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Over 110.1M COVID vaccine jabs administered in Turkey to date

ANKARA  Turkey has administered over 110.16 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Saturday. More than 53.9 million people...

Turkey to showcase its top-notch Teknofest in other countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey will showcase its top-notch technology event Teknofest in other countries, the Turkish president said on Saturday. Addressing Turkey's largest technology and aviation event Teknofest 2021 at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport,...

Turkish president hails country's economic performance during pandemic

ANKARA  The Turkish president on Monday hailed the country’s economic performance during the pandemic, while "the economies across the world were shaken." “In such a difficult period, Turkey has been extremely...

Turkish president marks Jewish community's Rosh Hashanah

ANKARA The Turkish president on Monday conveyed warm wishes to the Jewish community on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In a message released by the Communications Directorate, Recep Tayyip...

Turkey determined to maintain in-person learning, says President

ANKARA As pupils in Turkey returned to classes on Monday after a long COVID-19 break, the nation’s president vowed to maintain in-person learning with strict measures in place. “With the...

212 coins, other historical objects seized in northwestern Turkey

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Security forces on Monday seized 212 coins and other historical artifacts in Turkey’s northwestern Tekirdag province on Monday. Gendarmerie forces stopped two suspects in Kumbag district, and found the...

Turkey seeks negative PCR test for public intercity travel

ANKARA Turkey on Monday started requesting people to show a negative PCR test for intercity travel via public transportation as part of measures against the coronavirus. People who have not...

Schools reopen in Turkey amid coronavirus measures

ANKARA Students in Turkey have returned to classes on Monday for the new term with strict coronavirus measures introduced. As schools have reopened for in-person teaching after a long break...

Turkish president vows to boost judicial reform efforts

ANKARA The Turkish president on Wednesday pledged to step up the country’s judicial reform efforts. "In the new judicial year, we'll accelerate our judicial reform efforts that will relieve both our...

Turkish president calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

ISTANBUL Addressing a youth forum in Istanbul on Wednesday, Turkey's president called on Muslims to raise their voice on against injustices they witness. "Muslims should take responsibility for their own peace...

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Turkish Central Bank lowers interest rates by 200 basis points

ANKARA The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday lowered its one-week repo rate by 200 basis points, well above market expectation. The policy rate – also known...

Istanbul Finance Center will be Islamic finance hub: Turkish president

ANKARA With Istanbul Finance Center, a project expected to be launched by early 2022, Turkey targets to be a hub for Islamic finance, the nation's...

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson approved for booster shots in US

NEW YORK The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved emergency use of booster doses by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson against...

Turkish consumer confidence slips in October

ANKARA The Turkish consumer confidence weakened in October compared to last month, according to the country’s statistical authority on Thursday. The index is a vital gauge...

Reflections of Saladin Conquest of Jerusalem still present in city

JERUSALEM  Jerusalem, the holy city for the adherents of all three great monotheistic religions, still presents the impact of the Muslim leader, Salah al-Din Yusuf...