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Turkish Airlines to resume int’l flights on June 18

ISTANBUL Turkish Airlines will resume international flights to six European countries on June 18. The countries include Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, according to a statement from Turkey's flag...

SpaceX rocket successfully takes off on historic flight

ANKARA/WASHINGTON SpaceX, the private rocket company of entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two US NASA astronauts toward orbit from the state of Florida on Saturday in a historic mission. SpaceX's Falcon 9...

Turkish health tourism reopens to patients worldwide

ANKARA  Following its success against the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey is now accepting health tourism patients from countries worldwide. After accepting patients from 31 countries, Turkey’s Health Ministry announced Thursday that people...

Turkey assures 70 countries of its tourism safety

ANKARA Turkey started to carry out telephone diplomacy with 70 countries to inform them about the country’s health infrastructure over the pandemic, the culture and tourism minister said Sunday. Turkey in...

Turkish hotels get ready for tourism season amid virus

ANTALYA, Turkey  Hotels in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya are getting prepared for the tourism season with the normalization period over the pandemic. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week...

Qatar Airways offers 100,000 medical staff free tickets

DOHA Qatar Airways announced Monday that it will give away 100,000 free tickets to healthcare professionals worldwide as a way of thanking them for “their heroic work looking after people...

Turkey removes 3 foreign banks' FX transactions ban

ISTANBUL Turkey on Monday removed foreign exchange transactions bans with Turkish lira for three foreign banks -- BNP Paribas, Citibank, and UBS. After banks fulfilled their Turkish lira commitments, the restrictions...

Turkey's great success: Producing ventilators in 2 weeks amid pandemic

ISTANBUL Turkey, just in two weeks, achieved to start mass production of mechanical ventilators which are critical in treating the novel coronavirus, while the whole world is looking for these...

Turkey's Central Bank cuts interest rates 100 bps

ANKARA The Central Bank of Turkey on Wednesday reduced its one-week repo rate 100 basis points. The bank's policy rate -- also known as the one-week repo rate -- fell to...

Turkish Airlines halts domestic flights till April 20

ANKARA Turkish Airlines on Friday announced that due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, it will suspend all domestic service until April 20.  On the heels of earlier flight suspensions due to...

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Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

Putin jokes about hanging LGBT symbol on US Embassy

MOSCOW  The US Embassy in Russia shows who is employed at the facility by hanging a LGBT banner on its building, Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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