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Amid US withdrawal, Turkey supports Open Skies Treaty

ANKARA With the pact under threat, Turkey wants to see continuation of the Open Skies Treaty for global stability and security, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.  “The Open Skies...

Fitch revises Turkey's outlook from negative to stable

BERLIN  Credit ratings agency Fitch revised Turkey's outlook from "negative" to "stable" on Friday and affirmed its “BB-“ rating. The agency also revised up its GDP forecast for 2019 by 0.8...

EU hopes to provide COVID-19 vaccines in a year

BRUSSELS The EU plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines to its member states within 12-18 months, according to its new strategy announced on Wednesday. The European Commission will sign agreements with vaccine...

25,000 die in Med. Sea over past 8 years: Erdogan

ISTANBUL Some 25,000 people, mostly women and children, have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the last eight years, the Turkish president said on Sunday.  “In the past eight years, 25,000...

Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Idlib over phone

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest situation in Libya and Idlib, northwestern Syria. According to...

Global coronavirus cases exceed 3.3M in four months

ANKARA The tally of coronavirus infections globally has exceeded 3.3 million on Friday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data showed that the number of virus-linked deaths reached 235,290,...

Turkey braving independence war-like fight: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is braving another war similar to the War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. “We are waging another war similar to the War of Independence, which we...

Turkey sees 98 more coronavirus deaths, toll rises to 1,296

ANKARA Turkey on Monday confirmed 98 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,296. The total number of registered...

Woman rescued 17 hours after deadly quake in Turkey

ELAZIG, Turkey A woman was rescued on Saturday from the rubble of a collapsed house 17 hours after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey. The live broadcast of rescue efforts showed...

N.Syria: Turkish army aids Syrians to resume daily life

TAL ABYAD, Syria Daily life in the Turkish-controlled Tal Abyad district in northern Syria has begun returning to normal after the area was recently cleared of terrorists with the assistance...

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On Liberation Day, Rwanda vows to defeat COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda’s president on Saturday marked the country’s 26th Liberation Day with a pledge to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, urging citizens to stand together...

Tourists enjoy healthy, safe vacation in Turkey

ANTALYA As Turkey has taken a full slate of measures to ensure the safety of local and international tourists amid the coronavirus outbreak, visitors are...

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...

Henry Onyekuru leaves Galatasaray

ANKARA Henry Onyekuru left Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray on Saturday at as his loan deal with the Istanbul football club concluded at the end of June. Following...

2 militants dead in Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Three Indian soldiers,...

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