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Ankara: Capital of Turkey
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban centre (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century. Ankara covers an area of 24,521 km2.

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Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between ankara and athens
Greece’s proposal to send forces to observe a fragile truce in Libya could lead to an indirect conflict between Ankara and Athens, analysts told RT, warning that the NATO allies could soon lock horns..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey sending troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks

turkey sending troops to libya ahead of berlin peace talks
Turkey is sending troops to Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. The move comes ahead of a Berlin summit on the security..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Ankara


Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:40Published

Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire [Video]Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire

Fight against 'terrorist organisations that seized Tripoli' will continue until the end, vows military spokesman.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention [Video]Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention

Renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's call comes a day after parliament in Ankara approves deployment of troops to Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and will present a legislation to parliament in January. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president [Video]Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognise terrorism threats - Erdogan [Video]Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognise terrorism threats - Erdogan

Turkey will oppose NATO's plan for the defence of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognise groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues [Video]Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues

Ankara and Doha have developed solid ties during testing times and the countries' leaders enjoy a strong relationship.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

 

Turkey summons Egyptian envoy over raid of its state news agency office in Cairo: anadolu

Turkey summoned the Egyptian charges d'affaires in Ankara to the foreign ministry on Wednesday over a raid of its Anadolu state news agency office in Cairo, the agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Turkey orders 176 soldiers detained over Gulen ties: state media

turkey orders 176 soldiers detained over gulen ties: state media
Ankara accuses US-based religious leader Fethullah Gulen's network of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016. Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 176 members of the armed forces over..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Talks between Libyan warring leaders in Moscow go positively: Erdogan

talks between libyan warring leaders in moscow go positively: erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Ankara, Turkey, on Jan. 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Negotiations between Libya's warring leaders in..
WorldNews - Published

Turkish, Syrian top spies meet in first official contact in years

Turkish and Syrian heads of intelligence met in Moscow on Monday, in the first official contact in years despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Turkish official..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says talks between Turkish, Russian, Libyan delegations going well

Talks between Libya's warring parties in Moscow, supported by Turkish and Russian officials, are going positively, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that Ankara was working to ensure the..
Reuters - Published

Turbulence for Turkey as breakaway parties make gains on Erdoğan

turbulence for turkey as breakaway parties make gains on erdoğan
Turkey is gearing up for another turbulent year in both domestic politics and on the world stage as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, deploys troops to Libya while fighting off new breakaway..
WorldNews - Published

Libya’s Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow’s call for cease-fire

libya’s haftar rejects ankara, moscow’s call for cease-fire
BENGHAZI: Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar late Thursday rejected calls for a cease-fire by Turkey and Russia and announced a continuation of his military operations against a UN-recognized..
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Erdogan: Turkish military units have started deploying to Libya

erdogan: turkish military units have started deploying to libya
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish soldiers had begun deploying to Libya after parliament approved such a move last week. “Our soldiers’ duty there is..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey, Libya may contract international firms to search for hydrocarbons in eastern Med

Turkey and Libya could work with international companies to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, following a deal between Ankara and the..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it has repatriated 150 foreign fighters since Nov 11

Turkish authorities have repatriated 150 foreign fighters detained over links to militant groups since Ankara launched a program to send back the detainees on Nov. 11, Interior Ministry spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Between Ankara and Athens, the eastern Mediterranean is simmering with tensions

Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved troop deployments in Libya with an eye to Ankara’s power projection in the eastern Mediterranean. It came on the day Ankara’s arch rival Athens signed a..
France 24 - Published

South African photographer kidnapped in Syria back home: source

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey's intelligence agency, a security source in Ankara said.
Reuters - Published

Turkish parliament passes Libya deployment bill, but troops unlikely for now

Turkey's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows troop deployment in Libya, in a move that paves the way for further military cooperation between Ankara and Tripoli but is..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Trump, Erdogan discussed Libya in phone call

turkey says trump, erdogan discussed libya in phone call
U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday, Turkey's presidency said less than an hour after Ankara passed a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in libya
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government that is..
WorldNews - Published

Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

leaders of greece, israel, cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades were set Thursday to sign an agreement for a huge pipeline project..
WorldNews - Published

250k people fleeing from Syria towards Turkey: Erdogan

250k people fleeing from syria towards turkey: erdogan
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing from the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib towards Turkey, adding that Ankara was trying...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey detains 7 in probe into Ghosn fleeing bail in Japan

turkey detains 7 in probe into ghosn fleeing bail in japan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have detained seven people as part of an investigation into how former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who skipped bail in Japan, was able to flee to Lebanon..
WorldNews - Published

Erdogan says up to 250,000 people fleeing from Syria's Idlib towards Turkey

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing from the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib towards Turkey, adding that Ankara was trying to prevent them from..
Reuters - Published

Turkey Mulls Sending Allied Syrian Fighters to Libya

turkey mulls sending allied syrian fighters to libya
Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday, with one..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey opposition opposed to Libya troop deployment bill

turkey opposition opposed to libya troop deployment bill
Ankara: Turkey’s main opposition party said on Monday it opposes a bill to allow a troop deployment to Libya, arguing such a move would exacerbate the country’s conflict and cause it to spread..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey fast-tracks bill to deploy troops to Libya

The Turkish government is sending to parliament on Monday a bill mandating the deployment of troops to Libya, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, accelerating a high-stakes plan that Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Turkey Detains Dozens of Islamic State Suspects Ahead of New Year

turkey detains dozens of islamic state suspects ahead of new year
Ankara: Police in Turkey detained dozens of people suspected of links to the Islamic...
WorldNews - Published

Wounded Victims of Somali Truck Bomb Attack Airlifted to Turkey

wounded victims of somali truck bomb attack airlifted to turkey
Hassan Kafi Qoyste has contributed this report from Mogadishu. At least 16 of the most severely wounded people from Saturday’s truck bomb attack that killed at least 90 people in Somalia's capital,..
WorldNews - Published

Greece proposes World Court if maritime dialogue with Turkey fails

Greece's Prime Minister said in remarks published on Sunday that if Athens and Ankara cannot solve their dispute about maritime zones in the Mediterranean they should turn to the International Court of..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says will not withdraw from army posts in Syria's Idlib

turkey says will not withdraw from army posts in syria's idlib
Turkey will not withdraw from its observation posts in Syrian rebel bastion province of Idlib which has seen an increase in violence carried out by regime forces supported by Russian airstrikes, the..
WorldNews - Published

IMF says Turkish monetary easing went 'too far,' calls for neutral fiscal policy in 2020

imf says turkish monetary easing went 'too far,' calls for neutral fiscal policy in 2020
ANKARA — The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that Turkey’s monetary policy easing had “gone too far” and called on Ankara to ensure that fiscal policy remained a main policy anchor...
WorldNews - Published

Turkish court sentences to jail seven at opposition newspaper

A Turkish court on Friday handed down jail sentences to seven journalists and other staffers at opposition newspaper Sozcu over aiding a network that Ankara says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, the..
Reuters - Published

7 killed as migrant boat capsizes in Turkey

7 killed as migrant boat capsizes in turkey
Ankara: Seven people were killed as a migrant boat capsized in Turkey’s Lake Van region on Thursday, authorities said. The boat carrying migrants capsized at around 3 a.m. as it sailed close to..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
Reuters - Published

Turkish parliament readying bill to allow sending troops to Libya

Turkey may need to draft a bill to allow for troop deployment to Libya and its parliament is working on the issue, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday, after Ankara signed a military..
Reuters - Published

Ankara and Moscow to discuss Syrian migrants, Libya conflict

A Turkish delegation will travel to Moscow on Monday to discuss Syria and Libya, areas where the nations have some opposing views, for talks that President Tayyip Erdogan said would determine Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's parliament ratifies security accord with Libya: report

Turkey's parliament approved on Saturday a security and military cooperation deal signed with Libya's internationally recognised government last month, state media reported, an agreement that could..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Turkey will retaliate against possible U.S. sanctions

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday that Ankara would retaliate against potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems and a natural gas pipeline.
Reuters - Published

Libya's internationally recognized government ratifies security deal with Turkey

Libya's internationally recognized government said on Thursday it has ratified a security and military cooperation deal it agreed with Turkey last month, opening the way for potential military help..
Reuters - Published

Turkey denies allowing Hamas to operate on Turkish soil

turkey denies allowing hamas to operate on turkish soil
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday denied accusations that a militant Palestinian group is using its territory to plan attacks against Israel. The denial came following media reports that..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey forced into Syria operation by lack of support on refugees, says Erdogan

turkey forced into syria operation by lack of support on refugees, says erdogan
Ankara was forced into launching operations in northeastern Syria in October in response to a lack of support from the international community to help Turkey host millions of refugees in its...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey arrests opposition mayor over alleged Gulen links

A mayor from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) was arrested over his alleged membership of the network that Ankara says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, a prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

Turkey´s Erdogan threatens to close 2 US military bases

turkey´s erdogan threatens to close 2 us military bases
ISTANBUL: Turkey´s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened to close two strategic military bases used by the United States in Turkey, after Washington warned of sanctions over Ankara..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey ready to give any military support Libya needs: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday Turkey is ready to provide Tripoli any military support it needs after Ankara and Libya's internationally recognized government signed a security deal.
Reuters - Published

Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over Armenian 'genocide' resolution

Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday it summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by U.S. lawmakers recognizing the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide,..
Reuters - Published

US Senate passes resolution recognising Armenian genocide, infuriating Turkey

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that recognizes as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, a move that infuriated Turkey and further strained ties between..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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