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Turkey donates 10,000 books to Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN  Turkey's Professional Organization of Authors of Intellectual and Artistic Works (ILESAM) on Monday donated 10,000 Turkish books to the libraries in Kazakhstan. As part of book donation project to Turkic...

Cappadocia: 1st Turkish-made hot air balloon takes off

NEVSEHIR, Turkey The Turkish industry and technology minister was in Turkey's scenic Cappadocia region on Monday to ride the country's first domestically-made hot air balloon. Mustafa Varank inspected the vessel produced...

Turkey: Legendary actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

ANKARA Yildiz Kenter, a veteran actress of Turkish cinema and theatre, passed away in Istanbul on Sunday. She was 91 years old. Kenter had been undergoing intensive care at Istanbul's American...

BRICS countries to establish Human Milk Bank network

ANKARA The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to establish Human Milk Bank as an outcome of 11th BRICS summit in Brazil. "We also welcome the creation...

Turkey to host 20th International Piano Festival

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey will host the 20th International Piano Festival in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Saturday. Antalya will host national and international artists on Nov. 16-30, the metropolitan...

Turkish director awarded honorary title in Italy

ROME  Italy’s Salento University honored famed Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek on Thursday. He was awarded the title “Ambassador of Salento” for his fundamental role in promoting Salento in southeast Italy and...

3D images of Noah's Ark to be shown in documentary

ISTANBUL The ship-shaped formation discovered half a century ago in eastern Turkey has opened new horizons about Noah’s Ark with its three-dimensional images. Discovered in 1959 in the Dogubayazit district of...

Gastronomy world gathers in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A major gastronomy event, Sirha Istanbul, which exhibits both food and non-food products, kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday with a wide participation. Held at the Istanbul Congress Center, the...

Ethiopia: Turkish experts give transplant presentation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A Turkish delegation on Thursday gave presentations on organ transplantation and intensive care to Ethiopian officials as part of a project, International Transplant Network (ITN). In the instructional...

Turkey to stage classic Czardas Princess

ANKARA The Turkish State Opera and Ballet will perform the classic Czardas Princess next week. The operetta by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kalman will be held in the Mediterranean resort city of...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...