Magnitude 5.9 quake hits northwest Turkey, causing panic

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit a town in northwest Turkey early Wednesday, causing widespread panic but there was no immediate report of major damage, Turkey’s Disaster…

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Police works at the scene after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it ‘smells like terrorism’

ISTANBUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and 81 others wounded on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul in what Turkish President…

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A general view of the coal mine after an explosion in Amasra in the northern Bartin province, Turkey November 14, 2022. Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS

Turkish mine blast’s death toll rises to at least 28

An explosion in a coal mine in Turkey‘s northern Bartin province on Friday killed 28 people, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, but it was not clear how many people were still…

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This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Presidency on July 19, 2022 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) arriving for a joint news conference after at the end of the Astana Trilateral Summit at the Tehran International Conference Hall in Tehran. / AFP

Putin forges ties with Iran’s supreme leader in Tehran talks

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin had talks with Supreme Leader  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran on Tuesday, the Kremlin leader’s first trip outside the former Soviet Union since Moscow’s Feb. 24…

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Farmers harvest wheat as Vuhlehirsk’s heat power plant burns in the distance after a shelling, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the Donbas region, Ukraine July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

ISTANBUL/UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports blocked by Russia and ease the risk…

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberga, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu react after signing a document during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

MADRID/HELSINKI (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden‘s bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against…

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FILE / The murder of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ruined Turkey-Saudi ties / AFP

Saudi crown prince pays first visit to Turkey since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler will on Wednesday take another step towards breaking his international isolation by paying his first visit to Turkey since the murder in 2018 of journalist…

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Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist speaks during a news conference at the military base in Adazi, Latvia April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

Sweden’s plans for NATO membership hit snag as Turkey says no

Sweden will formally apply for NATO membership in the next few days, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday, but its accession process, and that of Finland, hit a snag when NATO member Turkey‘s president said he would not approve…

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool

Turkey says Russia and Ukraine nearing agreement on ‘critical’ issues

ISTANBUL, March 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Sunday that Russia and Ukraine were nearing agreement on “critical” issues and he was hopeful for a ceasefire if…

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The site of sunken ship off coast Gallipoli in Turkey. (Photo by Reuters)

Shipwrecks of World War I are a seabed museum in Turkey

Turkey’s newest park is an underwater museum of fourteen shipwrecks that lie beneath the waves of the Dardanelles Strait, a glimpse into the fierce battles between Ottoman and Allied forces…

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US soldiers from Second Platoon, Bravo Troop, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team take position during a patrol in Ibrahim Khel village of Khost province on April 11, 2010.(Photo by MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP)

Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war despite mounting fears of a…

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Rescue operations take place on a site secured by the police after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, November 1, 2020. / REUTERS

Three-year-old rescued from rubble, Turkey quake death toll hits 81

A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean…

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Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee Hatice (left) and her friends in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul early this month.

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case as his fiancée recounts event

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as his fiancee said on Friday she did not accept…

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