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Turkey's Albayrak, Trump discuss Russian missile defense issue: CNN Turk

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held talks with US President Donald Trump on Monday and he said Trump took a "reasonable" stance regarding Turkey's planned purchase of a Russian air defense missile system, Turkish media reported.

US to ensure PKK/YPG not threat in Syria safe zone: US envoy

Washington will work with Ankara to ensure the PKK/YPG do not create a threat to Turkey in the establishment of a safe zone in Syria next to the Turkish border, the U.S. special envoy to Syria said on April 15.

Belarusian president to visit Turkey

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Turkey on April 16 upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the presidency said on April 15.

Albayrak meets Trump conveys Erdoğan’s messages on S400

Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak met with U.S. President Donald Trump on April 15 and conveyed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's messages, including Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems.

US ultimatums not helpful: Turkey's defense chief

The take-it-or-leave-it deadlines coming from the U.S. do not help dialogue between Ankara and Washington, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on April 15.         

Officials seek UNESCO recognition for Giresun Island

Giresun Island, an archaeological and ecological gem on the Black Sea coast, has been nominated by local officials to become Turkey's 19th World Heritage site.

Turkey says it will use S-400 missiles to ‘shield’ the Aegean as well

Ankara is digging in its heels on the procurement of super-advanced Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and has declared that it is determined to go ahead with the receipt of the first batch in July and that the system will be used to shield the Aegean and several other areas.

Head of Turkey-US Business Council: It is time to talk business

Turkey and the United States should put their political and diplomatic differences behind them and focus on the economy and mutual business interests, said Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, chair of the Turkey-U.S. Business Council, during a conference in Washington April 15.

Bulgarian TIR Trucks Blocked at the Turkish Border due to Unpaid Charges

Hundreds of TIR lorries are blocked at the border with Turkey and cannot enter Bulgaria on 15th of April. The reason is that a few days ago, the Turkish authorities introduced additional controls and collect unpaid fines and toll fees from the Bulgarian drivers at the border checkpoint, reports BNT.