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Foreign Ministers' Thursday forum to discuss pandemic, economy, energy, tourism

A meeting between the foreign  ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UΑΕ in Athens is an opportunity to develop cross-border cooperation between the participating countries in various fields, starting with the fight against the pandemic, but also covering the economy, energy, tourism, transport, civil protection, and digital governance, Greek diplomatic sources s

Turkish foreign minister to begin Gulf tour

The Turkish foreign minister will embark on a three-day Gulf tour on Feb. 9 for official visits to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

According to a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Feb. 8, Çavuşoğlu will pay official visits to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on Feb. 9-11 and "will hold talks with his counterparts and other high-level authorities" on the occasion of these visits.

Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 4 the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula's poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human rights.

Freedom House Condemns Turkey’s Violent Tactics Against Exiles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference, March 18 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR

It says human rights activists, dissidents and their families face a pattern of violence and intimidation perpetrated by the same authoritarian regimes they hoped to avoid by fleeing abroad, referring to this phenomenon as "transnational repression".

India Has Donated over 5.5 million Doses of Vaccines to Neighbouring Countries

There is interest in many countries in accessing vaccines from India. In line with the PM's announcement that India sees international cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic as its duty, India has played the role of the first responder in their neighbourhood as well as undertaken supplies to countries beyond.

Solid showing in Turkish furniture exports despite virus

Turkey's buoyant furniture sector managed to maintain its strong export performance in 2020 despite the coronavirus, according to industry experts.

Nuri Gürcan, head of the Furniture Industry Businessmen Association, said Turkey's exports in 2020 totaled $3.5 billion, unchanged from the previous year, bucking the challenges of the pandemic.