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Turkey's gas reserve volumes in Black Sea expected to rise

ISTANBUL  The increasing exploration and drilling efforts for new wells after Turkey's Fatih drillship discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in the Black Sea is about to...

Turkey administers over 29.78M vaccine shots to date

ANKARA Turkey has so far administered over 29.78 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, according to official figures released on Thursday. More...

Erdogan, Putin among leaders Biden will meet on first overseas trip

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden is preparing on Thursday to embark on his first overseas trip next week, including stops in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. Biden will meet several leaders...

Turkey opens new mosque in popular Istanbul square

ISTANBUL Turkey's president on Friday inaugurated a new mosque in Istanbul's popular Taksim Square. "Our mosque has already taken its distinguished place among the symbols of Istanbul," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Turkish health minister urges vaccination for families of health staff

GENEVA Turkey's health minister on Monday urged the world to vaccinate the families of healthcare workers against coronavirus, as the UN health agency said the pandemic has killed at least...

Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full lockdown in the coming hours. A...

Israel kills 42 Palestinians in overnight raids on Gaza residential area

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes on a residential area in Gaza City at dawn on Sunday, leaving at least 42 Palestinians killed, with most of them...

Israel bombards ministry buildings in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Israeli warplanes on Sunday bombarded two buildings in Gaza Strip that had offices of Palestinian labor and social development ministries, the government's media office said. In a statement, media...

Turkey to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

ISTANBUL With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said...

'Turkey will forever stand by Palestinians in their fight for freedom'

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 73nd anniversary of Nakba, or The Catastrophe. On Twitter, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Palestinian people...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...