Ankara

Swedish, Finnish ministers to head to Turkey for NATO talks

Swedish, Finnish ministers to head to Turkey for NATO talks

The foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland plan to travel "soon" to Turkey for talks to address Ankara's objections to NATO membership for the two Nordic countries, news agency TT reported, citing the Swedish foreign office. …

Immortal Regiment held in Ankara

Immortal Regiment held in Ankara

More than 300 people took part in the action "Immortal Regiment" at the Russian Embassy in Ankara. According to RIA Novosti, the participants laid a wreath at the monument to the deceased Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was …

Erdogan holds meeting with UN chief in Ankara

Erdogan holds meeting with UN chief in Ankara

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed efforts on diplomatic resolution in Ukraine and opening of humanitarian corridors for those in need during their meeting in Ankara, Guterres’ office …

Ankara not to impose sanctions against Russia

Ankara not to impose sanctions against Russia

Turkish President's spokesperson, İbrahim Kalın, said that Ankara would not impose sanctions on Russia. He also added that Turkey did not intend to be a party to the conflict. "At the moment we do not have a plan …

Ankara and Yerevan to begin improving relations in Moscow

Ankara and Yerevan to begin improving relations in Moscow

The first meeting of the Turkish and Armenian special representatives will be held in Moscow, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "Special envoys for the normalization of relations with Armenia have been appointed. The …

Turkey arrests dozens of people in major FETO terror probe

Turkey arrests dozens of people in major FETO terror probe

Turkish authorities on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 134 people across the country over their alleged links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which was behind the July 15, 2016, coup attempt. In a simultaneous …

Turkey and Russia to sign gas agreement soon

Turkey and Russia to sign gas agreement soon

Turkey and Russia intend to sign an agreement in the gas sphere shortly, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said. The parties reached "a fundamental agreement on natural gas" during talks, …

Turkey extends Turkish military's stay in Azerbaijan

Turkey extends Turkish military's stay in Azerbaijan

Turkey's Parliament approved a bill to extend the term of stay of the Turkish military in Azerbaijan, signed by President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Turkish media. Thus, the term of office of the military …

Istanbul Photo Awards exhibition opens in Ankara

Istanbul Photo Awards exhibition opens in Ankara

An annual international photography exhibition, the Istanbul Photo Awards 2021, kicked off in Turkey’s capital Ankara on October 11. A selection of 74 photographs covering major events around the world over the …

Turkey to build crescent-star shaped combined military HQs

Turkey to build crescent-star shaped combined military HQs

Turkey will build a massive combined military headquarters and collect the Defense Ministry, the chief of General Staff as well as force commands under a single roof in a bid to further coordinate the country’s defense, …

Evacuated Turkish troops land in Ankara from Afghanistan

Evacuated Turkish troops land in Ankara from Afghanistan

The first batch of Turkish troops evacuated from Afghanistan landed in the country's capital on Thursday, according to flag carrier Turkish Airlines. The first plane carrying Turkish soldiers who decided to be evacuated from …

Verdicts at Andrei Karlov murder trial to be read out in Ankara

Verdicts at Andrei Karlov murder trial to be read out in Ankara

Today, the 2nd Heavy Penal Court of Ankara will read out the verdict on Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov murder case. At the end of November 2018, the prosecutor's office of Ankara sent an indictment to the 2nd Heavy Penal …

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen FMs hold talks in Ankara

Azerbaijani, Turkish and Turkmen FMs hold talks in Ankara

Ankara hosted a trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan on February 23. After the meeting, a joint press conference was held with the participation of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun …

Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Turkey's central and northwestern regions have been hit by heavy snowfall, bringing traffic in Ankara and Istanbul to a standstill yesterday. On Sunday, Istanbul faced a record snowfall, making the local authorities cancel lessons …

Turkish police detains 41 FETO terror suspects

Turkish police detains 41 FETO terror suspects

Turkish security units on Friday arrested 41 suspects linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey. A total of 66 suspects in the Gendarmerie Command were identified following …

Ankara hit by magnitude 4.5 earthquake

Ankara hit by magnitude 4.5 earthquake

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled Turkey’s capital Ankara on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the epicenter of …