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PM Imran appreciates Erdogan for raising Kashmir issue at UNGA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly. In a tweet, the prime minister said he deeply appreciates President Erdogan once again for raising his

Turkey may suspend diplomatic ties with UAE: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country could suspend diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates after a landmark deal between Israel and the Gulf state. “I have given the necessary instructions to my foreign minister. We

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Hagia Sofia on Sunday just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to be held at the landmark since it was reconverted to a mosque last week. Erdogan

PM Imran felicitates Turkey on ‘National Unity Day’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed solidarity with Turkey on its ‘Democracy and National Unity Day’ being observed on Wednesday (today) to honour the martyrs of 2016 coup attempt. In his message addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the

Erdogan rejects criticism on converting Hagia Sophia to mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected criticism over converting Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque. “Charges against our country over Hagia Sophia are a direct attack on our right to sovereignty,” Erdogan said. Turkey’s highest administrative

PM Imran, Erdogan vow to jointly address COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had a telephonic call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed a range of bilateral issues. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish President on the steps taken to control the spread of

Erdogan offeres condolences over PIA plane crash tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his condolences over the tragic Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air crash in Karachi. Erdogan had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi and vowed to owed to stand by

PM calls Turkish President to express solidarity over Idlib attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday and conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the loss of lives of a number of Turkish soldiers in the attack in Idlib. According to a statement from

Erdogan’s support on Kashmir

Turkish President Recept Tayyib Erdogan was in Pakistan on a two-day official visit where he held several important engagements to transform relations into an economic partnership. The highlight of the visit was his address to parliament during which he reaffirmed

Erdogan’s visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Pakistan on an official visit to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between the two countries. The visit is significant and comes at a critical juncture for Pakistan’s foreign policy but could place

Erdogan, Alvi agree to transform relations into economic partnership

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday evening met with his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi after arriving on a two-day official visit to Pakistan. Both leaders agreed to extend mutual support on issues of each other’s core national

Turkish President Erdogan to arrive in Islamabad today on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Pakistan today for a two-day visit where important meetings will be held with Pakistan’s top leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi. Prime Minister Imran Khan and

Turkish President to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow for a two-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet members and senior government officials besides

Turkey won’t give Syrian troops more ground in Idlib: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said his country will not encourage Syrian forces to gain extra territories in a northern Syrian province on Tuesday, one day after tensions between the Turkish and Syrian forces killed soldiers on both sides. Turkish

President Erdogan visits Algeria to improve trade ties

ALGIERS: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria on Sunday for talks on neighbouring Libya conflict and plans to boost trade ties. According to the reports, President Erdogan was received at Algiers airport by his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune, along

Turkish troops in Libya

Ever since the downfall of longtime dictator Muammer Qadhafi in 2011, Libya has been in complete turmoil, anarchy and on the verge of being declared a failed state. Turkey has now announced that it will send troops in the conflict-ridden

PM discusses important regional issues with Erdogan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on Tuesday exchanged views on important regional and international issues. The two leaders held discussions on a wide range of

FM praises Turkish President Erdogan over Kashmir stance

ISTANBUL: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the Turkish President Recep Tayyab Erdogan at the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in Istanbul. The two discussed the bilateral relations between the countries and current situation faced by

What ails the Muslim Ummah?

Mahathir Mohammad, the world’s oldest prime minister, is hosting the KL Summit later this month to discuss the problems being faced by the Muslim world. Pakistan is among the five countries – dubbed M5 – seen as the pioneers of

The relevance of NATO

The future of NATO and its relevance is once being questioned just as leaders gather in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the military alliance. The meeting will ensure that NATO remains fit for the future. The latest controversy

Trump ignores controversy to focus on Erdogan friendship

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday sidestepped disputes snaring US relations with fellow NATO member Turkey, instead telling visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is a “fan.” On a day when Congress was holding its first nationally televised hearings

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

BUDAPEST: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat on Thursday to “open the gates” for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more international support was provided. Erdogan held talks

Karkey dispute resolved

It was another sign of relief when Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that the Karkey case involving a Turkish power company has been amicably resolved and the country has escaped a hefty penalty Pakistan has been absolved of paying the

Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters: Erdogan

ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully

Turkey – a Middle East player

Turkish president Erdogan’s latest offensive against Syrian Kurds shows he has grown as a powerful world leader and a force to be reckoned with. Turkey can now dare to look any nation in the eyes particularly the United States. It

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

WASHINGTON: The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists. The actions

NA Speaker meets Turkish President Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser held an informal meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a reception hosted in honour of the participants of the 3rd Speakers Conference in Istanbul. The National Assembly Speaker complimented Turkish president his

Welcoming Erdogan

Pakistan is gearing to accord a warm welcome to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this month for his maiden visit since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office. The two leaders have shown great inclination toward strengthening ties. Imran Khan

Pakistan, Turkey relations strengthening under Imran, Erdogan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday said that relations between Pakistan and Turkey are strengthening each day under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recip Tayyib Erdogan. The

Erdogan calls world community to resolve Kashmir dispute

NEW YORK: Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the resolution of the long-standing Kashmir conflict between Pakistan and India by initiating a process of dialogue on the grounds of justice and equality. In his address at the UN