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Leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan hold talks in recaptured city

Jun. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Azerbaijan Tuesday for a two-day visit and, with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, traveled to Shusha, a city that Azerbaijan recaptured from Armenian forces in last autumn’s war. Shusha, a center...

Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin

Jun. 14, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow...

Turkey seeks US support to maintain troops in Afghanistan

Jun. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday his country would need “diplomatic, logistic and financial assistance” from the United States if it were to maintain troops in Afghanistan to protect and run Kabul's international airport, following the withdrawal of...

The Latest: Biden pays tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial

Jun. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: ___ BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has paid tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial as he wraps up his meeting with members of the military alliance. Biden crossed himself and...

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

Jun. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. But unlike his four most recent White House predecessors, who made an effort to build a measure of rapport with...

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

Jun. 13, 2021 15:37 PM 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. ...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Jun. 12, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. Sao Paulo’s state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110...

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

Turkish parliament to probe mucilage threatening Marmara Sea

Jun. 10, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament agreed on Thursday to set up an all-party committee to investigate a slimy, floating mass of yellowish-white sea mucilage that is threatening marine life in the Sea of Marmara. The so-called “sea snot” — a thick...

A year late, Italy and Turkey play opening game at Euro 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Somehow it seems appropriate that Italy, the first country in Europe that was overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, is hosting the opening game of the European Championship. Even if Euro 2020 is kicking off in 2021. The biggest crowd...