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Arab World 18 December 2023, Hungary, Budapest: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a press conference in Budapest. (dpa)

Plan to Eliminate PKK on Erdogan’s Agenda During Baghdad Visit

Preparations for the major plan to eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq are almost complete, confirmed Turkish sources. The plan…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan at the State Department in Washington, US, March 8, 2024. (Reuters)

Türkiye to Discuss Syria, YPG with US Officials

Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Güler will hold talks with a visiting delegation from the US House of Representatives on Friday to tackle the Syrian war and…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Business In 2023, Türkiye’s economy grew by a larger-than-expected 4.5% (Reuters)

S&P Raises Türkiye’s 2024 Growth Forecast to 3%

International credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) increased its 2024 total growth forecast for Türkiye to 3%. Also, the credit rating agency…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Business The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Turkish Minister of Trade during the signing of the joint declaration to commence negotiations on the free trade agreement in Ankara last Thursday ( The Turkish Minister’s account on “X”)

Türkiye-Gulf Free Trade Talks Signal New Phase of Cooperation

Türkiye and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have taken a significant step in their economic ties by signing a joint declaration to start talks on a free…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
World Turkish FM Hakan Fidan speaks at the Baku forum. (Turkish Foreign Ministry)

Türkiye Reiterates Rejection of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea

Türkiye reiterated on Saturday it does not recognize the “illegal annexation of Crimea” by Russia ten years ago, underlining its support for Ukraine's…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World Part of the Turkish military operations against Kurdish militias in the border areas with Syria (File- AFP)

Türkiye: No Direct Dialogue with Damascus, No Progress in Normalization

Türkiye and Russia held a round of political consultations that discussed Syria and a number of other topics related to bilateral relations and regional issues…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World Türkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Defense Minister Yasar Guler and head of  Türkiye's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Ibrahim Kalin meet with Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (not pictured), in Baghdad, Iraq, March 14, 2024. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Ankara-Baghdad Talks: First Joint Combat, Unified Approach to Water, Oil

In a move long-awaited by Ankara, Türkiye and Iraq have taken a significant step forward in acknowledging the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World Türkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan arrives to meet with Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 14, 2024. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraq, Türkiye Near Agreement on ‘Security Corridor’... Plus Water, Energy Deal

A high-ranking Turkish delegation held talks in Baghdad on Thursday to plan a major military operation in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party …

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