Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara bought Russian missile systems to bolster country's security, arguing US sanctions over the deal were not befitting to ties of both NATO allies.
Turkey's disaster agency says all search-and-rescue efforts are over in Izmir province after the deadly quake last week.
Friday's powerful earthquake shook the country's Aegean coast, killing at least 102 people and injuring hundreds of others as buildings gave way in Izmir province.
Facing the growing reality that a confrontation with Turkey may end badly, Greece is making questionable defence procurement decisions that may already be too little too late.
Turkey's President Erdogan rejects unfair foreign goals in Eastern Mediterranean, defies "modern colonialism" in region.
EU should not get fooled by Greek plans but should instead act in line with responsibility, says Republican People's Party spokesman, Faik Oztrak.
It is a moral and legal obligation to respect and protect dignity of asylum seekers, says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag certification endorses beaches around the world for meeting high standards. Turkey has 486 such beaches, ready for the summer season.
Turkey has been one of the main routes for asylum seekers wanting to reach Europe, especially since Syria’s civil war started in 2011.
Boat carrying migrants reportedly sinks off the coast of the Dikili district of Turkey's western Izmir province.
Ankara and Athens are passing through a delicate period as their warplanes and boats face off in disputed airspace and maritime zones. Here is the historical background of the tensions and Ankara’s approach to its neighbour.
The bodies of two women and five children were found after a refugee boat heading towards the Greek islands capsized near the Aegean province of Izmir.
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