Governance

Turkish, Ukrainian cooperation deepens: Erdogan

October 16, 2020

Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan on Friday hailed relations with Ukraine and said both countries enhanced their ties in many fields including the defense industry, health and tourism through a win-win approach.   At a news conference in the capital Ankara following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart VolodymyrZelensky, Erdogan said Turkey viewed Ukraine as a key […]

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Top Turkish diplomat, counterparts discuss Karabakh

October 15, 2020

Turkey’s foreign minister held separate phone talks with his Russian and Azerbaijani counterparts on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.   MevlutCavusoglu discussed with Russia’s Sergey Lavrov the Upper Karabakh dispute as well as Armenia’s violation of the cease-fire and attacks on Azerbaijani civilians.   He also discussed the Upper Karabakh issue with his Azerbaijani counterpart […]

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Trump: Twitter, Facebook ‘third arm’ of Democrats

October 15, 2020

US President Donald Trump accused Twitter and Facebook on Thursday of being a “third arm” of the Democratic National Committee. Trump comments came as the social media companies blocked accounts from sharing a report published by the New York Post on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, who sat on the board of Ukrainian […]

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EU determined to get Brexit deal ‘but not at any cost’

October 15, 2020

The EU would strive to strike a Brexit agreement with the UK, but not at any price, the European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday.   Speaking at a joint news conference with EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier after the end of the first of the two-day European Council meeting, Michel said: “We […]

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Normalization deals to pave way for peace: Netanyahu

October 15, 2020

A broader consensus between Israel and the Arab world could help to make progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Israeli prime minister said Thursday.   Speaking at the Knesset debate on Israel’s normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Benjamin Netanyahu said to build peace, Israel needs to look not only toward Jerusalem […]

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No need for ex-opposition deputy retrial: Turkish court

October 13, 2020

An Istanbul court ruled Tuesday that there is no need for a retrial of a former main opposition party lawmaker. Istanbul’s High Criminal Court no:14 said EnisBerberoglu, a former Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker who in 2017 was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for leaking state secrets, does not need a new trial. […]

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Election of Russia, China, Cuba to UN agency angers US

October 13, 2020

Shortly after the UN General Assembly held elections for 15 seats on the 47-member Human Rights Council, the US voiced dismay Tuesday about spots won by Russia, China and Cuba.   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that US President Donald Trump pulled Washington from the agency in 2018 for anti-Israel bias and rules to […]

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Turkish, Russian defense chiefs talk Caucasus conflict

October 12, 2020

ANKARA (AA) – In the Caucasus conflict, Armenia needs to stop attacks targeting civilian settlements in violation of a new cease-fire and leave occupied Azerbaijani territories, Turkey’s national defense minister told his Russian counterpart in a Monday phone call.   Turkey’s Hulusi Akar and Russia’s Sergey Shoygu discussed Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan and ongoing developments […]

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