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Turkey: Central Bank reserves in Sept. total $101.1B

ANKARA The official reserves of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) totaled $101.1 billion in September. The CBRT data showed on Friday that total reserve assets in September...

Turkish economy back to normalization after US, Russia deal

ANKARA For a long time, Turkey has been exposed to problems due to an eight-year civil war in Syria and fighting terrorism, putting additional pressures on its economy. But for...

Nearly 28,000 illicit pills seized in Turkey

ADANA/TEKIRDAG, Turkey  Turkish security forces on Tuesday seized nearly 28,000 illicit pills in southeastern province of Adana, security sources said. Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotics team of police conducted an...

Western media still ignoring PKK attacks

ISTANBUL Several weeks before the start of Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria -- Operation Peace Spring -- , a bomb planted by the terrorist PKK killed one civilian in...

238,000+ irregular migrants rescued at sea in 5 years

IZMIR Turkish coast guard units in the last five years held 238,158 irregular migrants trying to cross to Europe through the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas. These migrants set out on...

Turkey's 2-day curfew begins in 31 provinces

ANKARA  Turkey's two-day curfew in 31 provinces took effect at midnight Friday to stem the spread of novel coronavirus.  The country’s interior ministry made announcement late Friday and said it would...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes Turkey’s Aegean region

ANKARA A magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolted Turkey's Aegean region on Wednesday, according to the nation's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast...

Over 100 kg of marijuana seized in southeastern Turkey

BINGOL, Turkey  Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized 102 kilograms (224 pounds) of marijuana, along with ammunition and personal possessions belonging to PKK terrorists, local officials said on Thursday. According to...

Turkey: Over 60,000 return home following quarantine

ANKARA  More than 60,000 people in Turkey have completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine period at designated student dormitories, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said Monday. The agency said...

Turkey delivers food, sanitation aid to Balkan families

BELGRADE, Serbia Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed food hampers and hygiene materials to thousands of vulnerable families and fasting Muslims in the Balkans to help recover the economic impact of...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...