Foreign Ministry

ForMin Aurescu to attend virtual EU meeting discussing relations with China, pandemic impact on Asia-Pacific

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu will participate today in a virtual meeting of European Union foreign ministers which main topics are the EU-China relations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asia-Pacific region.

Amid US withdrawal, Turkey supports Open Skies Treaty

With the pact under threat, Turkey wants to see continuation of the Open Skies Treaty for global stability and security, the country's Foreign Ministry said on May 23. 

"The Open Skies Treaty, which Turkey is a party to, is one of the main pillars of Euro-Atlantic conventional security architecture," ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said in a written statement.

Ministry dismisses reports of ‘invasion’ of Greek territory as ‘fake news’

The Foreign Ministry on Saturday dismissed as "fake news" reports that Turkish soldiers have "invaded and occupied" a patch of Greek land in the northeastern Evros border area.

"There is no foreign force on Greek territory," the ministry said in a statement, responding to reports in British and other media.

Turkey slams Czech parliament resolution on 1915 events

Turkey on May 21 condemned a resolution adopted on May 20 by the senate of the Czech Republic's parliament on the 1915 events. 

"The fact that the decision was taken in an environment with few members in the senate at a time when the whole world was struggling with the coronavirus pandemic reveals the insidious mentality behind it," the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Nearly 700 Turkish nationals evacuated over virus

Nearly 700 Turkish nationals were repatriated on May 16 from the United States and Kyrgyzstan as part of an initiative by Ankara over the coronavirus pandemic.

An exclusive Turkish Airlines flight with 354 Turks from the U.S. landed in the Black Sea province of Ordu. Separately, 330 Turks were evacuated from Kyrgyzstan and landed in metropolis Istanbul.

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