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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

MALATYA A magnitude 5.2 earthquake trembled Turkey's eastern province of Malatya on Tuesday, according to the country's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck the...

Turkey sees highest monthly exports figure in July

ANKARA Turkey saw the highest monthly exports figure of this year with $15 billion in July, the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday. The figure rose 11.5% month-on-month, hitting the second...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries surpass 216,400

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday confirmed 978 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 216,494, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries surpass 215,500

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday confirmed 981 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 215,516, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on...

Erdogan extends Eid greetings to Muslim leaders

ANKARA Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held a phone talk with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one of the two most...

Erdogan: Eid more joyous with Hagia Sophia Mosque

ANKARA The president of Turkey on Saturday said the reopening of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque made the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha even more joyous. "The reopening of the...

Turkey celebrates Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha

ANKARA / ISTANBUL Millions across Turkey on Friday performed special prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha amid protective measures due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the...

Cyprus is Turkey's national aim: Turkish defense chief

ANKARA  The Cyprus issue is Turkey's national cause and Ankara’s aim is to make peace and welfare permanent in the region, Turkish defense minister said Wednesday.  "Cyprus, Cypriots are our brothers,...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries surpass 210,400

ANKARA Turkey on Monday confirmed 982 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 210,469, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on...

Turkey’s CHP convenes on 2nd day of regular congress

ANKARA The second and last day of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) 37th regular congress started on Sunday in the capital Ankara. The two-day congress, which will elect 60...

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Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Turkey “neutralized” three PKK terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The terrorists, detected...

TIKA delegation visits Turkish hospital in Lebanon

BEIRUT  - A delegation from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) paid a visit Sunday to Saida Turkish Hospital in southern Lebanon. Bulent Korkmaz,...

Russia to resume flights to Turkey’s coastal resorts

MOSCOW Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency on Sunday announced flights from the country to Turkey’s coastal resort destinations of Antalya, Dalaman, and Bodrum will resume...