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Turkish, US presidents to meet during G20 Leaders' Summit in Italy

Turkey's president will hold a bilateral meeting with his U.S. counterpart as part of the upcoming G20 Leaders' Summit in Italy.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet with Joe Biden at the summit to be held on Oct. 30-31 in Rome, according to official sources.

MHP leader holds Biden responsible for ‘tension’ in US-Turkey ties

Turkey and the United States fell apart in bilateral dialogue, their ties have come to a point of "tension" and this is a serious issue before the two NATO allies, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said on Sept. 28.

Turkey to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through Pakistan: FM

Turkey has been conducting dialogue with Taliban officials through the Turkish Embassy in Kabul, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 27, noting that Turkey has decided to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through neighboring Pakistan.

Turkish, Russian leaders to meet for critical talks on Syria’s Idlib

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold face-to-face talks in Sochi on Sept. 29 to discuss the recent escalation in Syria's Idlib province as the Russian and Syrian forces intensified military operations against the opposition groups.

Exhibition shows newly-revealed photos of major Turkish victory

An exhibition opened for the centennial of a Turkish victory unveils some of the photographs showing the most difficult moments of the Turkish War of Independence.

The exhibition titled "100th Anniversary of the Battle of Sakarya" is awaiting visitors at the Military Museum in Istanbul's Şişli district.

Pro-Kurdish Party Urges Opposition to Unite Against Turkey’s Erdogan

Peoples' Democratic Party supporters at a rally in Geneva, April 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

"Regardless of whether the presidential candidate is affiliated with the HDP or not, we believe that we need to discuss principles and methods rather than the names of potential candidates,"  the HDP declaration said.

Gov’t will to reform justice remains a priority: Erdoğan

The government's priority in the new legislative year is to continue to reform the entire judicial system in order to upgrade rule of law and democracy in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, urging the judges and prosecutors to listen only to their conscience while doing their job.

CHP vows to resolve Syrian question

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to resolve the Syrian question and contribute to establishing peace and stability in the neighboring country.

Turkey, Uzbekistan to ‘work together on Afghanistan’

Turkey and Uzbekistan will "work together on Afghanistan," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 26. 

In a Twitter post following his meeting with Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov in Istanbul, Çavuşoğlu said: "We will further increase our trade with the Preferential Trade Agreement."

"We will mutually recognize the vaccination certificates," he added.

Parliament to return from recess this week

Turkey's parliament is set to return from a two-and-a-half-month recess this week with a heavy agenda awaiting lawmakers, including the Paris climate deal.

Lawmakers will convene on Oct. 1 following the summer recess in a special session. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to address parliament at the start of the new legislative term.