Government of Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."
Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.
While calling on the leaders of the European Union (EU) to make the upcoming summit a turning point for ties between Ankara and Brussels, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 20 urged the Union to take decisions for concrete steps for this bid, including a mandate that will authorize the EU Commission to negotiate Customs Union with Turkey.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with numerous top diplomats and heads of international organizations on June 19 on the occasion of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) in southern Turkey.
Çavuşoğlu started the day with a trilateral meeting with the participation of foreign ministers of Malta and Libya, Evaris Bartolo and Najla Mangoush, respectively in Antalya.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 18 warned against "vaccine nationalism" and use of it for "policy dictation" in interstate relations.
"It is important not to allow vaccine nationalism. It is wrong to use it as a tool of blackmail, pressure, and policy dictation," Erdoğan said addressing to the opening ceremony of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.
Turkey is expected to see a high turnout in the upcoming Southeast European foreign ministers' summit and Antalya Diplomacy Forum, the country's foreign minister said on June 16.
Addressing a news conference in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu that this is "an indicator of trust towards our country."