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Mayıs 2022
NATO chief expresses understanding of Turkiye's security concerns over alliance expansion

The NATO chief on Thursday expressed understanding of Turkiye's security concerns on Finland and Sweden's membership bids, saying Ankara is a "very important" ally of the alliance. "When an ally raises a problem, you have to solve it. It's...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Iraqi Parliament approves bill banning ties with Israel

Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday voted to approve a bill on banning relations with Israel. In a statement, the Parliament's media office said the assembly passed a bill 'criminalizing the normalization of ties with the Zionist entity.” According to...

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26
Mayıs 2022
US armed to the teeth: More guns than civilians

The US is the only country in the world where civilian guns outnumber people, said the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey (SAS). It is also the only country where at least one mass shooting takes place every year, said CNN citing the survey. There are 120.5...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Germany, allies will not accept ‘Russian-dictated’ peace plan: Chancellor

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday promised continued support for Ukraine, including heavy weapons, to put more pressure on Russia to stop the war. He made the remarks while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 'For the...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Iran says US foreign policy 'taken hostage' by Israel

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Thursday Tehran is committed to reaching a deal during the Vienna nuclear talks, adding that US interests and foreign policy have been "taken hostage" by Israel. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Russian central bank cuts key interest rate by 300 basis points to 11%

The Russian central bank on Thursday announced it has cut its key interest rate by 300 basis points from 14% to 11%, effective from Friday. "Inflationary pressure eases on the back of the ruble exchange rate dynamics as well as the noticeable decline in inflation...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Twitter agrees to pay $150M fine over alleged privacy violations

Global social media company Twitter agreed to pay a $150 million fine over the alleged misuse of personal data over six years in order to help sale of targeted advertisements. "From at least May 2013 until at least September 2019, Twitter misrepresented to...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Commemoration ceremony held for discovery of indigenous children graves in Canada

A remembrance ceremony was held to mark the discovery of the first graves of indigenous children who were forcibly taken to residential church schools in Canada and remained undocumented in the archives. The first ceremony was held early in the morning in...

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26
Mayıs 2022
'Police violence in Germany serious, underreported problem'

Police brutality has been a serious problem in Germany, but many cases go unreported or are not properly investigated or punished, according to experts. Official statistics, published annually by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), provide only limited...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Turkiye 'most successful' country in conflict mediation: Ukraine

Turkiye has been "the most successful" in conflict mediation of all the countries that have offered to mediate between Ukraine and Russia in an effort to end the war, Ukraine's top diplomat said Wednesday.  Dmytro Kuleba made the remarks while speaking...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Turkiye-Africa: For a win-win partnership

Turkiye aims to become a major player in African economies by establishing deep and lasting diplomatic relations based on solid foundations and mutual respect in all fields. The partnership with the African continent has undergone an evolution reflected in...

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26
Mayıs 2022
Norway’s child welfare agency comes under fire

Norway's child welfare agency Barnevernet has been the subject of controversy, with its decisions fueling growing concern among families, human rights lawyers and activists.  In some cases that families brought to the European Court of Human Rights...

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26
Mayıs 2022
South African protesters call on France to exit from Africa

Protesters in South Africa marched to the French embassy in the capital Pretoria on Wednesday, demanding that France stop interfering in African affairs.    ''France continues to maintain strong and intimidating military bases in...

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25
Mayıs 2022
NATO chief says dialogue, cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina 'more important than ever'

The NATO secretary general on Wednesday said political dialogue and practical cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina 'are more important than ever" due to Russia's war on Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg made the remarks at a joint news conference with...

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25
Mayıs 2022
Turkiye: Rising power in defense of Africa

The scope of Turkiye's investments in the African continent is gradually expanding. Having managed to be among the main development partners of African countries with a trade volume of $30 billion and investment projects worth $78 billion by the end...

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25
Mayıs 2022
Sweden eager to sort out any issues with Turkiye over NATO bid: Premier

Sweden is "eager to sort out" any issues that may block its bid to join the NATO alliance, the nation's prime minister said Wednesday. "We have bilateral and trilateral discussions with Turkey right now and of course, we are eager to sort out any questions...

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Mayıs 2022
Turkish forces find Swedish anti-tank weapons in northern Iraq PKK caves

Turkish security forces found Swedish anti-tank weapons, along with other arms and ammunition, in a cave used by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq. Turkish commandos stormed the cave as part of the ongoing Operation Claw-Lock, which is continuing with full...

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Mayıs 2022
Swedish state TV interviewed terror leader amid row with Turkiye

Despite Turkiye's repeated calls for Sweden to decisively cut off its links with terror groups, Stockholm continues abetting PKK/YPG terrorists, as the country's state-run broadcaster recently posted an interview with a terrorist ringleader. As...

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25
Mayıs 2022
Russia discussing indexing gold to ruble

There are discussions in Russia of indexing the ruble to gold and various other commodities to help stabilize the national currency and boost the country's financial independence. With around 2,300 tons of gold reserves and some 300 tons of gold production...

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25
Mayıs 2022
Russia to continue to pay foreign debt despite sanctions: Ministry

The Russian Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday that it will continue to pay foreign public debt despite all sanctions. Noting that the US Treasury Department deprived investors of Russia's public debt payments, the ministry said these steps damaged...

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25
Mayıs 2022
UK’s Johnson apologizes again over lockdown parties as Sue Gray publishes report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized over the parties that took place during the COVID-19 lockdown at Downing Street, after a report by a senior civil servant revealed more details about the gatherings. 'I am humbled and I have learnt...

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25
Mayıs 2022
EU unveils new rules on confiscating assets of oligarchs breaking sanctions

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a draft proposal on confiscation of assets of criminals and oligarchs who violate EU sanctions. 'In the current geopolitical context, it's clear that in this area, there is no time to lose,” Margaritis...

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25
Mayıs 2022
4 more kids killed in Russian attacks, war count at 238: Ukraine

Four more children were killed in Russian attacks in Ukraine over the past day, raising the war count to 238, Ukrainian authorities said on Wednesday. An 11-year-old girl was fatally injured in Kharkiv, while three children aged 14, 15 and 17 were killed...

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Mayıs 2022
Turkiye's talks with Sweden, Finland on NATO bids begin in Ankara

With a proposed NATO expansion in the balance, consultations on Sweden and Finland's applications to join the alliance hosted by Turkiye began Wednesday at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara. The Turkish delegation at the meeting is headed...

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