Recep Tayyip Erdogan

FM urges 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza in talks with Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Jan. 6 that Türkiye is committed to playing "a positive, productive" role for postwar Gaza, as his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, told him that Israel's "increasing aggression" in Gaza is a threat to the region and he called for an immediate ceasefire.

AKP to unveil initial slate of candidates for local polls Sunday

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to unveil its first batch of candidates for the upcoming local elections on Jan. 7, spokesperson Ömer Çelik has revealed.

The remaining candidates will be officially announced on Jan. 15, along with the election manifesto, Çelik told a group of journalists at the party headquarters in the capital Ankara late on Jan. 3.

Iran's Raisi due in Ankara, regional issues top agenda

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is scheduled to visit Ankara tomorrow at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a bid to address pressing regional issues.

While the meeting is expected to focus on various matters, the war in Gaza remains a key agenda item, reflecting the shared concerns of both nations.

Erdoğan: Türkiye facing an operation of sabotage

There is an insidious operation to sabotage Türkiye and Türkiye's interests, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 2 at an event in the capital Ankara, to announce last year's foreign trade numbers.

Erdoğan addressed a contentious issue involving the recent dispute between Istanbul's football giants and Saudi officials.

A year of crucial elections

The coming year is one of critically important elections. Those for the presidency of the United States, the Senate, the House of Representatives and state governorships (all on November 5) will determine the future of America and of the rest of the world.

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