Ankara

Ankara summons Norwegian envoy over planned attack against Quran

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned Norway's Ambassador in Ankara Erling Skjonsberg on Feb. 2 and asked the Norwegian authorities to prevent a planned "attack" on the Quran.

The envoy was summoned after Ankara learned of a planned attack against the Quran on Feb. 3, the Foreign Ministry sources said.

F-16, F-35 bidding starts amid election period

Washington has been engaged in a difficult balancing act in recent weeks on multiple levels with regard to Greece and Turkey. The election periods in both countries, Ankara's behavior and the requests for F-16 and F-35 fighter jets that are running almost in parallel, have brought the American diplomacy, which is trying not to displease anyone, to its limits.

Cavusoglu calls on US to maintain ‘balance’ in ties with Greece, Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu on Monday reacted to media reports on the possible sale to Greece of F-35 fighter jets, produced by US defense giant Lockheed Martin, calling on Washington to maintain the balance in its relations with Athens and Ankara.

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