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31 Jul
Greece and Turkey have been at loggerheads for decades over the eastern Aegean islands. During a visit to Athens, Germany's foreign minister said the "islands are Greek territory," drawing a strong rebuke from Turkey.
31 Jul
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing "terror propaganda" as the two countries await Ankara's permission to join NATO.
31 Jul
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing "terror propaganda" as the two countries await Ankara's permission to join NATO.
24 Jul
Iraqi officials have blamed Turkey for an airstrike on the Kurdistan region that killed at least eight tourists. But Turkey distanced itself from the shelling, saying it was a "terror attack."
23 Jul
The Turkish veto against the Swedish and Finnish NATO accession was only lifted last month. But President Erdogan has repeated his threats of blocking the bids.
21 Jul
Vladimir Putin works his Middle East connections. For his first international outing since the war in Ukraine, he went to Iran to meet with supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Iran and Russia are seeking closer ties in the face of Western sanctions. Also on the agenda: negotiations over blockaded imports of Ukrainian grain and the situation in Syria.
20 Jul
The decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw Turkey from the Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence had triggered a backlash.
19 Jul
Sweden offered safety to many who fled persecution by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now, he's demanding their return as Stockholm's entry fee to NATO.
13 Jul
A potential Black Sea corridor to export grain from Ukraine tops the meeting agenda in Istanbul. However, the UN chief says there is "still a way to go" to clinch a deal.
2 Jul
Organizers of an LGBTQ Pride parade in Istanbul say 373 arrested there Sunday have been released. But a rights group said the high number of detentions showed the government had "declared war" on the community.
29 Jun
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining the NATO military alliance. Turkey says it "got what it wanted" after weeks of threatening to veto accession.
25 Jun
Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.

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