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Colombia thanks Turkey for 250 hospital beds amid virus

ANKARA Colombia thanked Turkey on Monday for donating 250 hospital beds to the country in efforts to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.  "Thanks to the Turkish Embassy and TIKA Colombia, the...

Turkey sends 2nd patch of medical supplies to UK

ANKARA A Turkish military cargo plane carrying second patch of medical supplies departed on Sunday for the U.K. in a bid to help the coronavirus combat. "At the direction of President...

Turkey to send medical aid to Israel, Palestine

ISTANBUL Turkey will send medical aid to Israel and Palestine to help them battle coronavirus, the country’s presidential spokesman said on Sunday. “There was a demand for medical aid from Israel,...

Spain thanks Turkey for authorizing ventilators

ANKARA  Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya thanked Turkey on Saturday for authorizing medical supply Spain purchased amid coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Spanish media's claims. "Thank you, Turkey and Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Turkey authorizes transfer of ventilators to Spain

ANKARA Turkish foreign minister on Saturday said the government authorized the transfer of ventilators to Spain, and dismissed reports claiming that the Turkish administration sought to confiscate medical equipment amid...

Italy, Spain thank Turkey for medical aid

ROME Italy and Spain’s foreign ministers thanked Turkey on Wednesday for helping their countries combat the novel coronavirus. “Today's help is very important to us. We thank President Erdogan, Foreign...

Erdogan, Macron, Merkel to have video call amid fear of virus

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have a video conference call with France leader and German chancellor for a summit on March 17 over the fears of coronavirus, presidential...

Turkey working to broker permanent cease-fire in Idlib

ANKARA  Turkey is working to extend the temporary cease-fire in Syria's opposition-held province of Idlib to a permanent one, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday. "Currently, efforts are being made to...

Turkey retaliates attack on troops in Idlib: Official

ANKARA Turkey's presidential spokesman on Monday condemned the Bashar al-Assad regime forces’ attack on Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria, which left four soldiers martyred and nine others injured. "I wish Allah's...

Turkish Speaker: Jerusalem is always red line for us

ANKARA Turkey’s parliament speaker criticized the U.S. Middle East peace plan late Tuesday, saying "Jerusalem is always a red line for us." "Turkey's stance on the Palestinian issue is in line...

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...

Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

MOSCOW Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin. "The meeting did take place, but...

Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between...