Nearly 5,000 cultural assets returned to Turkey in last 18 years

ISTANBUL A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Authorities continue to work in coordination... Read more »

Israel carries out airstrikes on Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY-Anadolu Agency Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes early on June 16 on positions in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.  The Israeli army said in a statement... Read more »

Israel’s Netanyahu ousted as ’change’ coalition forms new govt

JERUSALEM-Agence France-Presse A motley alliance of Israeli parties on June 13 ended Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 straight years as prime minister, as parliament voted in a new government led by his former ally,... Read more »

Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

JERUSALEM-The Associated Press Israel is set to swear in a new government on June 13 that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office... Read more »

Biden and Johnson hold first meeting, but N Ireland casts shadow

CARBIS BAY-Agence France-Presse Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will hold their first face-to-face meeting on June 10, during which they will lay the foundations for a new pact, despite Brexit and its... Read more »

Turkey looks forward to Erdoğan-Biden meeting with 'positive agenda'

ANKARA The U.S. wants to cooperate with Turkey not only on Libya and Syria but also in many other areas, including the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Caucasus regions, Turkey’s foreign... Read more »

Russia, Turkey remain hopeful to restart flights

MOSCOW Russia and Turkey stressed the importance of resuming full-scale air traffic between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on June 9.  At a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday at... Read more »

Biden leaves Washington to meet allies – then Putin

WASHINGTON-Agence France-Presse Joe Biden departs Washington early on June 9 on the first foreign trip of his presidency, launching an intense series of summits with G7, European and NATO partners before a... Read more »

Biden leaves Washington to meet allies – then Putin

WASHINGTON-Agence France-Presse Joe Biden departs Washington early on June 9 on the first foreign trip of his presidency, launching an intense series of summits with G7, European and NATO partners before a... Read more »

Palestinian doctor in İzmir sees Turkey ‘second home’

İZMİR A Palestinian doctor is practicing medicine in Turkey after completing his studies on a scholarship. Mohammed Abusharekh, 33, fled Israeli aggression while studying medicine at Jerusalem University in 2007. Abusharekh was... Read more »