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Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved
Ankara, April 16 (IANS) Turkey believes that its issues with Greece can be resolved through constructive dialogue between the two neighbours and allies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey may lose 500K tourists after Russia's flight curbs
Ankara, April 15 (IANS) Turkish Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the country might lose nearly 500,000 tourists by June in the wake of Russia's decision to impose flight restrictions.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Khamenei insists on US lifting sanctions to revive n-deal
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reiterated Tehran's position that US sanctions must be lifted before the Islamic Republic returns to its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-04-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran urges closer defence cooperation with Russia
Tehran, April 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for boosting defence cooperation with Russia, Tasnim news agency reported.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Lavrov to discuss n-deal, cyberattack in Iran
Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Tehran on Tuesday during which he will hold talks with Iranian leaders on topics including how to salvage a nuclear agreement with world powers and the recent cyberattack on a facility.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran blames Israel for attack on nuke facility
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday described the cyberattack on the Natanz nuclear facility as an act of terrorism and blamed Israel for it.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran urges S.Korea to unfreeze bank assets
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri called on South Korea to unfreeze Tehran's assets in its banks as soon as possible.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iranian parliament files charges against president
Tehran, April 11 (IANS) The Iranian parliament has filed charges against President Hassan Rouhani, in an intensifying power struggle between hardliners and moderates in the country.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Erdogan, Putin discuss regional issues
Ankara, April 10 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed regional issues during a phone conversation, Ankara's presidential office said.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iranian FM urges US to return to n-deal
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the US to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and lift all sanctions against Tehran.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Tehran's famous bazaar to shut due to Covid
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) The historical Grand Bazaar of Tehran, a major hub for Iran's economy, will be closed for two weeks following the sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Israel, US suspected over attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) A senior military commander said that Israel and the US are suspected to be behind the recent attack on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
2 US warships to pass through Turkey's straits next week
Ankara, April 10 (IANS) Two US warships will pass through Turkey's straits to the Black Sea next week, a Foreign Ministry official said.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkish drillship starts new mission in Black Sea
Ankara, April 9 (IANS) Turkey's Fatih deepwater drillship has started its new mission in the Black Sea, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez announced.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey hits new daily record with 55,941 Covid-19 cases
Ankara, April 9 (IANS) Turkey reported 55,941 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count in the country since the start of the outbreak.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkey denies it snubbed EU chief during Ankara visit
Ankara, April 8 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in line with "demands and suggestions from the EU side", rejecting criticism that Ankara snubbed her.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran boosts uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 SWUs
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 separative work units (SWUs), Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said, official Islamic Republic News agency reported.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Blast in Red Sea slightly damages Iranian ship
Tehran, April 7 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that authorities are looking into an explosion in the Red Sea that left a ship slightly damaged.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Verdicts expected for 497 on trial for Turkey coup
Ankara, April 7 (IANS) A massive trial, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey, nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is expected to deliver its verdict for 497 defendants.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Top EU officials head to Turkey to reset ties
Ankara, April 6 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are heading to Turkey on Tuesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an effort to reset strained relations.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran reports 13,890 new Covid-19 cases
Tehran, April 6 (IANS) Iran's health ministry on Monday reported 13,890 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours amid the spread of the mutated strain, raising the total number in the country to 1,945,964.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran receives 1st batch of COVAX jabs
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) The first consignment of jabs allocated to Iran under the World Health Organization's Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) program has arrived in Tehran, the country's Food and Drug Administration said on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran urges 'constructive' approach from European n-deal participants
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged European participants of the 2015 nuclear agreement to maintain a "constructive" attitude in the meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Vienna.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul
Istanbul, April 4 (IANS) Kenya's 26-year-old world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich shaved 29 seconds from the world record as she emerged winner in the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon -- an Elite Label road race -- timing a mind-boggling 1:04:02 on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Iran won't engage in talks with US in Vienna
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Iran will not engage in negotiations with the US at the meeting in Vienna next week where the 2015 nuclear deal will be discussed, a top official said here on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran's 20% enriched uranium stockpile hits 50 kg
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Tehran has produced 50 kg of the 20 per cent enriched uranium.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey tightens curbs amid resurgence
Ankara, April 4 (IANS) Turkey has tightened its restrictive measures against the Covid-19 pandemic after witnessing a recent resurgence in the number of fresh cases.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
4th Covid wave underway in Iran: Rouhani
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is already underway in two provinces.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased
Istanbul, April 3 (IANS) One of the most exclusive races in the distance-running calendar, the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon --- a World Athletics Elite Label road race, will see the strongest field ever assembled in the event's 16-year history on Sunday, with the spotlight firmly on the duel between the reigning world half-marathon record-holder Kibiwott Kandie and his predecessor Geoffrey Kamworor.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Iran's Health Minister warns of 'tough days ahead'
Tehran, April 3 (IANS) Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki warned of "tough days ahead" for the country because of the Covid-19 pandemic, after 117 people died in last 24 hours.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US sanctions hamper Covid vax import: Rouhani
Tehran, March 27 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that US sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme are continuing to hamper the import of coronavirus vaccines.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Turkey plans to complete inoculation in May or June'
Istanbul, March 27 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his government plans to complete its nationwide vaccination program against the coronavirus pandemic in May or June.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey urges 'concrete' action on migrants from EU
Ankara, March 26 (IANS) The Turkish government said on Friday that the European Union (EU) needs to take "concrete and constructive" steps regarding lingering issues such as renewing a migration pact and considering visa liberalisation.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey, Russia agree to prevent violations in Syria
Ankara, March 26 (IANS) Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said he spoke with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu during which they discussed measures to prevent ceasefire violations in Syria's Idlib province.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey, Russia agree to prevent violations in Syria
Ankara, March 26 (IANS) Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said he spoke with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu during which they discussed measures to prevent ceasefire violations in Syria's Idlib province.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey rejects Macron's poll meddling claim
Ankara, March 25 (IANS) Turkey has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's claim that Ankara was meddling in France's next presidential election, saying his remarks were "unacceptable".
2021-03-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran-Iraq border points to be closed till April 4
Tehran, March 25 (IANS) The border points between Iran and Iraq will be closed for passengers until April 4 in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a top government official said here
2021-03-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran-Iraq border points to be closed till April 4
Tehran, March 25 (IANS) The border points between Iran and Iraq will be closed for passengers until April 4 in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a top government official said here
2021-03-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
IAEA chief's remarks non-constructive: Iran
Tehran, March 25 (IANS) A top Iranian official has slammed remarks made by the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying they were "non-constructive".
2021-03-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey detains 150 people over links to failed coup
Ankara, March 23 (IANS) Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained at least 150 suspected supporters of US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, including soldiers on active duty, over their links to the failed 2016 coup.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Top-level flood alert issued for 5 Iranian provinces
Tehran, March 23 (IANS) Iran's Energy Ministry has issued a top-level flood warning for five provinces, adding that 36 hours of rains are expected to start on Tuesday.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Iran denies hijacking of Iraqi vessel
Tehran, March 23 (IANS) Iran has denied reports that an Iraqi vessel was hijacked in its southern waters, official media reported.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran denies hijacking of Iraqi vessel
Tehran, March 23 (IANS) Iran has denied reports that an Iraqi vessel was hijacked in its southern waters, official media reported.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkish lira tumbles after sacking of central bank head
Ankara, March 22 (IANS) The Turkish lira plunged around 11 per cent on Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the central bank governor and appointed a critic of high interest rates, a move sparking turbulence in markets.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Covid-19 cases in Iran surpass 1.8 mn
Tehran, March 22 (IANS) Iran reported 7,260 new Covid-19 cases, raising its caseload to 1,801,065.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkish protesters slam scrapping of treaty on women's rights
Istanbul, March 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Turkish demonstrators took to the streets after a controversial decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on women's rights.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Khamenei calls US' maximum pressure policy failure
Tehran, March 21 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Washington's maximum pressure policy against Tehran has been a failure.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Deciphering President Biden's agenda (Column: Spy's Eye)
President Joe Biden's address to the nation from the White House on March 11, was meant to be devoted to the domestic policy revolving round the Corona crisis but it could also be seen as complementing his foreign policy framework that he had made public at the State Department on February 4.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Turkey,National
Iran denies exchange of messages with US
Tehran, March 21 (IANS) Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied that there has been either a direct or indirect exchange of messages between Tehran and Washington over mutual disputes, a top official said here.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran denies exchange of messages with US
Tehran, March 21 (IANS) Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied that there has been either a direct or indirect exchange of messages between Tehran and Washington over mutual disputes, a top official said here.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics