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16.07.2017

Turkey commends Belarus for support on anniversary of coup attempt
Turkey commends Belarus for support on anniversary of coup attempt On the anniversary of the coup attempt, Turkey thanked Belarus for support. It was stated by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus on July 15, 2017. The victims were honored with a minute of silence near the residence of the embassy. The diplomat emphasized that Belarus was one of the first countries to condemn the actions.

11.07.2017

Turkish bank may appear in Belarus
Turkish bank may appear in Belarus An assembly plant for Belarusian harvesters may appear in Turkey in the near future. Negotiations on this issue are conducted by Gomselmash and one of Turkish machinery manufacturers. Industrial production in this state is one of the leading sectors of the economy. At present, the role of the machine-building complex is growing here. 

15.05.2017

Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15
Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15 Leaders of countries participating in the One Belt, One Way forum adopted final communique. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the grand summit. Talks were held in the international conference hall “Yuantouzhu”. This is where a few round table talks were held. The official day started with the welcoming ceremony of country leaders.

17.04.2017

Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers
Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers Turkey has supported the 18 constitutional changes at the referendum April 16. The main one is the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government. Practically, this means the expansion of presidential powers. The Prime Minister's post is abolished.

15.11.2016

Belarus President says meeting with Erdogan was 'very positive'
Belarus President says meeting with Erdogan was 'very positive' Visiting the Mogilevkhimvolokno company on November 14, Alexander Lukashenko talked to the labor collective of the enterprise. One of the questions was about the prospects of the Belarus-Turkey economic cooperation. The head of state shared the results of the recent talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

13.11.2016

Intergovernmental relations and trade and economic cooperation: Turkish President’s official visit to Minsk
Intergovernmental relations and trade and economic cooperation: Turkish President’s official visit to Minsk I can assume that in a conversation between Lukashenko and Putin the Ukrainian theme was mentioned. When Moscow and Ankara (that’s another story) had an argument about the Russian plane that was shot down, Alexander Lukashenko flew to Istanbul for the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and during his meeting with Erdogan, he could have put in a word for reconciliation of Russia and Turkey.

12.11.2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Alexander Lukashenko: $1 billion dollars turnover is possible
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Alexander Lukashenko: $1 billion dollars turnover is possible On November 11, the President of Turkey made his first official visit to Belarus. The visit is a very significant step in the relations between two countries. The program of the visit included the negotiations, opening ceremony of the Cathedral Mosque and business forum that gathered about 500 representatives of large Belarusian and Turkish companies. It is worth mentioning that Turkey became the first country to acknowledge the independence of Belarus after the collapse of the USSR.

11.11.2016

Turkish President’s wife Emine Erdogan visits Center of Children's Oncology and Hematology in Borovlyany
Turkish President’s wife Emine Erdogan visits Center of Children's Oncology and Hematology in Borovlyany The President of Turkey arrived in Minsk accompanied by his wife. Emine Erdogan devoted her visit to art and charity. Her acquaintance with Belarus started with the National Art Museum. The First Lady of Turkey was impressed by the main art collection of our country. After seeing the exhibition, Mrs. Erdogan discussed with the head of the museum the possibility to hold exhibitions of the Turkish art in Belarus and the Belarusian art in Turkey.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends opening of first mosque in Minsk
Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends opening of first mosque in Minsk Belarus is famous for its tradition of religious tolerance and mutual respect between people of different nationalities, said President of Belarus during the opening of the first mosque in Minsk November 11. The ceremony was also attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in the Belarusian capital on an official visit November 11. The opening of the mosque was a welcome event for religious associations and communities. After all, about 20,000 Muslims live in Belarus alone. 
Turkish President commemorates WWII victims in Belarus
Turkish President commemorates WWII victims in Belarus After the Friday prayer in the mosque, the Turkish President paid tribute to soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War, which is part of WWII, from 1941-1945 in Belarusian history. Mr Erdogan laid a wreath at the monument in Victory Square in the Minsk centre. The ceremony ended with anthems of both Belarus and Turkey and the passing of an honor guard.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Belarus with offical visit for first time
Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Belarus with offical visit for first time Belarus and Turkey are able to make a new step in their relations. A few hours ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his official visit to Belarus. The Turkish leader's plane landed at the Minsk National Airport. Next, the Turkish leader went to the Palace of Independence, where he was met by the Belarusian head of state. In 2016, the heads of state have already met at the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was held in Istanbul in April.
First Mosque to open in Minsk November 11
First mosque to open in Minsk November 11 The history of the Minsk mosque began in the distant 16th century. Then it was located in present-day Dmitrova Street, near modern hotel Yubileiny. At the initiative of the head of the Tatar elder statesman, a small wooden building was constructed with a modest interior decoration and two halls for men and women. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, a stone mosque appeared on this place. Unfortunately, after 30 years of the Soviet regime, it was decided to reconstruct the building, and in 1961, it was completely destroyed.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan to arrive in Minsk on November 11
Recep Tayyip Erdogan to arrive in Minsk on November 11 Day of big politics in Minsk: on November 11, the head of Turkey will visit Belarus. The two leaders will hold official talks at the Palace of Independence. Mr Alexander Lukashenko and Mr Erdogan will discuss the development of bilateral relations with emphasis on the intensification of trade and economic cooperation. The heads of state will exchange views on issues of regional and international agenda. They are expected to sign a number of bilateral documents.
Good partner: How much does Turkey invest in Belarus?
Good partner: How much does Turkey invest in Belarus? The head of Turkey is expected in Minsk with an official visit. November 11 will be the day of big politics. President Alexander Lukashenko's talks with Recep Erdogan will set the overall tone for the business circles of the two countries. More than 400 companies have already registered to take part in the Belarusian-Turkish business forum.

09.11.2016

President Lukashenko to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdogan November 11
President Lukashenko to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdogan November 11 On November 9, it was announced that formal negotiations of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held on November 11. They will take place at the Palace of Independence. The sides will discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral relations with emphasis on the intensification of trade and economic cooperation. The heads of state will exchange views on issues of regional and international agenda. The sides are also expected to sign several bilateral documents.

23.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to Turkey president following Gaziantep attack
Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to Turkey president following Gaziantep attack Turkey is holding funeral ceremonies related to massive loss of life in the recent terrorist attack at a wedding. In the evening, on August 20, the city of Gaziantep was shaken by an explosion: a teen of 12-14 years old exploded a suicide bomber's belt stuffed with TNT during a ceremony. The total number of victims to date has reached 54 people. The wedding was underway in the Turkish region populated by the Kurds. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities tend to suggest that the crime was committed by supporters of the Islamic State.

19.08.2016

Belarusian Embassy in Ankara recommends Belarusians to refrain from trips to Turkey
Belarusian Embassy in Ankara recommends Belarusians to refrain from trips to Turkey Belarus' embassy in Ankara has recommended Belarusian citizens not to travel to south-east Turkey. This is due to the recent terrorist attacks near the border with Syria. There were three explosions in which 13 people died. Another 300 injured were taken to hospital. Because of these events the country has increased the level of terrorist threat. Police presence in streets has increased. Vehicles will be examined with special predilection. After all, terrorists hid bombs in cars.

15.08.2016

Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region Last week, the Belarus President continued his working trip to the country's regions. This time the focus was on the Grodno region. The visit revealed a number of problems, from restoration of order at enterprises to personnel policy. 

19.07.2016

Turkey thanking Belarus for support during failed coup
Turkey thanking Belarus for support during failed coup Turkey is thanking Belarus for its support after a failed military coup and declaring a return to normalcy in the country. In particular, the diplomatic mission has expressed gratitude to the Belarusian authorities for their solidarity with the Turkish government. Alexander Lukashenko earlier sent a letter to the head of the Republic of Turkey with words of support. The embassy noted that there is no longer a state of emergency in Turkey.

18.07.2016

Belarusian Foreign Ministry recommends citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling to Turkey
Belarusian Foreign Ministry recommends citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling to Turkey The Embassy of Belarus in Turkey and the Belarusian Foreign Ministry recommend Belarusians to refrain from planned trips to Turkey until the situation is stabilized. Those who are in Turkey at this moment need to avoid mass gatherings.

03.07.2016

Istanbul airport attack: who is responsible and how to protect yourself?
Istanbul airport attack: who is responsible and how to protect yourself? In recent days, Brazilian authorities have said they are ready to ensure security and protect Olympians against terrorist attacks. This concerns everyone now since explosions are heard in different parts of the planet. This week, an explosion at the airport of the Turkish Istanbul killed more than 40 people and injured over 200. Alexei Volkov has more details.

29.06.2016

Belarusians arrive from Istanbul: "That was really creepy!"
Belarusians arrive from Istanbul: "That was really creepy!" After a series of terrorist attacks the Istanbul airport was closed. Now the interrupted air service has been restored. The Belarusian airline did not fly to Istanbul today but the planned flight of Turkish Airlines was on schedule. The CTV crew talked with the passengers from Istanbul who arrived after the attack.
Terrorist attack in Istanbul airport: No Belarusians among dead and injured
Terrorist attack in Istanbul airport: No Belarusians among dead and injured The number of victims of the terrorist attack in the Ataturk airport in Istanbul reached 36. About 200 are wounded. Some are in critical condition. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that no Belarusian citizens were among the dead and injured. According to recent reports, three explosions were heard at the entrance, exit and the parking lot of the international terminal of the airport the night before. The Government stated that the attack involved three suicide bombers. First, they opened fire with weapons and then detonated an explosive device.

20.04.2016

Fur revolution: Belarus first in Customs Union to introduce chips with goods info
Fur revolution: Belarus first in Customs Union to introduce chips with goods info Belarusian fur goods have been equipped with special chips which give full information about a particular article of clothing. You can obtain more information about goods with the help of such chips. According to specialists' research, such a marking system will let the fur business come out of the shadow. Belarus has just set foot in this sphere. 

17.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko partakes in OIC's Istanbul summit as guest of honor
Alexander Lukashenko partakes in OIC's Istanbul summit as guest of honor Let's start with the most important event of recent days. As many as 56 countries sent their representatives to Istanbul to the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

14.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko holds 5 meetings with Asian, Middle Eastern leaders during OIC summit
Alexander Lukashenko holds 5 meetings with Asian, Middle Eastern leaders during OIC summit Today, 14 April, on the sidelines of the OIC summit in Istanbul, Alexander Lukashenko held a series of meetings with world leaders. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite the workload and tiredness, met with his longtime friend Alexander Lukashenko closer to midnight. The Presidents have known each other since 2010. This is evident by a handshake.
President Lukashenko holds series of bilateral meetings at Istanbul's OIC summit
President Lukashenko holds series of bilateral meetings at Istanbul's OIC summit Alexander Lukashenko has met with Vice-President of Indonesia in Istanbul to discuss mutual trade and cooperation in industry. The two nations are interested in the establishment of a joint venture in Indonesia, which is experiencing a great need for trucks. Belarus can offer the entire range of vehicles.
OIC Summit in Istanbul: Alexander Lukashenko to speak April 14
Recep Tayyip Erdogan ready to visit Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the 13th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul. The Belarusian Head of State was invited to the forum as a special guest. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally met the summit participants. 
Turkey ready to increase investment in Belarus, develop tourism cooperation
Turkey ready to increase investment in Belarus, develop tourism cooperation Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko continues his working visit to Turkey. Last night, the Belarus head of state held talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The two leaders came to conclusion that it was time to restart the economic relations with an emphasis on trade. Belarus and Turkey intend to intensify work in this and other areas and adjust the roadmap of agreements.

13.04.2016

Belarus President arrives in Turkey on working visit
President Lukashenko arrives in Turkey on working visit President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has arrived in Turkey on a working visit. It is planned that on April 14, the Belarus head of state will attend the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul. The meeting will be held under the motto "Unity and solidarity in the name of justice and peace." Alexander Lukashenko is also set to meet with the Turkish President in the evening.

22.02.2016

Turkish industrial zone to appear in Grodno region
Turkish industrial zone to appear in Grodno region A Turkish industrial zone will appear in the Grodno region. For this, areas of ​​several hundred hectares in Lida, Smorgon and Grodno will be allocated. Such an agreement was reached during the visit of Turkish businessmen to Prinemansky region. There are several promising projects developing. They are connected with the creation of joint industrial enterprises as well as investing in tourism business.

18.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Ankara
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Ankara A wave of terrorist attacks has swept Turkey. In less than a day after the terrorist attack in Ankara, there has been another explosion. It thundered on the way of a military convoy in the south-east of the country. According to preliminary reports, several people were injured.  Meanwhile, new details have become known about the terrorist attack that occurred the day before. The attack was carried out by a Syrian citizen. He was identified by fingerprints. He is reported to be a member of the Kurdish movement. 

24.12.2015

Turkey airport
Explosion in Istanbul airport not to affect Belavia schedule An explosion occurred at the airport of Istanbul on December 23. It is possible that it was a terrorist attack. One woman was killed after being wounded in the head. Another person is heavily injured. According to one version, the explosive device could be in the cabin. The other version has it that the bomb was brought in a car. Now the police are looking for it. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

13.12.2015

Belarus President urges Russia, Turkey "to make at least half a step towards each other"
Belarus President urges Russia, Turkey 'to make at least half a step towards each other' In today's world, the role of small and medium-sized states is growing, stated the President of Belarus, speaking at the conference "The policy of neutrality: international cooperation for peace, security and development" in Ashgabat. Alexander Lukashenko was visiting Turkmenistan that December 12 celebrated the Day of Neutrality. The Belarusian President spoke at the international conference dedicated to that day. The forum should become one more step on the road to peace and stability in the world.

15.11.2015

Belarusian trucks, farm machinery to be assembled in Turkey
Belarusian trucks, farm machinery to be assembled in Turkey A shop to assemble Belarusian trucks and farm machinery will appear in Turkey. Belarus and Turkey reached the relevant agreement during an investment forum in Istanbul. On November 13 the event was completed by bilateral meetings of the Belarusian delegation with Turkish businessmen. The parties entered into new contracts and agreements on mutual investment.