‘Project Defend’: UK Reportedly Seeks to End Reliance on China for Strategic Goods

Amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, as countries struggle to maintain supplies of critically-important items, such as personal protective equipment and drugs, there are increasing calls among states for greater sovereignty on key goods. A part...

Zuckerberg is watching? Pushback after Facebook says ‘encrypted’ Messenger chats will be shielded from...

Facebook Messenger users have expressed unease over the platform’s latest update, which claims to shield end-to-end encrypted chats from scammers. How exactly does that work if the app is safe from prying eyes? The company...

‘Not worthy of a test?’: UK family unable to find closure after beloved grandma...

The elderly are people too, but the UK authorities forgot that when they prioritized the NHS over care homes amid the coronavirus outbreak, a grieving relative told RT. Her late mom-in-law couldn't even get...

Moscow says it was US that violated Open Skies Treaty, still willing to save...

Russia will do everything in its power to salvage the Open Skies Treaty (OST) after the US signaled its intention to withdraw from one of the few remaining arms-control pillars, Moscow said, rejecting claims...

Women in Turkey are awakening – Melek Önder

Melek Önder of the Turkish women’s advocacy platform We Will Stop Femicide told Ahval editor David Lepeska that calls to the organization’s hotline have increased more than 50 percent during the pandemic lockdown and...

Turkish-Azeri businessman accused of violating Syria sanctions, following Iran sanctions

The U.S. government issued an advisory focusing on maritime activity associated with North Korea, Iran and Syria, jurisdictions associated with deceptive practices that have been a priority for U.S. sanctions enforcers. The advisory, issued last week by the...

Turkey warns Haftar’s forces against attacks on Ankara’s interests in Libya

Turkey on Thursday has warned forces loyal to Libya's renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar against attacks on its interests, saying such moves would have "grave consequences". Turkey's warning came hours after the Libyan National Army (LNA), led...

Turkey to attract most tourists in September, currency earnings to slump

Turkey will probably see the most tourists visiting the country in September and October even though there are plans to lift flight restrictions in mid-June, according to Firuz Bağlıkaya, head of the Association of...

Turkish central bank cuts policy rate by 50 pts, eyes normalization: report

Turkey’s central bank cut its policy rate by 50 basis points to 8.25 percent as expected on Thursday, taking advantage of recent lira strength to keep supporting an economy that it said may be...

Turkey says attacks on its interests in Libya will have serious consequences: report

Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday warned of serious consequences if General Khalifa Haftar’s forces attack Turkish interests in Libya, Reuters reported. The ministry’s spokesman said Turkey, which backs Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord...

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers announce support for Libya ceasefire: report

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu during a phone call on Thursday backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. The two diplomats also...

Turkey accuses European official of speaking on behalf of Greek interests

Turkey on Wednesday slammed comments by European Commission Vice President for Promoting the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas, who said Turkey had tried to exploit refugees for political gain, the Kathimerini daily reported. Foreign...

Ruling AKP will rig next elections, opposition leader claims

Felicity Party (SP) leader Temel Karamollaoğlu has claimed that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will interfere with the outcome of the next elections, the Sözcü newspaper reported on Thursday. “I am telling you,...

Turkish police use disproportionate force to disperse HDP press briefing, detain 12

Turkish police on Wednesday forcefully intervened in a press briefing held by the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and detained 12 people, the Gazete Duvar news website reported. The event was held in front of...

Erdoğan marks exile of Circassians

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 21 commemorated the deportation of Circassians 156 years ago from their homeland. “In the 156th year of their exile from their homeland, I share the pain of our Circassian brothers...

Self-isolating elderly women sew clothes for kids in need

As millions of senior citizens in Turkey are confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, 15 women from a co-operative in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu are spending time at home by sewing dresses for children in need. Women...

Khashoggi’s sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on May 22 they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who'd been sentenced to execution. "We,...

Turkey’s investment in health pays off amid pandemic: Communications director

Thanks to Turkey’s reforms and investments in the health sector, many people benefited from the health services during the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the country’s communications director. “The Turkish government provides free universal health care, and made...

Turkey says export of dairy products to China will resume

Turkey's exports of milk and other dairy products to China will resume, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on May 21 and added that 54 Turkish companies will be able to export to China. In February, Turkey temporarily halted imports...

Turkey slams Czech parliament resolution on 1915 events

Turkey on May 21 condemned a resolution adopted on May 20 by the senate of the Czech Republic's parliament on the 1915 events. “The fact that the decision was taken in an environment with few members in the...