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Spain thanks Turkey for authorizing ventilators

ANKARA  Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya thanked Turkey on Saturday for authorizing medical supply Spain purchased amid coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Spanish media's claims. "Thank you, Turkey and Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 501

ANKARA  Turkey confirmed Saturday that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 501. The total number of confirmed...

Heart patients advised 'extra caution' during pandemic

ANTALYA  People suffering from cardiovascular diseases are more susceptible to coronavirus as their immune systems are weak, a Turkish health expert said on Friday. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Omer Bayezid...

US buys out France-bound Chinese masks right off tarmac

PARIS The U.S. has bought out a large shipment of Chinese-made face masks originally bound for France right before they were shipped off from airports in China, according to French...

Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,685

ANKARA A total of 129 people in Iran have died of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 1,685, said an Iranian health official on...

Coronavirus worldwide death toll climbs past 13,000

ANKARA The worldwide death toll from coronavirus on Sunday topped 13,000, while the number of confirmed cases also rose to nearly 307,300, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The country with...

Erdogan assures Turkey as coronavirus cases grow

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured the nation Saturday about efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, saying Turkey is doing its duty with its institutions to serve its citizens. “I...

Turkey confirms 2nd death from coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey on Wednesday confirmed its second death from coronavirus. "We have lost a 61-year-old male patient. I wish Allah's mercy upon him," said the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in...

Turkey shuts bars, nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

ANKARA   Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Interior Ministry on Sunday ordered the closure across all 81...

Turkey: Passengers from Umrah quarantined in dormitories

ANKARA All passengers returning from the Umrah pilgrimage since last night have been placed in separate rooms of dormitories as part of coronavirus quarantine measures, the Turkish health minister announced...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...