Pashinyan to resign in late April to pave way for snap parliamentary elections

YEREVAN, April 14. /ARKA/. Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said today will resign in the last decade of April when asked by an MP when he was going to step down to pave way...

Russia Wants to Develop Mutually Beneficial Relations With US, Foreign Ministry Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia wants to develop relations with the United States on a mutually beneficial basis, the foreign ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova assured on Wednesday. "From the doctrinal, ideological and political point of view,...

Germany’s CDU/CSU Alliance Supports Markus Soeder as Candidate for Chancellor, Reports Say

BERLIN (Sputnik) - The majority of lawmakers in Germany’s conservative bloc made up of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) have supported Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soeder as a possible candidate...

UK to Withdraw All Its Troops from Afghanistan Amid US Pullout, Report Says

by Arty Katkov Biden reportedly plans to withdraw US forces months beyond the deadline agreed by the Trump administration with the signing of the peace agreement with the Taliban in Doha in February 2020. The United Kingdom...

Denmark Becomes First in Europe to Strip Syrian Refugees of Residence

by Igor Kuznetsov Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod suggested that while the civil war is still going on in many places in Syria, there are parts of the country where the situation is “different”. The Danish...

Police ‘Worst Enemy During War’: Finnish MP Blasts Cops During Anti-COVID Protest

by Igor Kuznetsov Despite being relatively mildly hit by COVID-19, Finland has seen some of the harshest restrictions in Europe and has been living in a state of emergency for weeks. The towering restrictions have triggered...

Russian troops on Ukraine border ‘ready to defend country’ in event of war says...

Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection...

Half a million Russians prevented from travelling to Turkey after restrictions

A half a million tourists from Russia are now unable to travel to Turkey after Moscow announced travel restrictions were announced, the Moscow Times reported on Tuesday. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova announced a ban on...

Libya promises visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, pledges to reopen embassy in Ankara

Libya will accelerate work towards implementing visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, state-run Anadolu Agency reported the country's interim prime minister as saying on Monday. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh travelled to Turkey on Monday where he met with his...

Athens, Ankara vying for Libya influence

As part of Athens’ effort to secure its interests in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed on Monday that Greece “is back” in Libya during his official visit to the North...

Turkish police tear down posters asking ‘Where is the $128 billion?’

Turkey deployed hundreds of police, water cannons and cranes to tear down posters hung by the main opposition party that called on the government to explain how it spent more than $100 billion of...

Istanbul to host Afghan peace conference on April 24

Turkey announced on April 13 that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4. The high-level and inclusive conference between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is...

Photograph of Lake Van wins NASA competition

A photograph of Turkey's Lake Van taken from space by an astronaut has been crowned the winner in a weeks-long NASA competition. The photo, which depicts the lake in eastern Turkey with its swirling cerulean and azure waters was one of two...

Underground ancient city to be unearthed

A surface survey will be carried out in collaboration with Pamukkale University (PAU) and the Sarayköy Municipality to unearth the underground ancient city of Attouda in the western province of Denizli’s Sarayköy district. The...

Istanbul to fight mosquitoes via mobile app

The Istanbul Municipality has launched a mobile application that will enable authorities to identify and locate different mosquito species in the city in a bid to check the mosquito-borne diseases in the province. The application aims to identify and...

Miners have Ramadan’s first ‘sahur’ 250 meters underground

The holy fasting month of Ramadan has begun with Muslims from all over the world observing the fast under the shadow of the pandemic. Turkish miners in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak have also marked the start of Ramadan by...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 34,455 as daily cases hit 59,187

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 59,187 as the daily patients increase by 2,723 in the past 24 hours, and 273 more people have died, taking the death toll to 34,455, the...

MHP leader slams Italian PM over remarks against Erdoğan

Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has slammed Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for calling President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a dictator, stressing the Turkish history has never created leaders like “Duce” or “Führer.” “Italy’s inept and...

Greek foreign minister to visit Turkey

Greece's foreign minister is scheduled to pay Turkey an official visit on April 15, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. During the visit, Nikos Dendias will meet his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the ministry said on April 13. All aspects of bilateral ties...

CHP leader calls on opposition mayors to increase aid to people during Ramadan

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has said that mayors from his party will intensify their efforts to provide aid to people in need during the month of Ramadan while...