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Virus shows weakness of global order: Turkish aide

ISTANBUL The novel coronavirus outbreak has revealed how weak the immune system of the global order is, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said Tuesday.  “The global system has been locked for around two...

Turkey condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

ANKARA  Turkey on Tuesday condemned recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan that reportedly killed almost 40 people and injured more than 75. "We are saddened by the news that terror attacks targeting...

Turkish president, German chancellor talk over phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish authorities said on Monday. Erdogan and Merkel discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the fight...

Turkish intel helps rescue abducted Italian aid worker

ANKARA Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) helped rescue a kidnapped Italian aid worker in Somalia, according to a security source on Sunday. Silvia Constanza Romano, 25, was abducted in Kenya’s southeastern...

Turkey's communications chief slams UK media reports

ANKARA Turkey’s communications director said Friday it is a pity that some media outlets have shown great interest in allegations that personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased in the UK from...

Turkey slams Israel's expansion of West Bank settlement

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday strongly condemned Israel’s plans to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the move was a "continuation of...

Turkey delivers supplies to 60+ countries amid pandemic

ANKARA Some two-thirds of the nations of the world have requested medical supplies from Turkey to fight coronavirus, and nearly half of these requests were met, said Turkey’s foreign minister...

Turkey continues to help neighbors fight coronavirus

TBILISI, Georgia/LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkey's state-run aid agency on Monday delivered food packages to people in need in Georgia and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). According...

Turkey denies harassing copter with Greek defense chief

ANKARA Turkey on Monday denied allegations that Turkish forces had harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos over the Aegean Sea. "Any harassment of the helicopter carrying Greece’s national...

'Turkey will continue to help its allies fight virus'

ANKARA Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s communications director said on Sunday. "We hear a lot...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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