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President Erdoğan confirms discussing direct flights to Ercan with Putin and “economic leap” for TRNC economy from Russian tourism

Turkiye’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told reporters in New York that he has discussed the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus with his Russian counterpart, including direct flights. “If direct flights start from Russia to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we will of course be pleased,” President Erdoğan said. His statement on direct flights […]

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Israel appoints new ambassador to Ankara, as Turkish and Israeli leaders meet for first time since 2008

The rapprochement between Turkiye and Israel continues with two significant political developments in a single day. First came the news that Israel has appointed a new ambassador to its embassy in Ankara – the first in four years. The Israeli Foreign Ministry made the announcement about Ambassador Irit Lillian’s new role on Tuesday. The senior diplomat […]

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Turkish Cypriot leader praises President Erdoğan after “historic call” for TRNC recognition at the UN

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has expressed his “gratitude” to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, after the Turkish President called on countries to formally recognise the Turkish Cypriot state. “I invite the international community to formally recognise the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus as soon possible,” the Turkish president told the […]

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Azerbaijan gas ‘changing the energy map’, as the EU tries to wean itself off Russian supplies

Azerbaijan’s political stock continues to rise, with its role as a major energy supplier adding to the country’s significance for Europe. Last month, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Baku (pictured top) to double Azerbaijani gas exports to the European Union bloc. Azerbaijan […]

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Turkiye, Israel agree to restore full diplomatic relations

Relations between Turkiye and Israel is set to return to normal, with the two countries agreeing to send an ambassador to the other, ending a four year period of frostiness between the former allies. The development was announced on Wednesday, 17 August, following a conversation between the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli Prime […]

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Aysu Türkoğlu becomes youngest Turkish swimmer across the English Channel

Aysu Türkoğlu made history at the weekend by becoming the youngest Turk to swim across the English Channel. The 21-year-old Turkish student entered the water at Dover 10:02 UK time on Friday, 29 July, and completed her swim at Cap Gris-Nez, in northern France, 16 hours and 28 minutes later. Türkoğlu, who had to battle […]