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Turkish parties slam EP lawmakers' decision on Syria op

ANKARA In a joint statement, the Turkish parliament on Thursday condemned the European Parliament's (EP) decision over the country’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria. "We, as the political parties appear in...

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...

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...

Turkey won’t let rights in Mediterranean be compromised

ANKARA  Turkey will continue protecting its rights and interests in the Mediterranean without any compromise, the country’s National Security Council said on Tuesday. “Negative approaches of some actors, who met on...

Turkey: Hagia Sophia Mosque reopening after 86-year gap

ISTANBUL  Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque will reopen for worship for the first time in 86 years with Friday prayers on Friday. The iconic monument served as a church for 916...

Turkey tests over 80,000 for COVID-19, cases over 1,200

ANKARA  Turkey confirmed 1,217 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the tally to 258,249. In a tweet, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 795 more patients had recovered from COVID-19...

Turkey imposes new nationwide virus restrictions

ANKARA Amid rising fatalities from coronavirus, Turkey on Wednesday imposed new virus restrictions across the country. The Interior Ministry sent a circular on expanding virus restrictions from 14 to all of...

First lady to roll out new book on Turkish cuisine

ISTANBUL The world will have a different reference for centuries-old Turkish cuisine with a new "centennial" cookbook, Turkey's first lady announced Friday.  Emine Erdogan introduced the gastronomy book on Twitter after...

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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,...