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Turkey reports over 400,000 coronavirus recoveries

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday reported a total of 400,242 coronavirus recoveries with 4,015 new additions over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data. The country registered 29,281 more...

Turkey closely monitoring COVID-19 vaccine volunteers

ANKARA Volunteers for trials of the coronavirus vaccine in Turkey are being closely monitored at every stage, according to authorities. The phase-3 trials of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine which began on...

Turkish capital to begin virtual preschool to fight virus

ANKARA Stepping up measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s capital is moving kindergartens and other early education classes to a virtual basis through the new year, local officials said...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday. Distance learning in...

Turkey reports over 30,000 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey registered 30,103 more COVID-19 infections, including 6,714 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The new symptomatic cases raised the...

Turkey reports 29,800+ new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA Turkey registered 29,845 more coronavirus infections, including 6,592 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released Friday. The new symptomatic cases raised the overall...

Turkish ministers, business people gather in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Lutfi Elvan, the treasury and finance minister, and Abdulhamit Gul, the justice minister, on Friday gathered with the management board of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) in...

Turkish Coast Guard rescues 17 asylum seekers

MUGLA, Turkey  The Turkish Coast Guard rescued at least 17 asylum seekers whose boat was pushed back by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish waters off the Aegean coast, a security...

Turkey: Judiciary body elects new members to top court

ANKARA Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday elected 11 new members to the country’s Supreme Court.
 Among the new members are Irfan Fidan, the chief public prosecutor in...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake reported in eastern Turkey

MALATYA, Turkey A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was recorded in Turkey’s eastern Malatya province on Friday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The tremor occurred at a depth of 6.94 kilometers...

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Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

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