Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Türkiye may favor Finland’s NATO bid

Türkiye may respond "differently" to Finland's NATO bid, which will "shock" Sweden, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 29.

"We may respond differently to Finland if necessary. Sweden would be shocked when we respond differently to Finland. But Finland should not make the same mistake," Erdoğan said at a meeting in the northwestern province of Bilecik.

Türkiye condemns Israeli raids in West Bank

Türkiye condemned the Israeli raids that killed at least nine Palestinians in the West Bank on Jan. 26.

"I condemn in the strongest terms the vile attacks of Israel, which trampled international law by murdering nine innocent people with its attack on the Jenin Refugee Camp," Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop said on Jan. 27.

One killed in attack on Azerbaijan embassy in Iran

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned the deadly attack against Azerbaijan's Embassy in Tehran, which left one person dead.

"As a country that faced similar attacks in the past, Türkiye deeply shares the pain of the people of Azerbaijan," said a statement issued by the ministry early on Jan. 26, condemning the armed attack against the embassy.

Cavusoglu: Cooperation with Serbia in its "golden age"

ANKARA - Turkey and Serbia are in the "golden age" of bilateral cooperation, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday in Ankara after a meeting with Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, adding that he had noted this not only in the discussion with Dacic but also during a phone conversation with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

Dacic urges Turkey to use its leverage on Pristina

ANKARA - Serbia would like to see Turkey as a major stability factor in our region, Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic said on Thursday in Ankara after a meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, appealing to Turkey to use its leverage on Pristina in terms of implementation of the Brussels Agreement.

Turkey says it is ‘meaningless’ to restore NATO dialogue with Sweden, Finland

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday it was "meaningless" to hold a trilateral meeting with Sweden and Finland to discuss their NATO bids after protests this month in Stockholm.

Speaking at a news conference, Cavusoglu also said there is no offer to evaluate Sweden's and Finland's NATO membership separately.