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Report: Turkey May Have a Leading Role in Securing Kabul Airport

Kabul Airport

KABUL – According to a senior Turkish defense official, a US military delegation will visit Ankara later this week to hold detailed consultations on a possible Turkish role in securing Kabul International Airport following Nato’s withdrawal. Turkey has reportedly pledged to protect Hamid Karzai International Airport, as concerns persist about …

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Millions Driven from Homes in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Crisis: UNHCR

Millions Driven from Homes in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Crisis: UNHCR

GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the war, violence, persecution and human rights abuses have driven nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, despite the Covid-19 crisis restricted movement around the world as countries closed borders and ordered closures. In its …

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EU Council Seeking Balance with Turkey Ahead of Summit

EU Council seeking balance with Turkey ahead of summit

BRUSSELS – The delicate balancing act in the strained relations between the European Union and Turkey continues ahead of the European Council meeting in Brussels on June 24-25, as witnessed by the draft conclusions of the meeting, Ahval News reported Wednesday. The European Council, it said, “welcomes the continued de-escalation …

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Tajikistan to Further Strengthen Ties and Cooperation of SCO Member States

Tajikistan to Further Strengthen Ties and Cooperation of SCO Member States

KUALA LUMPUR – Tajikistan aims to further strengthen ties with member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ensure regional peace and stability and promoting economic cooperation during its 2020-2021 chairmanship of the SCO. Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Ardasher Qodiri, said in accordance with his slogan “20 years of the …

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US Risks ‘Losing a Friend’: Erdogan

Erdogan Warns Before Meeting Biden US Risks 'Losing A Friend'

TEHRAN – Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned on Tuesday that Washington risked “losing a precious friend” if he tried to corner his country, speaking two weeks before his first meeting with the US president, Joe Biden. Already strained, relations between the two NATO states have deteriorated further since Biden …

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