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Greek, Turkish FMs meet to mend ties, trade barbs instead

Apr. 15, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A meeting aimed to improve fraught ties between NATO allies Greece and Turkey quickly descended into a tense exchange of accusations between the two neighbors' foreign ministers on Thursday. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias traveled to Ankara...

Ukraine seeks stronger Western backing amid Russian buildup

Apr. 15, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's top diplomat asked Thursday for stronger Western backing, saying “words of support aren't enough” amid escalating tensions in the country’s east and a Russian troop buildup across the border. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba,...

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

Apr. 08, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender after a protocol gaffe during a meeting at the Turkish presidential palace ignited a public...

Uyghurs in Turkey protest Chinese foreign minister's visit

Mar. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Uyghurs staged protests in Ankara and Istanbul on Thursday, denouncing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Turkey and demanding that the Turkish government take a stronger stance against human rights abuses in China’s far-western Xinjiang region. ...

US, Turkey remain divided over purchase of Russia's S-400s

Mar. 24, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Top U.S. and Turkish diplomats failed on Wednesday to overcome sharp differences over Turkey’s purchase of an advanced Russian air defense system, which Washington sees as a security threat. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish...

Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake

Mar. 03, 2021 14:40 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece were spending the night outdoors late Wednesday after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings. The shallow, magnitude-6.0 quake...

Armenian PM slams 'coup attempt' as political tensions rise

Feb. 25, 2021 12:35 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister accused top military officers on Thursday of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding fuel to months of protests calling for his resignation following the country's defeat in a conflict with Azerbaijan over the...