Türkiye’s ambassador to Portugal dies after cardiac arrest

Türkiye's Ambassador to Portugal Murat Karagöz has lost his life at the age of 56 after suffering from a sudden cardiac in the southwestern province of Muğla's Fethiye district.

On June 30, around 4 p.m., Karagöz had a fainting spell while swimming in Fethiye, where he was spending his vacation.

Promise to send all Syrian refugees back irrational: Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stated that it is irrational to make a promise to send all Syrian refugees back to their homeland as they are needed for the workforce in the relevant sectors of Türkiye.

"If we say that we will send all of them 100 percent, it would not be appropriate. There is a need for employment in some jobs," he said in a televised interview on May 21.

Turkish troops must stay in N Syria till security established: FM

Türkiye wants to keep its troops in northern Syria until maintaining stable security in the region, because early retreat of Turkish troops may lead to a conflict there which could trigger a further refugee influx to the border, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 3.

Russia, Ukraine, Türkiye deputy ministers to discuss grain deal: Akar

Deputy defense ministers of Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye are expected to meet in Istanbul on May 5 for talks on extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on May 3.

Recalling his recent meetings with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, Akar said both sides were warm on extending the deal.

Defense ministers of Syria, Türkiye, Iran, Russia met in Moscow

Defense ministers of Türkiye, Russia, Iran and Syria, along with the intelligence chiefs of the three countries have met in Moscow on April 25, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement.

They discussed concrete steps that can be taken in the field of strengthening the security situation in Syria and normalizing Türkiye-Syria relations, said the statement.