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Istanbul Airport 1st to get global health accreditation

ANKARA  Istanbul Airport on Wednesday became the first worldwide to receive a new health accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI). "We congratulate Istanbul for being the first airport to be...

Erdogan lays cornerstone for Turkey’s 1st car plant

ISTANBUL Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the cornerstone for the country's first indigenous car plant. “We plan to complete the factory in 18 months and take our...

WTO: Saudi Arabia promotes pirate sports broadcaster

ANKARA The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled Tuesday that Saudi Arabia promoted pirate sports broadcaster beoutQ in its dispute with Qatar's beIN Sports. "Qatar has established that Saudi Arabia has not...

Turkey to gradually resume int'l flights from June 10

ANKARA Turkey plans to resume international flights to 40 countries gradually as of June 10, the transport and infrastructure minister said on Thursday. The international flights from Turkey will carry passengers...

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...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...