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Turkey: 10 FETO suspects arrested over terror ties

ANKARA Turkish police on Friday arrested 10 alleged members of FETO, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, as part of an investigation into terror group’s infiltrating the naval...

Turkey’s manufacturing PMI at 49 points in October

ANKARA  Turkey’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector stood at 49 points in October, according to a monthly business survey released Friday. The Istanbul Chamber of Industry report, done...

Turkey arrests 11 suspects over links to Daesh/ISIS

CANKIRI, Turkey  Some 11 suspects, including high-level targets, were arrested Friday in central Turkey over links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to a security source. As part of efforts against...

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...

Turkish court orders release of ex-opposition MP

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Thursday ordered release of a former opposition party lawmaker who was arrested on terrorism charges last year. In its ruling, the Istanbul Court of Justice sentenced...

Turkish court dismisses case against ex-military chief

ANKARA Turkey's Constitutional Court dismissed a case on Thursday against Ilker Basbug, the 26th chief of the general staff of Turkey, citing the failure to prosecute. The ex-military chief was accused...

'Turkey set to close out 2019 in positive territory'

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey will close out 2019 with positive growth figures, the country’s treasury and finance minister said on Thursday. Turkey will continue to support industry and the real sector, and...

Turkey: Police seize 135 kilograms of marijuana

BATMAN, Turkey Turkish security forces confiscated over 100 kilograms of marijuana in the country's southeast on Thursday. Anti-narcotic police teams in Batman province conducted an operation against traffickers of the contraband...

Foreign visits to Turkey climb in January-September

ANKARA Turkey attracted 36.4 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, marking a 14.5% rise, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Thursday. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya...

Turkey: Over 1.5 tons of illegal fuel seized

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Turkish police seized over 1.5 tons of illegal fuel in Istanbul and the country's northwest on Thursday, security sources said. Some 1.53 million liters of biodiesel fuel, the largest-ever...

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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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