Day: January 4, 2020

Saudi Arabia Extends Visa Policy to Welcome More Visitors from Around the World

January 4, 2020

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ‏The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) today announced that visitors can now use existing UK, US, and Schengen area country visas to obtain Saudi Arabia visitor visas at airport arrivals regardless of their citizenship. ‏Visitors intending to benefit from the new regulation must have […]

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Turkish, US top diplomats discuss Iran, Iraq

January 4, 2020

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke with his U.S. counterpart over the phone on Saturday, according to diplomatic sources. Cavusoglu and Mike Pompeo discussed the situation in Iraq and Iran, as well as bilateral issues.Qasem Soleimani, the…

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Erdogan speaks to Iranian, Iraqi presidents over phone

January 4, 2020

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held phone talks with Iranian and Iraqi counterparts, according to presidential sources on Saturday. In talks with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani and Iraq’s Barham Salih, the leaders discussed latest developments in the…

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Over 77 kg heroin seized in eastern Turkey

January 4, 2020

Turkish security forces seized around 77.5 kilograms (170.8 pounds) of heroin in the eastern province of Van, local police announced Saturday.Anti-narcotics police and a sniffer dog searched a suspicious van on a motorway between Van and the southeaste…

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Turkey: Families protesting YPG/PKK for over 120 days

January 4, 2020

On its 124th day, many families took part in an ongoing months-long sit-in protest outside the provincial office of a political party in southeastern Turkey against the YPG/PKK terrorist group. Dozens of mothers started the protest on Sept. 3 outside t…

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Istanbul hosts less Syrians under protection in 2019

January 4, 2020

The number of Syrians under temporary protection living in Turkey’s metropolis Istanbul dropped by over 78,200 to 479,420 people in 2019 compared to 2018, the city governor said Saturday. “Besides this, 97,255 Syrians registered in other provinces left…

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Turkish, Russian foreign ministers speak over phone

January 4, 2020

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke with his Russian counterpart over the phone on Saturday. According to diplomatic sources, Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the situation Syria, Libya and Iraq, as well as other recent developments i…

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Turkey neutralizes 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

January 4, 2020

Turkish fighter jets neutralized two PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said Saturday.The ministry said on Twitter that the terrorists were plotting an attack and were neutralized in the Avasin-Basyan re…

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