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Turkey: Court strikes down Hagia Sophia museum decree

ANKARA A top Turkish court on Friday struck down the 1934 Cabinet decree that turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a...

Turkey arrests former judge suspected of FETO links

ANKARA A wanted suspect was arrested in Turkey's capital Ankara for alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in the country, a...

Turkey's Khashoggi trial 'important': UN investigator

GENEVA  UN human rights investigator Agnes Callamard said Thursday that Turkey’s trial in absentia of 20 Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul is...

'Hagia Sophia will always belong to world's heritage'

ANKARA Reopening Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for prayers will not deprive it of its identity, as it will always belong to the world’s historical heritage, Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson, told...

Turkey: Daily virus recoveries nearly 3 times new cases

ANKARA / ISTANBUL Over the last 24 hours nearly three times as many people in Turkey recovered from COVID-19 than contracted the virus, said the country’s health minister on Thursday. A...

Turkey reports over 2,200 new recoveries from COVID-19

ANKARA  As many as 2,219 people in Turkey recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Wednesday. "The average hospitalization duration in Turkey...

Turkey reports 2,297 new recoveries from COVID-19

ANKARA  As many as 2,297 people in Turkey recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Tuesday. In a Twitter post, Fahrettin Koca...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least two YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, near the country's southern border, officials said Monday. "Our heroic commandoes are continuing to take all kinds of...

42 Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey At least 42 asylum seekers were held in western Turkey for attempting to reach Europe illegally, a security source said Monday. Acting on a tipoff, provincial gendarmerie command teams...

Turkey: Terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA  A separatist terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, according to the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday. In a written statement, the ministry said the terrorist surrendered as a result of...

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UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain

LONDON British administration on Saturday “reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans,” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the...

Galatasaray long for win as 2020 brings agony

ANKARA The 2018 and 2019 Turkish champions Galatasaray are currently facing a nightmarish football season, having a winless streak for seven league matches. Turkish head coach...

4G balloons bring hope of connectivity in remote Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya  The balloons carrying routers to allow 4G internet links to sleepy Baringo town and adjoining villages in Kenya have brought a new hope...

Saudi prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official

GENEVA  A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of...

Photography enthusiasts to bid for prized photos by Ara Guler

Late photographer's signature black and white views of Istanbul, portraits of writer Yasar Kemal to be up for bidding

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