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Turkey: 3 inactive vaccines ready for human testing

ANKARA  Turkey’s health minister announced early Wednesday that three inactive COVID-19 vaccine candidates are ready for human trials.  Fahrettin Koca said 17 different COVID-19 vaccine candidates are currently being developed in...

Turkish FM meets owner of firm targeted in Somalia

ANKARA Turkey’s top diplomat on Tuesday met the owner of the Turkish company targeted in a recent terrorist attack in Somalia. Mevlut Cavusoglu hosted Hidayet Zorlu, owner of Turkish company En-Ez,...

New Turkish 5A satellite set for launch from US Thursday

ISTANBUL A new Turkish communications satellite is set to be launched by technology company SpaceX late Thursday by a Falcon 9 rocket taking off from the US East Coast. The satellite...

Turkey deals heavy blow to drug trafficking in 2020

ANKARA Turkey effectively continued its war on drug trafficking in 2020, the country's interior minister said on Sunday. Sharing details of Turkey’s war on drug trade on Twitter, Suleyman Soylu said...

Turkish cargo plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a flock of birds shortly after...

Turkey reports over 11,100 more virus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported 11,180 new coronavirus cases and 202 more fatalities on Saturday. According to the Health Ministry’s latest data, the new cases include 1,713 symptomatic patients. Turkey’s overall case count is...

Turkey confirms 1st cases of UK coronavirus strain

ANKARA Turkey announced its first cases of the UK coronavirus variant on Friday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken. “In the investigations made due to the mutation originating...

Turkish police seize over 21 kg of meth in anti-drug op

SIIRT, Turkey   Turkish police seized 21.2 kilograms (over 46 pounds) of methamphetamine Friday from a vehicle in the country's southeast, according to a security source. Police teams seized the drugs after...

Turkey reports over 14,000 new COVID-19 infections

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday reported 14,380 more infections and 239 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours. According to Health Ministry data, the new cases include 2,219...

Turkey going into holiday curfew

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey will start a nationwide curfew spanning the traditional New Year's holiday starting Thursday until early Jan. 4 as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...