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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on July 20 warned Greek Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were “untimely and dangerous,” adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots
DOHA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s Ambassador to Qatar, Fikret Özer, met with Qatar’s Chief of General Staff, Gen. Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem on July 19 to discuss strengthening relations between the two countries
Turkey responded to the head of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent article published in a German weekly considering Turkey’s re-installation of the death penalty as a red line in Turkey’s bid to join the EU bloc.
ANKARA - Reuters
Comments by German officials regarding Turkey’s arrest of six human rights activists, including a German citizen, were unacceptable and amounted to interference in the judiciary, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on July 20.
The United States should at least give the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen house arrest, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said, adding that their alliance requires the U.S. to arrest him
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey reiterated its opposition to an independence referendum in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq on July 19, following media reports that Ankara had softened its stance.
The Turkish parliament on July 17 approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the United Nation’s interim force
BRUSSELS - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s European Union Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik has reiterated that his country wants to become a full member of the European Union and will not be open to any other offer apart from that.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to embark on a tour to three Gulf countries, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, on July 23 and 24
Turkey has vowed “different processes” were ahead regarding Cyprus after a U.N.-led conference failed to provide a settlement to the decades-old division in the island, announcing a joint work with Turkish Cypriots for a road map
Turkey has condemned terrorist attacks that happened on July 14 in the Qatif governorate of Saudi Arabia, reiterating its support and solidarity with the kingdom in its fight against terror.