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Erdogan and Biden meet at a tense moment for Turkish-US ties

Jun. 13, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Joe Biden and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have known each other for years, but their meeting Monday will be their first as heads of state. And it comes at a particularly tense moment for relations between their two countries. ...

US envoy: Syrians face 'senseless cruelty' if border is shut

Jun. 04, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The closure of a final humanitarian border crossing into Syrian could cause “senseless cruelty” to millions of Syrians, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday, renewing a call for the U.N. Security Council to extend authorization for the delivery of...

Greek, Turkish leaders to meet in June in bid to mend ties

May. 31, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey will meet next month on the sidelines of a NATO summit, the two countries’ foreign ministers agreed on Monday, as they seek to mend frayed ties that led to a sharp escalation in tension last year. In brief...

Turkey's foreign minister Cavusoglu begins visit to Greece

May. 30, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday began his trip to Greece with an unofficial visit to the northeastern province of Thrace, where most of Greece’s Muslim minority resides. The official part of Cavusoglu’s trip will take place...

Greek PM calls for improved ties with Turkey

May. 28, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday his country is seeking improved ties with neighbor and longtime foe Turkey, but that the onus is on Turkey to refrain from what he called “provocations, illegal actions and aggressive rhetoric.” Kyriakos...

UN envoy: Failure to get rid of Libya mercenaries a threat

May. 21, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned the Security Council on Friday that progress on the key issue of withdrawing mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya has stalled and their continued presence is a threat not only to Libya but to the entire African region. ...

Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other's ties to it

May. 16, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A league of Muslim nations on Sunday demanded that Israel halt attacks killing Palestinian civilians amid heavy fighting between it and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, even as fissures between countries over their recognition of Israel emerged. ...

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...

Turkish FM in Saudi Arabia to mend ties amid regional shifts

May. 11, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s top diplomat met with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first official trip in years, as the country pushes to repair damaged ties with the kingdom that reached a low point over the 2018 killing in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal...

Turkey seeks better Saudi ties despite Khashoggi slaying

May. 10, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top envoy is traveling to Saudi Arabia as Turkey seeks to mend ties with the kingdom that hit an all-time low over the 2018 killing in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with his Saudi...