Tag Archives: Turkey

Turkey presses Taliban for inclusive Afghan govt

ANKARA: In talks with the Taliban, Turkey on Thursday reiterated the importance of government inclusiveness for Afghanistan’s unity, said a top Turkish official. Turkey repeated its advice to the visiting Taliban delegation on girls’ education and women’s employment in business life, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference …

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Turkish opposition heaping pressure on Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Six Turkish opposition parties are stepping up collaboration in their bid to unseat Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party at elections due by 2023, raising pressure on the president as opinion polls point to dwindling support for his ruling alliance. Broadening the coordination which helped them deal a blow …

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Turkey offers aid after deadly Balochistan earthquake

Turkey has offered assistance to Pakistan after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Balochistan, killing at least 20 people. According to diplomatic sources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and conveyed his condolences over the loss of lives. During the conversation, Cavusoglu said that Ankara …

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Turkey to open 1,000 new markets to counter inflation

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday the government had ordered cooperatives to open about 1,000 new markets across the country to provide “suitable” prices for consumer goods, as annual inflation rises toward 20%. “These are places where prices are suitable to our citizens’ budgets,” Erdogan said after visiting …

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Turkey, Taliban govt vow to boost bilateral ties

Turkey’s ambassador to Afghanistan met the Taliban’s second acting deputy prime minister and assured of strengthening bilateral ties between Kabul and Ankara, an official statement said on Wednesday. Ambassador Cihad Erginay and the Taliban’s Abdul Salam Hanafi “emphasised the strong bonds between Turkish and Afghan people and reaffirmed their commitments …

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Erdogan says Taliban current actions not inclusive

ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the Taliban’s current approach and their interim government were not inclusive but Turkey was willing to work with them if they formed a more encompassing government, broadcaster Haberturk reported. NATO member Turkey has been working with Qatar to operate Kabul airport and open …

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Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan conclude military drills: ISPR

A two-week long trilateral exercise between military contingents of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan in Baku has concluded, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday. The exercise ‘Three Brothers – 2021’ involved special forces from the three countries. It was focused on the capability to counter regional …

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