Foreign minister dismisses confiscation reports put forward by local dailies amid coronavirus outbreak
At least 74 people have died of the coronavirus in Turkey, where more than 3,600 have been reported infected since the first case on March 11, the health minister said late on Thursday.
In an op-ed he wrote for the Financial Times, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the block's "inaction on Syrian refugees is a stain on human conscience.”
At least 3,358 Turkish students in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Egypt and the UAE have applied to Ankara’s diplomatic missions demanding to be evacuated - Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
While both sides have traded barbs on the refugee situation, they are working towards finding common ground to diffuse tensions on the Greek border.
"We will come together in Istanbul next Tuesday" with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron, Turkey's President Erdogan says, adding British PM Johnson could join as well.
The US sees the Idlib tensions as an opportunity to better relations with Turkey, but it won't move past rhetoric.
Turkish and Russian delegation will meet in Moscow to discuss Idlib violence, Turkey's FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says, amid mounting fears of humanitarian disaster in Syrian province.
Leaders of Turkey and US agree by phone that Syrian regime attacks on Turkish troops in northwestern Idlib province were unacceptable, Turkish presidency says.
Talking about the situation in Syria's Idlib, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey wants to solve the issue with Russia through diplomacy but will take other steps if necessary.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says there has been no consensus with the visiting Russian delegation on Idlib, where the regime's push has raised tensions with Ankara. Other officials say talks failed to yield desired results.
The World Health Organization has concerns that conditions in the violence-plagued region are conducive to the outbreak of diseases.
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