Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has rejected the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons or establishing NATO military bases on her country's soil even in the event that Helsinki becomes a member of the US-led Western military alliance.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he cannot endorse the bid of Sweden to join the NATO military alliance as long as the two Nordic countries continue to lend support to terrorist groups against his country.
A thick layer of dust has blanketed the otherwise clear azure sky in Tehran and many other Iranian provinces, forcing authorities to order the closure of schools, universities, and public offices.
While Turkey has announced plans for the repatriation of around one million Syrian refugees to their homeland, refugee experts warn that the present security conditions in the conflict-ridden Arab country are not conducive for the asylum seekers to rebuild their lives.
The foreign ministers of Iran and Turkey weighed plans for cooperation between the two neighbors in the protection of the environment and management of the water resources that they share.
Turkey’s president says the country is to send back around one million Syrian refugees to northern Syria, under a plan aimed at enabling their resettlement in houses partially built by Turkey there.
Despite the Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s insistence that there is no agreement between Baghdad and Ankara pertaining to the Turkish military operations inside the borders of Iraq, Turkey’s armed forces have launched air raids targeting the purported positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Scores of Turkish protesters in the coastal city of Istanbul have been detained by the riot police during May Day demonstrations against the country’s economic hardship caused by galloping inflation.
Turkey will not participate in NATO’s annual drills in Greece next month, security sources say, amid a simmering standoff between Ankara and Athens over sea boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has visited Saudi Arabia to mend fences between Ankara and Riyadh after the 2018 killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi drove a wedge between the two countries.