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Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds from YPG/PKK attack

ANKARA A Turkish soldier has succumbed to injuries sustained in a YPG/PKK terror attack last month in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The soldier was injured on Oct....

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...

Civil engineer dies after mosque collapse in Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey A civil engineer was found dead Saturday after a mosque's structural framework collapsed the previous day in the Sahinbey district here in southeastern Turkey. Search and rescue efforts lasted...

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...

Turkey posts nearly $681M trade surplus with EU in Sept

ANKARA Turkey posted a surplus of some €618 million ($681 million) in its trade with the European Union in September, the block's statistical office announced on Friday. According to the Eurostat...

Daesh/ISIS terrorist extradited to US, says Turkey

ANKARA A Daesh/ISIS terrorist who was stranded at the Turkey-Greece border has been extradited to the U.S., Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Friday. Muhammad Darwis B., reportedly an American of...

Turkey: Families protesting PKK seek global support

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Families, who claim their children were abducted by PKK terror group through an opposition political party have sought international help.  Accusing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of the abduction of...

Total turnover in Turkish economy improves in Sept

ANKARA  The total turnover of Turkish economy surged 4.8% year-on-year in September this year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reported Friday. Annual rises in turnover indices of trade and construction offset...

Turkey: Private sector external debt down in September

ISTANBUL Turkey's outstanding short-term foreign private sector debt dropped in September, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) said on Friday. The private sector's short-term external loans -- excluding...

Turkey's unemployment rate stands at 14% in August

ANKARA Turkey's unemployment rate stood at 14.0% this August, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The unemployment rate climbed 2.9 percentage points year-on-year, TurkStat said. The number of jobless people aged...

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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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