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World’s top 20 beautiful cities list has one Turkish metropolis

Turkey's metropolis Istanbul has been ranked 17th in the list of the most beautiful cities in the world by online travel agency Flight Network. Click through for the top 20 most beautiful cities in photos… (Photos: Alamy)

'Clock ticking' for Turkey's Syria anti-terror op pause: Altun

Turkey expects the U.S. to fulfill its commitments regarding the agreement on YPG/PKK terror group's withdrawal from the planned safe zone in northern Syria, said a senior Turkish official on Oct. 20.

Unsafe Haven: Balkans Sees Rise in Turkish Asylum Requests

If it was once rare for Turks to seek asylum in the countries of the Balkans, since mid-2016 it has become a regular occurrence, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

No letup in migrant arrivals a week after fire at hotspot

A week after a fire in a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Samos forced hundreds of people into the streets, daily arrivals on the eastern Aegean islands continue unabated.

Authorities on high alert for escaped jihadists

With Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria leading to the escape of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from prisons guarded by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Greek security officials have been placed on high alert due to concerns they may seek their repatriation in Europe, using Greece as a bridge.

Growing and adapting

"How will you guarantee our security?" This is the first question that just about every Greek politician (and others) asks any senior foreign official of a major ally who visits the country. The question is naturally met with bewilderment. In today's world there are no protectorates or guardians as was the case in the 19th century. What there is is alliances and political unions.

Antalya hosts more than 14 million tourists

Antalya, one of Turkey's top tourist hotspots, has welcomed a record 14 million foreign tourists this year, data from the provincial directorate of culture and tourism showed.

Housing loan volume hits $33 billion

Turkey's housing loans extended by local lenders increased from 178.7 billion Turkish Liras at the end of July to 189 billion liras in the second week of October, as banks cut borrowing costs for potential home buyers, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing data from the banking sector regulator BDDK.

Turkey, Russia to discuss removal of terrorists from Manbij

Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of YPG/PKK terrorists from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Ain al-Arab during talks in Sochi on Oct. 22, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Oct. 20.

Erdoğan praises Turkish-African relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 19 praised the high-level cooperation between Turkey and Africa in various fields.