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France reports over 26,300 new COVID-19 cases

By Yusuf Ozcan PARIS France registered 26,343 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 4.07 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 140 people lost the battle against the virus in...

Turkey’s ‘Alps’: Mergabutan Ski Center

By Merve Ozlem Cakir ANKARA Turkey’s Mergabutan Plateau has been transformed into a ski resort that has become a favorite of both local and foreign tourists, Turkey’s industry and technology minister...

‘Coronavirus warriors’ ask people to follow measures

By Mesut Karaduman TEKIRDAG, Turkey Nurses in northwestern Turkey fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the front lines said Sunday they want everyone to follow precautions to reduce the burden on health...

AstraZeneca reiterates safety of vaccine amid concerns

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca issued a statement Sunday reiterating the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine based on scientific evidence amid concerns over reports of people developing blood clots after receiving...

Ireland suspends Oxford vaccine rollout over clot fears

LONDON Following similar moves by other EU countires last week, Ireland on Sunday suspended the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of serious blood clots. After consulting with the Norwegian...

No need to stop use of 'excellent' AstraZeneca jab: WHO

GENEVA Amid concerns over side effects and suspension of its use in several countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said the AstraZeneca vaccine is “excellent” and the world...

Thailand suspends use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Thailand on Friday suspended the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine following a ban in several European countries over reports of severe or fatal blood clots in vaccinated people. The country's...

Turkish co-production gets nod for British film award

ISTANBUL A Turkish film co-production about the 1995 Srebrenica genocide has gotten two nominations in Britain’s BAFTA awards, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) announced Thursday. Jasmila Zbanic was nominated...

Syrian refugee became stonemason in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey After arriving in Turkey eight years ago from war-torn Syria, Abdulvahid Gibeysh now makes a living from turning stones into trays. Gibeysh, 59, a father of seven, arrived in...

Greece registers most daily virus cases in weeks

ATHENS Greece registered 3,215 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record since the beginning of the year, with the most occurring in the capital. Athens recorded 1,572 new cases, nearly half the...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

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. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...