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Turkey to become top electric vehicle producer: Erdogan

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey will become the top electric vehicle producer of the automotive industry, the nation's president said on Tuesday. Speaking at an event in the capital Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed...

Turkish railways taking goods to China, Russia, Europe

KIRIKKALE The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway route provides an uninterrupted supply of goods between London to Pekin, Turkey's transport minister said Friday. Adil Karaismailoglu told reporters in the central province Kirikkale that the...

Moody's: Turkey's reforms could lead to rating hike

LONDON A determined set of economic reforms that address the economy's structural imbalances while capitalizing on the country’s inherent strengths could lead to upward rating pressure over the medium term,...

SpaceX to launch Turkish satellite by year-end

ANKARA  SpaceX will launch the fourth Turkish satellite to orbit by the end of this year, an official said Tuesday. Ali Taha Koc, head of the country's Presidential Digital Transformation Office,...

Sanofi halts trials of failed COVID-19 drug

PARIS French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced Tuesday that it was halting clinical trials of its drug Kevzara for use against the novel coronavirus. Recent international clinical trials conducted with the drug...

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...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...