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Libyan interim PM meets Turkey's leader to boost ties

Apr. 12, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The head of Libya’s new interim government, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday for talks aimed at boosting cooperation between their nations. Libya’s interim government, which...

The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey stress territorial integrity

Apr. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey stressed the importance of Ukraine's territorial integrity, the de-escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and security in the Black Sea following a meeting Saturday in Istanbul. Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Apr. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help to the state with the country's worst infection increase. The worldwide surge in coronavirus cases and deaths includes...

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east

Apr. 09, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it fears a resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect Russian civilians there, a stark warning that comes amid a Russian troop build-up along the border. The statement by Russian President...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

Apr. 09, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Turkey demanded an apology Friday from Italy's premier for having called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “dictator,” a comment that added fuel to a dispute over a perceived seating snub involving a top European Union official. The comment also deepened...

Turkish military jet crashes during training, pilots rescued

Apr. 09, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A military plane crashed into the sea during a training flight, Turkey’s defense ministry said Friday, adding that the two pilots were rescued. The KT-1 type plane crashed off the Aegean coastal town of Foca, in the western Izmir province, the...

Pinterest establishes legal entity in Turkey to avoid bans

Apr. 09, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The image-sharing platform Pinterest became the latest social media company to agree to set up a legal entity in Turkey to comply with a controversial social media law. Pinterest appointed a legal representative in Turkey on Friday, Transport and...

Albania’s flights resume after 2-day airport closure

Apr. 09, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Commercial flights resumed at Albania’s Tirana International Airport on Friday after they were blocked for two days by an air traffic controllers' strike. The first commercial flight with passengers left the airport for Italy on Friday at 9:05...

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...