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Turkey marks 567th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest

ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated on Friday the 567th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul, dubbed as the start of a new era. Istanbul, an international city, was besieged 28 times throughout history...

Turkey resumes mass prayers after pandemic lockdown

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday partially resumed mass prayers in mosques, including Friday prayers, as the country began easing measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic. After a 74-day-halt due to measures to...

Turkey’s exports total $9B in April

ISTANBUL  Turkey's exports dropped by 41.4% year-on-year in April to reach $8.99 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The country's imports also fell by 25% to stand at $13.55...

Turkey imposes weekend virus curfew in 15 provinces

ANKARA Turkey imposed a two-day curfew in 15 provinces beginning midnight Friday in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus that has claimed nearly 4,500 lives in...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries exceed 124,000

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday confirmed more than 124,000 recoveries from coronavirus as the country began lifting restrictions against the pandemic, according to the Health Ministry. Some 1,182 new cases were reported...

Turkey inaugurates Democracy and Liberties Island

ANKARA The Turkish president on Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of the country’s first-ever military coup with the inauguration of the Democracy and Liberties Island. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said 60 years...

Turkish official urges ‘global thinking’ amid reopening

'After the coronavirus, the new normal will be different from what was the normal before,' says Ibrahim Kalin WASHINGTON  The reopening of countries amid the coronavirus pandemic should take place in...

Turkey lifts 4-day nationwide curfew against virus

ANKARA  At the stroke of midnight Tuesday, Turkey lifted a four-day nationwide curfew for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed...

Turkey: COVID-19 recoveries continue rise

ISTANBUL Recoveries from the novel coronavirus in Turkey continued to climb on Monday, the country's Health Ministry said. The number of recovered patients from the disease hit 120,015 as 1,321 more...

Erdogan: Turkey nears end of virus outbreak

ISTANBUL  Turkey has successfully managed the course of the novel coronavirus pandemic and is nearing the end of the outbreak, the country's president said on Monday. "The picture after the normalization...

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COVID-19 forecast to decimate Latin American job market

BOGOTA, Colombia Projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization indicate the coronavirus pandemic will cost...

Washington: Hundreds protest George Floyd death

WASHINGTON Hundreds of demonstrators rallied here Friday hours after the arrest of a white police officer involved in the death of a black man in...

Weekend curfew in Turkey begins in 15 provinces

ANKARA A two-day curfew in 15 provinces in Turkey begun at midnight Friday as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.  The curfew will...

Football: Galatasaray to being selling face masks

ANKARA Galatasaray is set to sell breathable face masks in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Turkish football powerhouse said late Friday.  "Masks will be...

Football: Red Star win Serbian league title

BELGRADE, Serbia  Red Star Belgrade football club won a record 31st league title Friday in Serbia , beating Rad 5-0.  The victory sealed a third successive...

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