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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...

France reports over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases

France registered 21,825 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 3.9 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 130 people lost the battle against the virus in the last...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...