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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...

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...

Adopt measures on New Year’s Eve, Erdogan urges nation

ANKARA The Turkish president on Thursday made a public call for compliance with measures against the novel coronavirus on New Year's Eve as the world continues to grapple with the...

Turkey to raise minimum wage by 21.56% in 2021

ANKARA  Turkey is raising its minimum wage by 21.56% as of Jan. 1, the country's family, labor and social services minister announced on Monday. Net minimum wage for single people will...

COVID vaccine will not be mandatory in Turkey: minister

ANKARA  Turkey will not make vaccination against the novel coronavirus compulsory, the country’s top health official said Sunday. “Our vaccination program is ready. With our scientists, we will make efforts to...

Turkish leader urges readiness for COVID-19 vaccination

ANKARA Getting ready to set an example for vaccination, with doses due in Turkey soon, the president on Friday urged the public to join him in showing willingness to get...

Turkish president extends Christmas greetings

ANKARA The president of Turkey on Thursday released a Christmas message emphasizing tolerance and diversity. "Today and in the future, we will see our differences as the richness and build our...

Turkey bans flights from UK amid new virus strain

ANKARA Turkey late Sunday joined other European countries in banning flights from the UK and other countries due to concerns over a new fast-moving coronavirus strain. "It has been reported that...

Turkey: Death toll from fire in ICU rises to 11

ANKARA / GAZIANTEP, Turkey The death toll from fire in an intensive care unit of a private hospital in southeastern Turkey rose to 11 on Sunday, the Gaziantep Prosecutor's Office...

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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,...