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CHP leader warns his mayors for provocative attacks

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on June 22 recalled the attack on the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) building in the western province of İzmir, saying that he warned mayors of his party of possible provocative attacks.

Turkey pledges to strengthen ties with Africa

The Turkish foreign minister vowed on June 22 to further strengthen relations with African countries, citing the fact that the number of African missions in Ankara has increased from 10 to 37 in the last 13 years as evidence.

US delegation to visit Turkey for talks on Kabul airport

A technical delegation from the United States Department of Defense will visit Turkey on June 24 to discuss the activities for keeping the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan operational.

Turkey proposed to secure and manage the airport in Kabul after the NATO troops end its mission as a Resolute Support Mission.

Defense giant Aselsan inks $50.7 mln export deal

Turkey's largest defense company Aselsan signed an export agreement worth €42.59 million ($50.7 million), according to a statement on June 22.

The agreement was signed with an international client, the defense firm said through the country's Public Disclosure Platform.

"Under the contract, the deliveries will be made in 2023-2024," it noted.

Turkey sends 50,000 more COVID vaccine doses to Northern Cyprus

Turkey sent 50,000 additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on June 21. 

A Health Ministry plane carrying the doses landed at Ercan International Airport in Lefkosa, where officials from the TRNC's Health Ministry received the shipment.

With the latest delivery, Turkey has provided the TRNC with 290,000 vaccine doses to date.

Turkish Court Accepts Indictment on Outlawing Pro-Kurdish Party

Members of the Pro-Kurdish party Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) shout slogans against government in Istanbul, September 25, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The country's top court conducted its first examination on Monday and unanimously agreed to accept the chief prosecutor's indictment and officially start the closure case.

Turkey, Spain to discuss bilateral ties, EU matters

Turkey and Spain will discuss on June 21 bilateral relations and matters related to the EU in a videoconference, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The consultations will be co-chaired by Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı and Spain's State Secretary for the EU Juan Gonzalez Barba, the ministry said in a statement on June 20.

Erdoğan condemns deadly attack on HDP office

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."

Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.

Turkish airstrikes neutralize 4 PKK terrorists in N Iraq

Turkish forces neutralized at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on June 19.

Three of the terrorists were neutralized as part of the ongoing Operation Pençe-Yıldırım, and another one separately in Zap region, the ministry said on Twitter.

Burak Elmas elected as Galatasaray's new president

Burak Elmas was elected as Galatasaray's new president on June 19.

Elmas won the nail-biting election with 1.541 votes, receiving 41 more votes than second-placed Eşref Hamamcıoğlu.

The 47-year-old Turkish businessman previously served as a board member, becoming the 38th chairman of the club.

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Erdoğan congratulates Iran's Raisi for election win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 19 congratulated Ebrahim Raeisi on his success in Iran's presidential election.

According to the statement by Turkey's Communications Directorate, Erdoğan wished that the poll results will lead to a more prosperous Iran.

Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss security

The Turkish defense minister on June 19 discussed bilateral security and regional issues with his U.S. counterpart over the phone.

According to Turkey's Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar and Lloyd James Austin had "a positive and constructive" conversation.

The exchange comes days after a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.