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U.N. judicial expert in Turkey to probe Khashoggi murder

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Turkish authorities have called for an international probe into the killing which took place at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, complaining of Saudi Arabia's failure to cooperate

PROBE. This handout picture released by the Turkish Foreign Minister shows Agnes Callamard (L), UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) pose for photographs in Ankara, on January 28, 2019 during a meeting focused on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. AFP PHOTO/TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY

Turkey says can form 'security zone' in Syria alone

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We can establish this security zone on our own and take the necessary measures,' Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says

ON SECURITY ZONE. In this file photo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses supporters at the residence of Turkey's consul general in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 7, 2017. File photo by Daniel Reinhardt /dpa/AFP

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate on Syria after U.S. pullout

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov says an 'understanding was reached' between military representatives of Russia and Turkey

COORDINATION. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country and Turkey will coordinate ground operations in Syria. Photo by AFP

Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe – minister

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:46 PM

'We will go to the end,' says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

SYMBOLIC FUNERAL. In this file photo taken on November 16, 2018, a person holds a banner of Jamal Khashoggi during a symbolic funeral prayer for the Saudi journalist, killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, on November 16, 2018. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Turkey dismisses U.S. 'threats, sanctions' over detained pastor

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'We have said from the start that the other side's threatening language and sanctions will not get any result. We repeated this today,' Mevlut Cavusoglu says in televised remarks from Singapore

ANDREW BRUNSON. US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (R), escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. Photo by AFP

Turkey, U.S. to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:51 PM

'We are not going to act alone any longer, not US doing one thing, Turkey doing another,' US State Secretary Rex Tillerson says after the talks. 'We will work together... we have good mechanisms on how we can achieve this,' he adds.

WORKING TOGETHER. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) shake hands during a press conference following their meeting in Ankara on February 16, 2018. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

German, Turkish top diplomats vow to heal ties

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:32 PM

'We have both given ourselves the task to do everything to overcome the difficulties in German-Turkish relations," said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who hosted his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, at his home

SIGMAR AND MEVLUT. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (L) talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu during his visit on January 6, 2018 in Goslar, central Germany. Photo by Swen Pförtner/AFP

Turkey expects Trump to 'keep promise' not to arm Syria Kurds

Nov 25, 2017 - 11:16 PM

Washington views the Kurdish YPG militia as the most effective fighting force on the ground against ISIS, but Ankara sees them as 'terrorists' linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party

VERSUS ISIS. Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, patrol next to boats at the Lake Assad on April 29, 2017, as they advance in their battle for the Islamic State's (IS) stronghold in nearby Raqa. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The United Nations secretary general urges the Gulf countries to find a peaceful solution to the row

The flag of the State of Qatar (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York. 14 July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Dutch of behaving like fascists in their treatment of Turkish ministers

Turkish residents in the Netherlands waving Turkey's national flags take part in a gathering outside Turkey's consulate in Rotterdam on March 11, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Dutch expel Turkish minister as police break up protests

Mar 12, 2017 - 9:49 AM

UPDATED After several hours of calm demonstrations police moved in to disperse over 1 000 people gathered close to the consulate

Turkish residents of the Netherlands gather for a protest in Rotterdam on March 11, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

UPDATED Ban our foreign minister from flying however much you like but from now on let s see how your flights will land in Turkey says Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters during a rally in Istanbul on March 11, 2017. Ozan Kose/AFP

Netherlands refuses permission for planned Turkey FM flight

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Turkish ministers have been heading to Europe to whip up support for a yes vote among Turkey s voters abroad ahead of the April referendum on whether to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s powers

Turkey asks Germany not to preach about democracy

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:32 AM

The comments come after German local authorities banned rallies that Turkish officials were due to address to raise support among expatriate voters for a referendum in April on boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s powers

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses supporters at the residence of Turkey's consul general in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 7, 2017. Daniel Reinhardt /dpa/AFP

Turkey says U.S. will be invited to fresh Syria talks

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED The talks in Astana are expected to take place on January 23

Europe is 'humiliating' Ankara – Turkish FM

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:42 AM

EU Turkish relations have soured since the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Europe concerned by Ankara s subsequent crackdown

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Ankara on August 12, 2016. Adem Altan/AFP

EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

Mar 05, 2016 - 11:15 AM

New official figures show that a record 1 2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

Turkey, Saudi could launch Syria ground operation – Ankara

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:06 PM

The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in the Foreign Ministry building in Budapest, Hungary, February 9, 2016. File photo by Janos Marjai/EPA

Turkish FM reaffirms 'open borders' for Syrian refugees

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:28 PM

After a meeting with European Union counterparts Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters there had been no change in Turkish policy

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. File photo by Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Turkey, Russia foreign ministers hold first talks since plane crisis

Dec 03, 2015 - 11:55 PM

The meeting between the two foreign ministers lasts for 40 minutes

BURNING. A still image made available from video footage shown by the HaberTurk TV Channel shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border, over north Syria, November 24, 2015. Photo from EPA/HABERTURK TV CHANNEL

New Turkish top diplomat: pro-EU Erdogan ally with daunting task

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Cavusoglu takes on the post at a critical time facing an enormous task with Turkey mired in foreign policy difficulties in the Middle East amid the strife in its conflict torn neighbors Syria and Iraq

TOP DIPLOMAT. Educated in Ankara, New York and the London School of Economics, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu served from 2010-2012 as president of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, the first Turk to hold the post. File photo by Nicolas Bouvy/EPA