ANKARA, Turkey, August 1: The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set off from the port of Odesa on Monday under an internationally brokered deal that is expected to release large stores of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and ease a growing hunger crisis.

July 22: Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine's Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, a hopeful sign that an international food crisis caused by Russia's invasion could be eased.

July 5: Ukraine is holding talks with Turkey and the United Nations to secure guarantees for grain exports from Ukrainian ports, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday.

MADRID/HELSINKI, June 29 (Reuters) - NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other's security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

KARNALI, June 24: Some 1,300 turkeys have been destroyed after bird flu was detected in a turkey farm of Tatopani in Birendranagar Municipality-3, Surkhet.

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM, May 16: NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and Sweden in the Western military alliance, as the two Nordic states took firm steps to join in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has left for Turkey for a five-day visit.

ISTANBUL/KYIV OUTSKIRTS/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 29: Russia promised at peace talks on Tuesday to scale down its military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine, while Ukraine proposed adopting a neutral status but with international guarantees that it would be protected from attack.

LVIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, March 29: Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine before dawn on Tuesday as Ukrainian and Russian negotiators prepared to meet in Turkey for face-to-face talks, with Kyiv seeking a ceasefire without compromising on territory or sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Narayan Khadka, who is on a visit to Turkey to participate in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, addressed the panel on 'Democratic Governance and Security’ and shared his perspectives on the role of democratic governance in creating a peaceful, stable, and prosperous society.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka held a bilateral meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Thursday on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka is leaving for Turkey today on a week-long visit to the country. He is leading a three-member delegation at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad! Hanukkah this year begins Sunday night, Nov. 28, so those who celebrate can move right into the holiday while still contemplating Thanksgiving leftovers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Seven migrants were killed and eight others were injured as the vehicle carrying them lost control near the Turkish border.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to allow a regular flight each week to China, Qatar and Turkey starting from June 1.

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ISTANBUL, Feb 15: Militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have executed 13 kidnapped Turks, including military and police personnel, in a cave in northern Iraq, Turkish officials said on Sunday, amid a military operation against the group.

ISTANBUL, Feb 6: Turkey’s president has ordered the establishment of two new departments in the country’s most prestigious university, which has been rocked by weeks of demonstrations protesting his appointment of a new rector with government links.

ISTANBUL, Nov 2: A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region which has killed 81 people.

IZMIR, Turkey, Oct 31: Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands.

ISTANBUL, July 27: Four Turkish soldiers and two drivers died and 27 other troops were injured on Monday after a bus carrying them toppled in the southern province of Mersin, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said.

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb 23: Eight people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said.

ELAZIG, Turkey, Jan 26: Rescue teams working through the night in sub-zero temperatures pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey’s disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country’s east rose to 31.

ELAZIG, TurkeyJan 25: A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the center of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighboring countries.

ANKARA, Dec 26:  Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country’s conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions.

A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to keep businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala in jail, despite a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) call for his release, as his trial over his involvement in 2013 protests continued.

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AKCAKALE, TURKEY, Oct 10: Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

ISTANBUL, August 3: Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

ISTANBUL, July 25: Turkey celebrated incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson’s Turkish heritage on Wednesday, with politicians and media proclaiming that the “Ottoman grandson” could strengthen ties between two countries on Europe’s fringes.

BRUSSELS, July 16: European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.

ISTANBUL, July 12: Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.

ANKARA, July 12: Turkey’s Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions.

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.

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KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, currently in Geneva, Switzerland, held bilateral talks with Vice-president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, on Monday.

ISTANBUL, April 15: Turkey’s unemployment rate surged to 14.7 percent in the December-February period, its highest level in almost 10 years, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute showed on Monday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on track to lose control of Turkey’s two largest cities for the first time in his 16 years in power, after voters punished him for a painful economic downturn.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 7: KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Para player Bikram Shrestha has won the bronze medal in the Eighth World Para-Taekwondo Championship organized in Antalya, Turkey on Wednesday.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Employment providing companies abroad have sent back 1,300 Nepali migrant youths after knowing that the six manpower companies in Nepal accumulated Rs 300 million from them by misusing quotas under free visa and tickets.

DOHA, Jan 17: Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara’s solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region.

WASHINGTON, Dec 24: The order to withdraw American troops from Syria has been signed, the US military said Sunday, after President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart agreed to prevent a power vacuum in the wake of the controversial move.

ANKARA, Dec 13: A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 29: An Argentine judge reviewing a Human Rights Watch complaint against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked the foreign ministry on Wednesday to seek information from Turkey, Yemen and the International Criminal Court.

ISTANBUL, Oct 27: The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey gathered in Istanbul on Saturday for a summit on Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.

ISTANBUL, Oct 18: Turkish investigators searched Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul for a second time overnight looking for clues into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and senior European ministers pulled out of an investment summit in Riyadh amid global concern over the incident.

ISTANBUL, Oct 18: A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Thursday by a pro-government Turkish newspaper.

ANKARA, Oct 17: Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a complete investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday before departing the kingdom for Turkey.

RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 16: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated “rogue killers” may be responsible.