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Turkey denies claims of deporting Syrians illegally

ANKARA The Directorate General of Migration Management said Friday the claim of Syrians being deported to Syria unlawfully did not reflect the truth and voluntary returns were provided in accordance...

Turkey issues travel warning for Iraq amid protests

ANKARA Turkey issued a travel warning Friday for Turks in Iraq as that country experience anti-government demonstrations. "Due to demonstrations ongoing in various provinces of Iraq including the capital Baghdad since...

Turkey neutralizes 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the nation’s Defense Ministry said on Friday. On Twitter, the ministry said the counter-terrorism operation was conducted in the Haftanin...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at weekly close

Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the week at 100,215.95 points on Friday, down 0.13% versus Thursday's close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 100,272.11 points. As of...

Nearly 900 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

ANKARA Security forces Friday held a total of 893 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the northwestern Edirne province of Turkey. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme forces...

FETO’s so-called 'Mexico imam' remanded on terror charges

ANKARA The so-called “Mexico imam” of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) was remanded in Turkey on Friday after he was arrested by Turkey’s intelligence body in an overseas operation, according to...

'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...

Terrorists wanted in Turkey 'neutralized'

ANKARA Turkish security forces neutralized eight PKK terrorists, including two wanted terrorists in the country’s east, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Friday. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in...

Turkey's exports to Balkans nearly hit $10B

ISTANBUL  Turkey saw a total of $9.8 billion export to Balkans in the first nine months of 2019, a 3.7% increase compared to the same period last year, according to...

Turkey: FETO ringleader’s niece arrested

ISTANBUL The U.S.-based ringleader of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) Fetullah Gulen’s niece was arrested on Friday, according to a security source. Zeynep Gulen used a fake identity during a regular police...

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Erdogan to discuss issues of Islamic world in Malaysia

ANKARA The Turkish president is set to attend a summit in Malaysia where participants will discuss the problems plaguing the Islamic world, officials said Sunday. Recep...

Turkey's Erdogan congratulates new Algerian president

ANKARA Turkey's president on Saturday called his recently-elected Algerian counterpart to congratulate him on his election victory. Turkish sources said during the phone call, Recep Tayyip...

Turkish official slams US resolution on Armenian events

ANKARA Turkey’s energy and natural resources minister Thursday lashed out at the U.S. resolution recognizing Armenian claims of 1915 events. "I hope that they would return...

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