ANKARA Turkey and Greece signalled a willingness on Wednesday to resolve a dispute over energy exploration in the Mediterranean, while vowing to defend their interests in the region.
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ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence.
ANKARA Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday to keep pushing for a ceasefire in Libya, but Ankara said the leader of the eastern forces was not legitimate and his forces must withdraw from key positions for any credible deal to emerge.
ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkey is taking its decades-old conflict with Kurdish militants deep into northern Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.
ANKARA A Turkish court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum was unlawful, two Turkish officials said, paving the way for its restoration as a mosque despite international concerns.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL A Turkish business delegation is set to visit Libya within two weeks to assess how Turkey's companies and banks can help rebuild the war-torn country and secure its energy needs, two people familiar with the plan told Reuters.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL, July 1 A Turkish business
delegation is set to visit Libya within two weeks to assess how
Turkey's companies and banks can help rebuild the war-torn
country and secure its energy needs, two people familiar with
the plan told Reuters.
ANKARA, June 19 Turkey is ready to rapidly start
rebuilding conflict-torn Libya, a senior Turkish official said
on Friday, after President Tayyip Erdogan's senior deputies
visited Tripoli this week to discuss cooperation on energy,
construction and banking.
ANKARA Turkey plans to set up more temporary military bases in northern Iraq after stepping up its strikes against Kurdish militants there, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, saying the effort would ensure border security.