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Turkish economy back to normalization after US, Russia deal

ANKARA For a long time, Turkey has been exposed to problems due to an eight-year civil war in Syria and fighting terrorism, putting additional pressures on its economy. But for...

Turkish parties slam EP lawmakers' decision on Syria op

ANKARA In a joint statement, the Turkish parliament on Thursday condemned the European Parliament's (EP) decision over the country’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria. "We, as the political parties appear in...

'Turkey aims to achieve zero waste by 2023'

KOCAELI, Turkey The concept of cities need to be reinterpreted as it requires new solutions on transportation, security and waste management, Turkey’s first lady said on Friday. Speaking at Kartepe Summit...

Turkey: Mothers' sit-in against PKK continues

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Dozens of families have been staging a sit-in protest against the PKK terror group in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir outside the provincial office of a Turkish opposition...

Turkey seizes more than 100 kg of heroin

KONYA More than 115 kilograms (roughly 253 pounds) of heroin were seized in an anti-narcotics operation by police in Turkey’s central Konya province, a police source said on Monday. As many...

'We should support Turkish president on his US visit'

ANKARA  The leader of a Turkish opposition party on Wednesday urged support for Turkey’s president ahead of his meeting in Washington with his U.S. counterpart. "Foreign policy is a national policy,...

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...

Turkey responds to YPG/PKK attacks in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkish security forces have given the necessary response to harassment and attacks carried out by YPG/PKK terrorists, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "Harassment and attacks with mortars and...

India celebrates 55 years of scholarship program

ANKARA The Indian Embassy in Ankara on Thursday celebrated 55 years of a fully funded scholarship program which was started with the goal of promoting cooperation among developing countries. Alumni of...

Arrest warrant issued for released FETO terror member

ANKARA Istanbul prosecutors on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a recently released member of FETO, the terror group responsible for the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey. The warrant was issued...

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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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