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UN revives call for slavery, colonialism payouts

UNITED NATIONS   A United Nations official revived calls Wednesday for governments to pay financial reparations to victims of the historic slave trade in a move likely to prove controversial in...

Turkey donates kitchen tools to orphanage in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh Turkey's state-run aid agency donated kitchen appliances and cleaning equipment to an orphanage in Bangladesh, the charity said on Monday. Addressing the handover ceremony, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency...

Nearly 28,000 illicit pills seized in Turkey

ADANA/TEKIRDAG, Turkey  Turkish security forces on Tuesday seized nearly 28,000 illicit pills in southeastern province of Adana, security sources said. Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotics team of police conducted an...

Turkish film director to receive Italian Order of Merit

ROME An acclaimed Turkish film director is slated to receive the Italian Order of Merit, the country’s highest honor, sources told Anadolu Agency on Monday. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but...

Millions march to Iraq for Arbaeen pilgrimage      

TEHRAN Braving intense heat, sand storms, and precarious security situation, millions of Shia Muslims from different corners of the world converge at one place and cover vast swathes of land...

Passenger traffic at Istanbul Airport surpasses 40M

ANKARA The Istanbul Airport welcomed over 40 million air passengers since its opening last year, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said Monday. A total of 252,795 flights (63,856 domestic and 188,939...

Art colony in Turkey changing lives of special children

ANKARA  A Turkish art colony has boosted self-confidence of nearly 500 special children by encouraging them to socialize and perform arts in the last six years. “We host 81 children with...

Kenya’s Grand Mosque hosts people of all faiths

NAIROBI, Kenya The largest mosque in East Africa located in the heart of Kenya’s capital Nairobi hosted people of all faiths on Saturday. The people were invited to the Jamia (Grand)...

Turkey: Syrian women find peace, trade at soap workshop

MARDIN, Turkey Hand-in-hand with locals, Syrian women who took shelter in a Turkish border city are taking back their lives through making natural soap with support from a nonprofit group. “Friendship...

Anadolu Agency becomes minorities’ voice in N Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia  A documentary film about minorities living in North Macedonia was screened Friday in the capital of Skopje. "Cultural Integration of Minority Groups" was prepared by Skopje-based Roman Culture...

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Turkish, Russian ruling parties discuss virus, east Med

ANKARA Senior officials of the ruling parties of Turkey and Russia on Thursday discussed the novel coronavirus pandemic and developments in the eastern Mediterranean via...

Ample monetary stimulus necessary, says ECB's Lagarde

ANKARA An ample monetary stimulus remains necessary to support the economic recovery in euro area economy, said the head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Following...

US sprinter gets 18-month ban for missing dope tests

ANKARA US Olympic sprinter Deajah Stevens got 18-month ban for missing doping tests, said Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Thursday. "The @WorldAthletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned...

EU re-issues travel restriction from Serbia, Montenegro

BRUSSELS EU countries decided to reintroduce travel restrictions for those who will travel from Serbia and Montenegro. Under the new rules, only residents of Algeria, Australia,...

Turkey marks 46th anniversary of Cyprus peace operation

ANKARA Turkey's National Defense Ministry shared photos of the country's 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation on Twitter, marking its 46th anniversary. It posted four contemporary photographs on...

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