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Erdogan says Turkey plans to buy more Russian defense systems

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that could deepen a…

Turkey’s top Islamic cleric moves centre stage, irking secularists

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When President Tayyip Erdogan opened a new court complex this month, Turkey's senior cleric sealed the ceremony with a Muslim prayer, triggering protests from…

Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament for approval next month, which would make it the last…

Turkish President Erdogan says to meet Greek PM in New York

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week…

Greek PM says Turkey is a key partner on migration, EU needs cohesion

By Lefteris Papadimas and Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday Turkey was an important partner in tackling any new migration challenge to Europe…

Council of Europe to start proceedings against Turkey if philanthropist not freed

By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) -The Council of Europe said on Friday it would begin infringement proceedings against member state Turkey in November if philanthropist Osman Kavala is not released…

Russia begins rollout of new S-500 air defence system – report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has completed tests of its new S-500 surface-to-air missile system and has started supplying it to the armed forces, the RIA news agency quoted deputy prime…

Italy’s Draghi, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Afghan crisis, G20 summit

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi discussed on Wednesday the Afghan crisis with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan ahead of a G20 summit to be held in Rome on…

Turkey, Egypt pledge further talks to normalise ties after 2nd round

ANKARA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Turkey and Egypt agreed on Wednesday to continue talks to repair and eventually normalise strained ties after wrapping up a second round of discussions meant to address…

Turkey sees positive momentum in talks to repair ties with UAE

ANKARA (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday there was a positive momentum in Turkey's discussions with the United Arab Emirates to end a years-long rift and that…

Analysis-Turkey and UAE rein in dispute that fuelled conflict and hurt economy

By Orhan Coskun and Alexander Cornwell ANKARA (Reuters) - A truce between bitter regional rivals Turkey and the United Arab Emirates has calmed tensions that fuelled conflicts including Libya's war,…

Dutch want to help Qatar, Turkey open Kabul airport -minister

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government wants to support Turkey and Qatar in attempts to re-open Kabul airport to resume evacuations from Afghanistan, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday.…