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US finds Turkish banker guilty in Iran sanctions case

A US jury has found an executive at majority state-owned Halkbank, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United …

Turkey and France to discuss Middle East issues

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit France on January 5 for talks with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to explore an improvement of ties with the European Union and discuss regional …

Two shells from Syria hit southeastern Turkey

Two artillery shells from Syria hit Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay on Tuesday and Turkish border troops fired back, the state-run Anadolu agency said, Reuters reported. The shells came from an area of Syria controlled by …

Visa crisis was initiated by the US, Erdogan says

The initiator of the visa crisis between Ankara and Washington, which ended this week, were the United States, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the Turkish media reports. "They started the visa crisis and thank them …

Over thousand people arrested in Turkey

During the raids, aimed at ensuring public order, Turkish police arrested over 1000 people. 1187 people were arrested in total, including women and foreigners, Turkish media reported. 80 thousand law enforcement officers …

What does 2017 bring for Azerbaijan?

Restoration of economic growth, implementation of large infrastructure projects and large-scale regional and international summits in Baku are the most memorable things for Azerbaijan in 2017, experts said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, …

Erdodan and Pope discuss Jerusalem on phone

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with Pope Francis over developments regarding Jerusalem, highlighting the importance of preserving the city's status, media reported with …

Moscow and Ankara sign S-400 loan deal

Russia and Turkey signed a loan agreement for the purchase of the S-400 anti-missile system, according to local media. Earlier today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would borrow in rubles in a …

 Cavusoglu and Tillerson speak by phone

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson by phone about Washington’s decision to lift restrictions on visa services for Turkish nationals, a …