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Brazil's virus death toll tops 50,000

ANKARA  Brazil has reported 641 more deaths from coronavirus over the past day, becoming the second country worldwide with a death toll topping 50,000. The country's Health Ministry said Monday the...

COVID-19: China locks down 11 neighborhoods in capital

ANKARA China has locked down 11 residential communities in Beijing following a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country's capital, state-run media reports said on Monday. Authorities already closed...

China confirms highest COVID-19 cases in 2 months

JAKARTA China on Saturday reported the highest number of novel coronavirus cases in two months, with 57 new cases in the last 24 hours, health officials reported. China’s National Health Commission...

More than 3.5M recover from coronavirus globally

ANKARA Global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 3.5 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed a total of 3.504,346 patients won their battle against...

Flights between Turkey, UK to resume as of June 11

ANKARA Daily scheduled flights between Turkey and the UK will resume as of June 11, the British Embassy in Ankara announced on Twitter. "Turkish Airlines will operate 1 daily flight from...

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000

ANKARA  The number of global novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6.91 million, while the death toll topped 400,000 mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins...

Turkey opens another emergency hospital in Istanbul

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday opened an emergency hospital in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul as part of the country's continued fight against the pandemic. The new Yesilkoy Prof. Dr. Murat Dilmener Emergency...

Global coronavirus cases cross 5.5M mark

ANKARA The number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 5.5 million on Tuesday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data showed worldwide deaths reached 346,300, while...

COVID-19: 11 new cases in China, 16 in South Korea

ANKARA  China and South Korea recorded new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while Australia and New Zealand are easing the measures. Eleven people were found to have contracted the...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr amid coronavirus measures

ANKARA Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated worldwide Sunday under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally, the Eid is a...

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EU lawmaker marks Turkey's July 15 coup bid anniversary

ANKARA A senior member of European Parliament on Thursday commemorated the Turkish people who stood up for democracy on the July 15, 2016 defeated coup,...

Top Turkish diplomat greets new Azerbaijani counterpart

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday congratulated his newly appointed Azerbaijani counterpart. "I congratulate the new Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and wish him...

New COVID-19 cases in Spain jump above 1,300

OVIEDO, Spain Spain’s Ministry of Health registered 1,361 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest one-day jump registered since May 21. Since the state of alarm...

1 more Azerbaijani soldier martyred by Armenian army

ANKARA One more Azerbaijani soldier was martyred by Armenian troops in border clashes which escalated since Sunday, the country's Defense Ministry announced on Thursday. Starting from...

Reports of filling Nile dam false, Ethiopia tells Sudan

KHARTOUM Ethiopia has informed Sudan that it has not started filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudan's Foreign Ministry said on...

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