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Erdogan due in Qatar in first post-virus overseas trip

ANKARA The president of Turkey is due in Qatar for a day-long working visit on Thursday, in his first overseas trip since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a...

Turkish president welcomes 'promising' economic figures

ANKARA  Turkey's economic figures showed promising developments in June amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the nation's president said Wednesday. "Initial figures for June signal promising developments in this respect," Recep Tayyip...

US could see 100,000 daily coronavirus cases: Fauci

WASHINGTON The US could see as many as 100,000 new coronavirus infections daily, the nation's top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday. "We are now having 40,000+ new cases...

Turkey's economy in 'strong recovery period': President

ANKARA Turkey is in a "very strong recovery period" based on preliminary economic data for this June, the country's president said on Monday. Turkey's economic confidence index rose sharply to 73.5...

Iran launches investigation into killing of Soleimani

ISTANBUL Iran launched Monday an investigation into the 36 suspects, who were allegedly involved in the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in early January in Iraq, according to...

Factory trial start for 1st Turkish-made electric train

SAKARYA, Turkey Factory acceptance trials have begun for Turkey's first indigenous electric train, a senior official said Monday. Even during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Turkey Wagon Industry Corporation's (TUVASAS) personnel...

Turkey marks 2,229th anniversary of Turkish Land Forces

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday celebrated the 2,229th anniversary of the Turkish Land Forces, one of the oldest armies in the world. In a tweet, the Turkish Presidency said the country celebrates...

Turkey's COVID-19 recoveries exceed 170,000 mark

ANKARA  Turkey announced on Sunday 1,413 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to over 170,000, according to the country’s health minister. A total...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts western Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Mugla on Sunday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck...

Turkey to realize one of largest environmental projects

ANKARA When the Ergene Basin Action Plan is completed, Turkey will have one of Europe's largest environmental projects, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. Erdogan said Turkey will resolutely continue...

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Nearly 300 Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey  Nearly 300 asylum seekers have been held in western Turkey for attempting to reach Europe illegally, a security source said Tuesday. A total of...

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...

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