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EU foreign policy chief due in Turkey

ANKARA The European Union foreign policy chief will arrive in Turkey Monday for two days of talks to discuss EU-Turkey relations and regional developments, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "The Vice-President...

Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due...

Turkey brings back 90,000+ citizens from 130 countries

ANKARA Turkey has brought back more than 90,000 citizens from 130 countries so far as part of its evacuation efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s top diplomat said on...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

1,200+ recover from COVID-19 in 24 hours: Turkish health minister

ANKARA More than 1,200 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Saturday. Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that overall...

Turkey on track to be world's 'healthcare hub'

ISTANBUL Turkey’s healthcare system, growing stronger with each passing day, will make Turkey an international hub for quality medical care, said Turkey's health minister on Saturday. Speaking at the inauguration of...

Turkey sent virus aid to 138 countries: President

ANKARA Turkey to date has sent medical aid to 138 countries to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Turkey’s president on Saturday. "We have sent medical equipment and supplies to...

‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

Turkey to use agricultural potential to fullest

ISTANBUL  Turkey will use its agricultural potential to the fullest as it saw the benefits of self-sufficiency during the pandemic, according to the country's president on Friday. “The first three sections...

Turkey tries 20 Saudis in absentia in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday began trying 20 Saudi nationals in absentia over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi was killed...

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India: COVID-19 death count crosses 20,000

NEW DELHI  India’s death count due to COVID-19 crossed 20,000 on Tuesday with 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health...

Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

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.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

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