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Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

ANKARA Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya's legitimate government. Speaking at a virtual meeting of Atlantic...

Turkey marks 567th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest

ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated on Friday the 567th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul, dubbed as the start of a new era. Istanbul, an international city, was besieged 28 times throughout history...

Turkey resumes mass prayers after pandemic lockdown

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday partially resumed mass prayers in mosques, including Friday prayers, as the country began easing measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic. After a 74-day-halt due to measures to...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden confronts Turkey in the vast external realm

The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL  “By painful experience over the centuries there has...

Turkey’s exports total $9B in April

ISTANBUL  Turkey's exports dropped by 41.4% year-on-year in April to reach $8.99 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The country's imports also fell by 25% to stand at $13.55...

US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

WASHINGTON A fire broke out at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct building late Thursday amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after...

Turkey’s president condoles with George Floyd's family

ANKARA  Turkey’s president offered condolences Thursday to the family of George Floyd over his death.  “I believe that the perpetrators of this inhumane act shall receive the punishment they deserve. We...

Turkey imposes weekend virus curfew in 15 provinces

ANKARA Turkey imposed a two-day curfew in 15 provinces beginning midnight Friday in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus that has claimed nearly 4,500 lives in...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries exceed 124,000

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday confirmed more than 124,000 recoveries from coronavirus as the country began lifting restrictions against the pandemic, according to the Health Ministry. Some 1,182 new cases were reported...

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...

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COVID-19 cases up to 224 in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar reported a surge in COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing its tally to 224.  Of the total, six have died and 130 made full recoveries,...

Turkish coast guard rescues 60 asylum seekers

IZMIR, Turkey  The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 60 asylum seekers Friday in the Aegean Sea.    Acting on a tip, rescue teams reached asylum seekers who...

World Health Organization sends 31 tons of aid to Yemen

ADEN, Yemen At least 31 tons of medical supplies and medicine sent by the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Yemen, that country’s official news...

COVID-19: Turkey reaches 14.5M in homes with aid

ANKARA  The Turkish government's Vefa Support Group have reached millions of citizens, proving essential services in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish interior minister...

COVID-19 forecast to decimate Latin American job market

BOGOTA, Colombia Projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization indicate the coronavirus pandemic will cost...

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