Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters strict measures are being taken to avoid such incidents in future after Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea.
Ankara and Athens held 60 rounds of talks between 2002 and 2016 that they broke off without making progress in a dispute that has lingered for much of the past century.
UN and EU will be part of talks over divided island of Cyprus in New York, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says, hailing EU's efforts to improve ties with Ankara.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said he and his EU counterpart Borrell will discuss a wide range of issues concerning EU-Turkey relations.
Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Germany are set to revive bilateral ties, as relations with the EU improve with the help of constructive steps.
The trip to Ankara by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas comes amid an easing in tensions between nominal NATO allies Turkey and Greece.
Top diplomats in Islamabad summit agree to formulate a joint strategy to stem the rising wave of hatred against Muslims in the world and curb terrorism, including its state-sponsored form.
FM Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Pakistan for a three-day visit, where he will also participate in a second three-way summit between Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
President Erdogan says he wants to improve ties with EU and is hoping for same "goodwill" from 27-nation bloc. Separately, FM Cavusoglu calls for EU accession reforms, saying "Turkey is in Europe, and Europe is part of our destiny."
Turkey's Foreign Ministry confirms that the 61st round of Exploratory Talks between Turkey and Greece will take place in Istanbul.
Turkey and France have repeatedly traded barbs over policies in Syria, Libya, the Eastern Mediterranean and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as over the publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in France.
Ankara earlier proposed a joint working group on sanctions that target Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) and experts from both countries have kickstarted negotiations, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.
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