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Turkey calls for restraint after Saudi pipeline drone attack

Turkey's Foreign Ministry condemned a drone attack earlier this week that targeted two pumping stations along Saudi Arabia's strategic East-West oil pipeline, calling for restraint in the region.

Cyprus seeks US backing in crisis with Turkey

In a phone conversation with US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday, Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides called for Washington's support as Nicosia seeks to safeguard its sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in light of ongoing Turkish violations off its western coast.

Cypriot FM briefs US National Security Advisor on Turkish activity in EEZ

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides briefed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on the latest developments regarding Turkey's illegal activities in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during a phone call on Friday, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported.

Cavusoglu says drilling ship 'entirely within Turkish continental shelf'

In a letter to European Union member countries and the foreign ministers of the United Nations Security Council's permanent members, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that the area off the western coast of Cyprus where Ankara plans to conduct exploratory drilling lies entirely within Turkish continental shelf.

There's still chance Volkswagen could come to Serbia - PM

"Serbia is fighting. I understand that there are people in Serbia who would be infinitely happy if Volkswagen didn't come. There are, fortunately, many, many more people who will be infinitely happy if it does," the prime minister said.

Youth takes symbolic voyage to Samsun

A total of 182 students from Turkey and other countries have embarked on a three-day sea journey from Istanbul to the province of Samsun on the Black Sea coast ahead of the May 19 Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day celebrations.

Turkey launches campaign to encourage bicyle usage

Turkey, with cycle lanes of 1,048 kilometers in length across 17 cities, will undertake its first promotional campaign called "Get Turkey Cycling!" with a European Union (EU) fund that aims to encourage bicycle usage in urban areas.

Youth constitutes 15.8% of population

The youth comprises 15.8% of the 82 million people living in Turkey, the country's statistical authority announced on May 16.       

5 migrants die in road accident

At least five migrants were killed and 37 others injured when a truck carrying them overturned in eastern Turkey.         

Turkey urges US to stick to trade target

Turkey has welcomed the Trump administration's decision to halve tariffs on steel imports but urged the United States to stick to the bilateral trade volume target of $75 billion.