Orhan Coskun

Erdogan's summit with Biden clouded by bitter disputes

Jun 11 2021

ANKARA No stranger to rocky relations with Washington, President Tayyip Erdogan holds his first meeting with President Joe Biden next week overshadowed by bitter disputes and by the new U.S. president's cool tone towards Turkey.

Turkey turns to U.S. firms as plans Black Sea gas extraction, official says

Jun 11 2021

ANKARA Turkey has shared data on its Black Sea discovery with U.S. energy majors Chevron and Exxon Mobil ahead of possible cooperation in extracting the gas, a Turkish official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Turkey offers to run Kabul airport after NATO's Afghan withdrawal -officials

Jun 08 2021

ANKARA Turkey has offered to guard and run Kabul's airport after the United States and other NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, but U.S. officials say Ankara is imposing conditions which need to be resolved as their leaders prepare to meet next week.

Turkish minister in Saudi Arabia for talks to mend ties, end boycott

May 10 2021

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday for talks aimed at overcoming a rift over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul that led to bitter recriminations and a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

Analysis: Vexed but vulnerable, Erdogan avoids escalating genocide dispute with Biden

Apr 29 2021

ANKARA Despite its fury with the United States for calling the Ottoman massacre of Armenians a genocide, Turkey is for now avoiding a showdown which could hurt its fragile economy and scupper hopes of better ties with U.S.-allied Arab states.

Turkey says better ties with Cairo could boost Libya peace efforts

Apr 26 2021

ISTANBUL Turkish talks with Egypt next week could forge renewed cooperation between the estranged regional powers and help efforts to end the war in Libya, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said.

Turkey eyes tighter lockdown to save tourism season -sources

Apr 26 2021

ANKARA, April 26 Turkey's cabinet will discuss adopting a tighter lockdown on Monday as President Tayyip Erdogan tries to prevent a second lost year of tourism revenues, officials said.

Turkey says it will respond in time to 'outrageous' U.S. genocide statement

Apr 25 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden's declaration that massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide is "simply outrageous" and Turkey will respond over coming months, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Sunday.

Erdogan replaces Turkish trade minister, more cabinet moves expected

Apr 21 2021

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan named a prominent member of Turkey's ruling AK Party, Mehmet Mus, as trade minister on Wednesday and split another ministry into two, in what officials said was the first move in an expected broader cabinet shuffle.

Turkey set to again tighten COVID-19 curbs after surge -source

Apr 12 2021

ANKARA Turkey's daily coronavirus infection numbers have soared above 50,000 and President Tayyip Erdogan is likely to order a tightening of restrictions this week ahead of the vital tourism season, a senior government official said.

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