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Turkey sends off new drill ship into eastern Mediterranean

Aug. 09, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president inaugurated the country's newest and largest undersea hydrocarbon drill ship Tuesday that he said would head for a spot northwest of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, which is not claimed by any other country. “Our exploration and drilling...

3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

Aug. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports Friday and traveled mined waters toward inspection of their delayed cargo, a sign that an international deal to export grain held up since Russia invaded Ukraine was slowly progressing. But major hurdles lie...

Putin hosts Erdogan for talks on trade, Ukraine, Syria

Aug. 05, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the U.N., prospects for talks on ending hostilities in Ukraine, the situation in Syria and growing economic ties between...

Inflation in Turkey rises to nearly 80%, hitting consumers

Aug. 03, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Annual inflation in Turkey soared to nearly 80% in July, official data showed Wednesday, with skyrocketing food, housing and energy prices hitting consumers hard. The Turkish Statistical Institute said consumer prices rose by 79.6% from a year earlier, up about 1...

Turkey's defense ministry says grain ship carrying Ukrainian corn passed inspection and will continue on to Lebanon

Aug. 03, 2022 05:47 AM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's defense ministry says grain ship carrying Ukrainian corn passed inspection and will continue on to Lebanon.

Turkey's defense ministry says the first ship carrying Ukrainian grain has left the port of Odesa

Aug. 01, 2022 02:24 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense ministry says the first ship carrying Ukrainian grain has left the port of Odesa.

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,...

Cyprus, Greece, look to EU if Turkey renews gas search

Jul. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Greece plan to consult with other European Union members on how to respond if Turkey tries again to drill for oil and gas inside waters that Cyprus claims as its exclusive economic zone, the Cypriot foreign minister said Thursday. Turkish Energy...

At UN, Iraq and Turkey escalate dispute over deadly attack

Jul. 27, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A dispute between Iraq and Turkey over a recent deadly attack in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region escalated at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. Iraq’s foreign minister demanded the withdrawal of all Turkish troops from his...

Turkey's Erdogan rails at Greece over Muslim minority rights

Jul. 24, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday criticized Greece for allegedly violating a settlement that has governed relations between the rivals for nearly a century. In a statement released on the 99th anniversary of the Lausanne Treaty, Erdogan accused...