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Libya’s Tripoli government signs economic deals with Turkey

Oct. 03, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival governments signed preliminary economic and maritime deals with Turkey on Monday, in a move that has inflamed tensions between it and the North African country’s other administration. The agreements also angered Turkey's neighbor and...

Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin's war

Oct. 03, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called the allegation “false and baseless,” and Lebanon’s...

Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Sep. 26, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of more men to wage war on Ukraine. The...

Turkey's Erdogan vows continued support for Palestinians

Aug. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s reconciliation efforts with Israel will in no way diminish Ankara’s support for the cause of the Palestinians, the Turkish leader said Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comments during a visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....

Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors in diplomatic reset

Aug. 17, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two countries, the Israeli prime minister's office said Wednesday. The two countries, once...

Protests in northern Syria slam Turkish minister's remarks

Aug. 12, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian opposition supporters rallied Friday in northwestern Syria, including outside a Turkish army post, to denounce remarks by Turkey’s foreign minister urging for a reconciliation with Syrian President Bashar Assad. On Thursday, Turkish Foreign...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

Jul. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments during a tense news conference with his visiting German counterpart,...

Angry Iraqis clash with police over attack blamed on Turkey

Jul. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of angry Iraqis took to the streets late Thursday to decry deadly strikes on an Iraqi tourist resort the previous day that the government has blamed on Turkey. The protests erupted just hours after the families of those killed in the shelling buried their loved ones. ...