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Greek, Turkish ministers clash at heated news event

Ankara - The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Thursday clashed on a wide range of issues during a heated news conference that underscored the trouble the two historic rivals will have at mending their broken ties.

US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

Ankara - The United States has cancelled this week's planned deployment of two warships to the Black Sea, Turkish officials and media said Wednesday, amid high tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Turkey frees journalist Altan after European rights court ruling

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday released journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan after more than four years in prison on charges of involvement in a failed 2016 coup attempt that he had always denied.

Turkish court orders release of jailed journalist Altan

Istanbul - A top Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed for his alleged involvement in a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Love conquers all for Greek-Turkish couples in Athens

Athens - At the foot of the Hill of the Muses in Athens, classical music fills the apartment where Cihan Tutluoglu lives with his husband Alexandros Massavetas.

Turkish 'kingmaker' edges Erdogan further right

Ankara - Some call him Turkey's ultranationalist kingmaker, others see him pulling the strings of the state's security policy.

Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Ottawa - Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey after a probe found Canadian drone technology had been misdirected for use in conflicts.

France says Turkey 'deliberately' snubbed EU Commission chief

Paris - France's Europe Minister Clement Beaune said Sunday that Turkey had set a "trap" for European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen by forcing her to sit off to the side on a visit to Ankara, in a photo-op faux pas quickly dubbed 'sofagate'.

Turkey blames EU for 'sofagate' scandal

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday blamed the European Union for seating arrangements that left European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen without a chair during a meeting with the Turkish president.

Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief as she defends women's rights

Apo - The European Commission hit out Wednesday after its chief Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair as Turkey's president sat down for talks with her male counterpart.

'Sofagate': Brussels angry over von der Leyen Turkey chair snub

Apo - The European Commission hit out Wednesday at a diplomatic snub that left its head Ursula von der Leyen without a chair as male counterparts sat down at a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey jails 32 ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

Ankara - A Turkish court on Wednesday jailed 32 former soldiers for life in a mass trial involving nearly 500 military defendants implicated in a failed 2016 bid to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights while stressing better ties

Ankara - The European Union's top two officials on Tuesday expressed deep worries about human rights in Turkey while voicing hope for stronger ties in their first meeting in a year with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EU chiefs in rare Turkey visit to revamp relations

Ankara - The European Union's top two officials will pay a rare visit on Tuesday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at testing his avowed commitment to improve uneasy ties.

Afghan president to unveil new peace proposal: officials

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has drawn up a new proposal for peace with the Taliban ahead of an international conference aimed at jump-starting faltering talks between the two warring sides, official sources said.

EU heads seek 'new chapter' with Erdogan on Turkey visit

Apo - The EU's top two officials head to Turkey on Tuesday to lay out to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the bloc's conditions for improved ties after a dip in tensions.

Turkey condemns admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

Istanbul - Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey's key waterways.

Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

Istanbul - Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey's key waterways.

Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

Istanbul - Turkey's contentious withdrawal from a treaty combating gender-based violence has had a sympathetic response from at least one quarter: a top women's group that includes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's daughter.

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Istanbul - Acquitted of terror charges after a stint in jail, a Turkish professor of a French university remains stranded in Istanbul, stripped of his passport and subjected to an opaque probe.

EU says Turkey should 'urgently' resume accepting migrants from Greece

The European Union said on Monday that Turkey must "urgently" resume accepting migrants from Greece, where thousands are being held in camps, days before EU chiefs are to visit Ankara.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the gangland-style killing of a high-profile Turkish-Armenian journalist who promoted cross-cultural ties.

Turkish police detain dozens of student protesters

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of students protesting against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appointment of a party loyalist as the head of a top Istanbul university.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - Turkish judges on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the 2007 killing of a Turkish-Armenian journalist, local media reported.

EU eyes cooperation with Turkey if 'de-escalation sustained'

Apo - European Union leaders are ready to boost cooperation with Turkey if a "current de-escalation is sustained", they said in a video summit on Thursday following a spike in tensions.

Hundreds of Uyghurs protest Chinese minister's Turkey visit

Istanbul - Nearly 1,000 Uyghurs rallied in Istanbul on Thursday as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Turkish counterpart for talks expected to focus on coronavirus vaccines and the countries' extradition treaty.

Greece celebrates revolution bicentennial with pomp and allies

Athens - Greece on Thursday celebrated 200 years since the start of its independence war with the Ottoman Empire with parades and ceremonies attended by foreign dignitaries, though the pandemic forced officials to scale back events.

Turkey's jailed Kurdish leader accuses Erdogan of power grab

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to ensure victory in the next election by "illegally" trying to ban Turkey's pro-Kurdish party, its former leader told AFP from jail on Sunday.

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of people gathered in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Sunday to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and protest against the repression of a pro-Kurdish opposition party.

Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

Washington - US President Joe Biden said he was "deeply disappointed" Sunday after Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.
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A Turkish shepherd and his sheep dogs herd the sheep on the green hills next to Kocaeli University
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