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Turkey to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

ISTANBUL With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said...

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, according to the Health Ministry...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a sweat, on May 1 Labor...

Turkey to receive 1st set of Sputnik V in May

ANKARA Turkey expects to receive the first shipment of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine during May, said the country's health minister on Friday. "So far, Turkey administered nearly 23 million...

COVID: Turkey announces full lockdown starting Thursday

ANKARA Turkey will enforce a full lockdown from Thursday evening until May 17 to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country's president announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters following a three-hour...

In a first, Turkish car receives int'l design award

ANKARA In a first, a Turkish car has been crowned one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, Turkey's Automobile Initiative Group (TOGG) said in a statement on...

Turkey reports over 55,800 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday reported 55,802 new coronavirus cases, including 3,101 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry data. Turkey’s overall case tally is now over 4.26 million, while the nationwide...

'Restoration of Hagia Sophia sets example for world'

ISTANBUL Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia Mosque underwent restoration using the most advanced techniques setting an example for the world, said the provincial director of culture and tourism. Dr. Coskun Yilmaz stated...

Turkey marks death anniversary of eight president

ISTANBUL The death anniversary of Turkey's eighth President Turgut Ozal was marked on Saturday with a ceremony that was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ozal's family and government officials. Among...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including 2,723 symptomatic patients, were confirmed...

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Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told...

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...