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Turkey has strongly criticized the European Union for not keeping the promises it made to Turkey through a comprehensive migrant deal brokered in 2016, calling on the bloc to transfer 3 billion euros to be spent on Syrian refugees directly and without any delay.
Some rebels in eastern Ghouta may soon agree to withdraw from the opposition enclave or accept rule by the Syrian state after big advances by the army into the area, a Syrian government minister said on March 19.
A French consulate worker faced charges yesteday of using an official car to smuggle dozens of guns from the Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank in a case Israeli authorities called “very severe.”
Norway’s parliament is set to vote today on a motion of no confidence in the justice minister, and the center-right government is expected to resign if it is passed.
A mosque in the southern German city of Ulm was attacked with Molotov cocktails early on March 19.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 19 signaled a military operation into the Iraqi town of Sinjar, vowing that Turkey “can enter one night suddenly.”
Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety - as long as their attire is "decent and respectful", the kingdom's reform-minded crown prince has said.
French energy giant Total will push ahead with a $4.8 billion deal to develop an Iranian gas field and will seek a waiver if Washington re-imposes sanctions, the firm’s CEO has said.
Czech authorities halted extradition proceedings against Salih Muslim whom they briefly detained in February on a warrant issued by Turkey, a state attorney’s office said on March 19.
Britain and the European Union on March 19 reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will last for nearly two years after the historic Brexit divorce next year, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said.Britain and the European Union on March 19 reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will last for nearly two years after the historic Brexit divorce next year, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said.
An ancient sarcophagus has been discovered in the northern Turkish province of Bartın’s Sipahiler village.
Britain and the European Union on March 19 reached a landmark deal on transition arrangements that will last for nearly two years after the Brexit divorce next year, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said.
Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik has slammed top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini’s voicing of concerns about the Turkish army’s ongoing operation into Syria’s Afrin district against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), saying Turkey’s “sole objective is to fight against terrorism and to protect its borders.”
Ankara is “absolutely” against Russia’s limit on number of companies importing Turkish tomatoes, according to Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.
Temperature in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, might increase to as high as 45 degrees Celsius and sea level in the city is “likely to rise after 2050” due to the adverse effects of climate change, according to Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz at Boğazici University.
Turkish forces will not remain in Syria's Afrin and will leave the region to its "real owners", Ankara's main spokesman said on March 19, after Turkey's military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the town on March 18.
Dancers show off breakdancing skills in competition in Turkey’s west
Tourists flock to interactive museum on Ottoman-Russian war in Turkey’s Kars
The Turkish Lira weakened to a record low of nearly 4.84 against the euro on March 19 and hit the lowest level since early December against the dollar following investor concerns over the macroeconomic outlook and the prospect of U.S. interest rate hikes.
A German company is interested in buying two real estate developers that were seized by a Turkish state fund over their alleged ties to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to the head of the fund.