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Turkish security units saved 3 Ezidis in last 18 months

With the latest rescue operation in the Turkish capital, the number of the Ezidis rescued from terror groups has increased to three within the last 18-month period.

According to the information obtained by Anadolu Agency, Turkish intelligence and police units conduct operations both within the country and abroad to rescue those in need.

ForMin Aurescu discusses security, defence with head of National Security Bureau from Poland

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, on Friday reiterated Romania's interest in strengthening bilateral dialogue on security and defence issues with Poland, the most important strategic partner of Romania in the region, during a meeting with the head of the Polish National Security Bureau, Presidential Adviser Pawel Soloch, who is currently paying a visit to Romania.

Turkey opposes all type of coups, Erdoğan says

Turkey opposes all types of coup attempts, said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the attempted military takeover in Armenia against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.

"We are against all types of coups. We simply cannot accept coup attempts," Erdoğan told reporters in a brief news conference following Friday prayers in Istanbul.

US has not replied to Turkey’s letter on S-400s: Defense minister

The United States has not yet replied to a letter sent by Turkey for resolving the S-400 air defense system deadlock, the Turkish defense minister has said, reiterating that the Russian weaponry will be used only when the country is under threat.

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

President Joe Biden held a long-delayed first phone call on Feb. 25 with Saudi King Salman ahead of an imminent U.S. intelligence report expected to link the Arab kingdom's powerful crown prince to the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Biden kept the king waiting in his long list of calls to U.S. allies after being sworn in five weeks ago.

Turkey slams Dutch government’s recognition of 1915 events

Turkey on Feb. 25 slammed a decision by the Dutch House of Representatives to recognize the 1915 events as "genocide" against Armenians.  

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said the decision and calling on the government to recognize the events of 1915 as genocide is a null attempt to rewrite history with political motives.

Why Turkey is Dialing Down Tensions in East Med

Turkey and Greece resumed their exploratory talks after a five-year break on January 25. Resuming the talks after such a long break was received positively by many international actors as a sign of de-escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey to unveil new reform policy in March: Finance chief

Turkey will unveil details of its new reform policy in the second week of March, the treasury and finance minister said on Feb. 25. 

"We have come to the end of our economic reform work, which includes macroeconomic stability policies and structural policies," Lütfi Elvan said on Twitter.

Elvan stressed that 2021 would be a year of reforms for Turkey.

Week in Review: Talks, Makeovers and Lost Causes

Resuming Talks

The Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz (L) leaves from Dilovasi port as a Turkish military ship accompanies it, in Kocaeli, Turkey, 20 June 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey to roll out human rights action plan next Tuesday, says Erdoğan

Turkey will announce a human rights action plan next week and an economic reform package in two weeks, the nation's president said on Feb. 24. 

"Next Tuesday, we will share the Human Rights Action Plan, prepared in line with the expectations of all segments," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his AKP's provincial congress in Istanbul.

Turkey ravages Cyprus – Analysis

Today Turkey still calls the atrocities it committed in Cyprus in 1974 “a peace operation”

Legal action sought against 33 more MPs, says parliament speaker

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has informed that the parliament has received summary proceedings against 33 lawmakers, including those from the ranks of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

"A total of 33 summary proceedings were sent to the parliament last night. They include the members of the HDP as well," he told the reporters on Feb. 24.