Foreign Ministry

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

Turkey on Nov. 28 condemned the killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

"We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as a result of an armed attack in Tehran. We condemn this heinous murder and extend our condolences to the government of Iran and the family of the deceased," said the nation's Foreign Ministry.

Creative Forum Ljubljana merged with Innovation Day in online event

Ljubljana – More than 500 representatives of the economy, creative sector and politics from over 50 countries will take part in an online event on Monday, a merger of the annual Creative Forum Ljubljana and Innovation Day. According to the organisers, the format allows for even more in-depth content that will reach a wide range of people.

Turkey rejects European Parliament resolution on Cyprus

Turkey on Nov. 27 rejected a "non-binding" resolution by the European Parliament against Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on the Varosha and Cyprus issues.

"We completely reject the non-binding resolution adopted by the MEPs on our country and the TRNC," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy in a statement.

Turkey must demonstrate its commitment to international law, FM says

Greece is ready to engage in talks with Turkey as long as Turkey proves its commitment to international law, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Thursday, warning Ankara against a diplomatically-expedient, short-term readjustment of its foreign policy in view of the upcoming European Council on December 10-11.

Dendias, Stoltenberg discuss Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey in phone call

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, on Thursday.

In the phone call, the two officials also focused on Turkey's activities in the region, according to a Foreign Ministry's post on Twitter.

Logar talks EU presidency challenges, rule of law at Berlin Forum

Berlin – Foreign Minister Anže Logar addressed participants of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday to highlight the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency in the second half of next year and stress the importance of solidarity among EU member states, the Foreign Ministry said.

Turkey to respond to unlawful search of cargo ship: FM

Turkey's top diplomat on Nov. 24 accused a German frigate of violating international law when it stopped and searched a commercial vessel without the consent of its flag-state or its captain.

"It is a violation of international law to embark on trade ships like pirates," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters in the capital Ankara.