Anatolian artifacts delivered to Turkish consulate in NY

After a two-year work of the Culture and Tourism Ministry's Anti-Smuggling Department, 14 works of Anatolian origin, stolen by the U.S. art collector Michael Steinhardt, one of the world's greatest collectors of antique art, have been handed over to the New York Consulate General by the Manhattan Prosecutor's Office for their return to Turkey.

Turkish, Israeli FMs talk over phone amid rapprochement steps

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Jan. 20 spoke with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, over the phone, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.

The conversation comes amid recent rapprochement attempts between the two countries after years of strain mainly due to the Palestinian issue.