to make it more difficult for asylum seekers to gain Turkish citizenship, as Ankara seeks to meet European Union requirements and boost its bids to join the bloc, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has reported.

Turkey’s Erdogan to host Netanyahu and Abbas next week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be hosted in Ankara during the same week, the Turkish presidency has announced.

Turkey inks $50 billion in deals with UAE during Erdogan’s visit

The United Arab Emirates and Turkey signed several deals worth $50.7 billion during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Abu Dhabi as he toured wealthy Persian Gulf Arab nations for investment and funds.

Turkey, Qatar to bolster bilateral relations after Erdogan visit

Turkey and Qatar have agreed to further boost bilateral ties in various fields, according to a joint statement issued after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the Persian Gulf country on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey ink agreements on energy, defence fields

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have signed a number of memorandums of understanding in various fields including energy, direct investments and defence, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

Erdogan says open to meeting Assad but not to withdrawal from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is open to talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but would not meet him if a withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syrian soil were set as a precondition. Assad had stated that there was no point in a meeting with Erdogan until Turkey’s “illegal occupation” ended.

Biden and Erdogan discuss economic and defense priorities

US President Joe Biden congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the agreement reached with the Swedish prime minister over Sweden's NATO membership, according to the White House. They discussed defence priorities and regional stability and security at the NATO Summit.

Pentagon chief discusses support for Turkey military modernization with peer

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has discussed support for Turkey's military modernization during a call with his Turkish counterpart, according to a US read-out released late Monday. It comes after Ankara announced it would back Sweden's NATO accession.

Russia says Turkey turning into “unfriendly country” following Ukraine president visit

A Russian defense official says that Turkey is turning into an "unfriendly country" after a series of "provocative decisions." The comments follow a visit to Turkey by the Ukrainian president.

Turkey and Egypt restore diplomatic ties after a decade

Turkey and Egypt have appointed ambassadors to each other’s capitals for the first time in a decade to restore normal diplomatic relations, Ankara and Cairo announced on Tuesday.

Turkish lira sinks to all-time low

The Turkish lira was trading flat on Tuesday, remaining at a record low against the US dollar. It comes after Turkey’s central bank stopped using forex reserves to maintain the exchange rate of the national currency.

5 killed in blast at rocket factory in Turkey

A Turkish official has confirmed that five people were killed in an explosion at a rocket and explosives factory on the outskirts of the capital, Ankara.

Turkey’s Erdogan unveils new cabinet, replaces finance, foreign, defence ministers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled his new cabinet, and announced new finance, foreign and defence ministers, less than a week after clinching victory in a runoff election.

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey’s president after historic win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took oath as as head of state after winning a historic run-off election to extend his two-decade rule for another five years. He will name his cabinet later on Saturday, and is expected to signal a change in his approach to economic policies.

Turkish lira sinks to record low after Erdogan’s victory

Turkey's lira slipped towards fresh record low against the dollar on Monday following President Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the presidential runoff on Sunday.

Erdogan re-elected as Turkey president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to unofficial data from state-run Anadolu Agency, in a run-off. It comes after he failed to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright victory in the first round on May 14.

Polls open in Turkey’s presidential runoff

Voters in Turkey returned to the polls Sunday to decide whether the country’s longtime leader stretches his rule into a third decade or is unseated by a challenger who has promised to restore a more democratic society.

Turkey says hundreds of thousands of Syrians returned to terror-free zones

More than 550,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey have returned to areas cleared of terrorism, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated.

Turkey says preparing plan for return of Syrian refugees home

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is preparing a plan to make Syrian refugees return home. Around 3.5 million refugees from the Middle Eastern country reportedly live in Turkey.

Turkey’s election kingmaker throws support behind Erdogan in runoff

Sinan Ogan, who came third in the Turkish presidential election, has thrown his support behind incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 28 second round of voting.

Syria sets condition for Assad-Erdogan meeting

Syria’s foreign minister says President Bashar al-Assad of Syria would only meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan when Ankara was ready to completely withdraw its military forces from the northern part of the war-ravaged country.

Turkish FM slams Erdogan rival over Russia meddling claims

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has criticized opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu for accusing Moscow of meddling in the presidential race, which will be decided in next Sunday's runoff.

Erdogan criticizes Biden for calling him “dictator”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dodged giving a direct response when pressed by CNN on whether he genuinely believed Washington was trying to unseat him. Instead, he criticized US President Joe Biden for viewing him as a “dictator".

Turkey criticizes US for dispatching warship to Cyprus

Turkey slammed the US for sending a warship to the divided island of Cyprus, accusing Washington of disrupting the balance of power in Eastern Mediterranean.

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