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Turkey to announce discovery of new gas reserves in Black Sea

Ankara, Turkey | XINHUA |   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he would announce the size of new gas reserves off the Black Sea this week while visiting the Turkish drilling ship “Fatih”. “I will visit our drilling ship Fatih on Saturday to witness the work in person …

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Turkish, German leaders discuss tension in E. Mediterranean

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel via video conference on regional affairs, particularly the latest tension in the Eastern Mediterranean. “During the video conference, President Erdogan reiterated his commitment to a fair allocation (of energy resources), whereby the …

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Turkey vows to maintain peace, security in Syria

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey will do its best to maintain peace, security and stability in Syria, emphasizing political unity and territorial integrity of the neighboring country as a priority. “Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, establishing peace on …

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Coronavirus pandemic ‘amplifies press freedom threats’

Paris, France | AFP |  The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran suppressing details of the outbreak, activists said on Tuesday. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual press freedom rankings the pandemic was “highlighting and amplifying the …

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Turkey’s foreign minister visits Algeria over Libya conflict

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s newly-elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Turkey’s foreign minister Tuesday, the official APS news agency reported, days after Ankara confirmed it was deploying troops to Libya. The meeting between Tebboune and Mevlut Cavusoglu focused on Libya’s “escalating violence resulting from foreign interventions, which complicate the search …

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Trump defends Syria pullout, condemned by House in bipartisan vote

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as “strategically brilliant” his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the move in a rare bipartisan rebuke. A total of 129 members of Trump’s Republican Party joined Democrats as the …

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France’s Macron warns Trump of need to prevent IS resurgence

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron made clear to Donald Trump on Monday “the absolute necessity to prevent a re-emergence” of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, after the US pulled its troops out of northern Syria. Macron warned, in a telephone call on Monday evening, that the …

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