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Not possible to allow German MPs to visit İncirlik without 'positive steps' from Berlin: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 30 that it was not possible to allow German lawmakers to visit troops currently stationed at Turkey's İncirlik air base, although Ankara may reconsider if it sees "positive steps" from Berlin. 

Turkish FM to attend EU gathering as union debates track of ties

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend a European Union meeting in Malta on April 28 amid increasing tension between the bloc and Ankara due to the former's criticisms of the deterioration of rights in the problematic candidate country which have been fueled by a referendum that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers.

Turkey to extend length of visa-free stay for Russians

Turkey will increase the duration of visa-free stay for Russian citizens, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said April 23.      

"We are extending the visa-free period for Russians in Turkey from 60 to 90 days," Çavuşoğlu told reporters in the Alanya district of the southern province of Antalya.