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Turkey: Legendary actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

ANKARA Yildiz Kenter, a veteran actress of Turkish cinema and theatre, passed away in Istanbul on Sunday. She was 91 years old. Kenter had been undergoing intensive care at Istanbul's American...

Erdogan says disrespectful to define YPG/PYD as Kurds

ISTANBUL Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Saturday his urge for distinguishing PKK terrorists from Kurdish people.  “It is disrespect to define the YPG and the PYG as the Kurds,” Erdogan...

Turkey: 4 mayors dismissed over alleged terror links

MARDIN / SANLIURFA, Turkey Four mayors in eastern Turkey on Saturday were dismissed for allegedly supporting terrorism. The mayors of Suruc in Sanliurfa as well as the Mazidagi, Savur, and Derik...

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul ends week up

ANKARA Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended the day up 1.54% points to close at 105,379.71 points on Friday. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 104,474.89 points. As of...

Moody's rises Turkey's growth rate forecast

ANKARA   International credit ratings agency Moody's on Thursday upgraded Turkey's economic growth forecast owing to the country's growth-friendly fiscal policy. "Turkey's recovery is stronger than previously expected, but aggressive stimulus and...

Turkey slaps travel ban on ex-MI6 officer's wife

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities have slapped a travel ban on the wife of a former British intelligence officer who was found dead in Istanbul, judicial sources said Thursday. Swedish citizen Emma Hedvig...

Turkey remembers 1944 deportation of Ahiska Turks

ANKARA  Turkey will continue to “actively support the just cause” of Ahiska Turks, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement marking the 75th anniversary of deportation of thousands during Soviet...

Armenian groups, PKK terror backers team against Turkey

ANKARA Armenian groups in the U.S. are working with supporters of the terrorist PKK to protest the Turkish president's visit to the U.S. on Wednesday. The Armenian National Committee of America...

IMF: Turkey's economic challenges could be solved domestically

ANKARA / BERLIN  Although Turkey’s vulnerabilities remain high, they can be solved domestically if the right policies are put in place, Donal McGettigan, the IMF's mission chief to Turkey has...

Fitch Ratings upgrades Turkish banks' outlooks

ANKARA Credit ratings agency Fitch has upgraded the outlooks of 20 Turkish banks to stable from negative. The move follows a similar upgrade of the outlook on Turkey's long-term issuer default...

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Turkish FM slams hypocrisy of EU Parliament head

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister slammed EU Parliament's President David Sassoli over his claim about the content of their meeting on Wednesday. The two met in Brussels. After...

Syria: YPG/PKK supporters attack Russian army vehicle

AYN AL-ARAB, Syria/ANKARA Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group on Monday assaulted Russian military vehicles conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military in northern Syria. YPG/PKK...

US no longer has role in peace process: Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Palestine The Palestinian Authority condemned an announcement Monday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israeli settlements in the West Bank will no...

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