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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses EU of using Greece as ‘bait’ | News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip accused European nations of using Greece as "bait" in the Mediterranean Sea confrontation while belittling Athens' military might on Tuesday.  Erdogan, who has threatened Greece with military action, described Turkey's activities in the eastern Mediterranean as...

Europe tightening measures against spread of COVID-19

ANKARA/BELGRADEEuropean countries started to tighten measures against COVID-19 as the number...

Education ‘key in recognition, justice for Srebrenica’

ANKARAThe most important thing to receive recognition and justice for Srebrenica...

Turkey exempts state companies from some M&A restrictions

ANKARA, May 30 (Reuters) - Turkey’s markets regulator has exempted state companies from some merger restrictions to help them restructure following the coronavirus pandemic, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Saturday. State companies, whose shares...

Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in three-four months

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said...

Turkey sold $44 bln reserves to boost lira this year – bankers, data

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Turkey’s state banks sold about $44 billion of hard currency in the first four months of this year and some $77 billion since the beginning of 2019 to support the lira, according to central...

Turkey’s Erdogan says many facilities to reopen on June 1

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday....

Turkey resumes intercity train services as coronavirus curbs ease

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey begun operating intercity trains on Thursday after a two-month gap, as it gradually eases coronavirus curbs in a bid to restore normal life and reopen an economy facing the threat of recession. To fight the...

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Turkey rescues 32 asylum seekers in Aegean

BALIKESİR- Anadolu Agency Turkey rescued...

Pressure piles up on Turkey ahead of EU leaders’ meeting

ANKARA: European pressure is piling up on Turkey ahead of a meeting next week about the country’s activities in the eastern Mediterranean, with the European...

‘Iran, Turkey need to coop. against threats at joint border’

Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaghari held a phone conversation with Turkish Deputy Interior Minister Mohtaram Injeh on Friday. During the phone...