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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...

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...

Turkey braving independence war-like fight: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is braving another war similar to the War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. “We are waging another war similar to the War of Independence, which we...

3 terrorists neutralized in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA Turkish jets neutralized three terrorists Saturday in the country's southeastern, according to the Interior Ministry. The ministry said in a statement that the air-backed operation was conducted by gendarmerie forces...

Turkish coastguard rescues 51 irregular migrants

ANKARA A total of 51 irregular migrants were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard in the Aegean Sea, according to the country’s National Defense Ministry on Thursday. "Our TCG Tuzla patrol...

Istanbul hosts less Syrians under protection in 2019

ANKARA  The number of Syrians under temporary protection living in Turkey's metropolis Istanbul dropped by over 78,200 to 479,420 people in 2019 compared to 2018, the city governor said Saturday. "Besides...

Turkey to penalize violators of coronavirus curfew

ANKARA Turkey will penalize those who violate the two-day curfew imposed across the country as part of measures against coronavirus, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Turkey: Over 32,000 people going home after quarantine

ANKARA Nearly 33,000 people in Turkey have been released after spending a two-week quarantine in student dormitories, said the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Friday. In a statement,...

Turkish security forces ‘neutralize’ 5 PKK terrorists

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” five PKK terrorists, including three having surrendered, authorities said on Saturday. According to the Interior Ministry, terrorists G.D, E.Y and N.M -- members of PYD/YPG, Syrian...

Turkey lifts travel restrictions for 9 more cities

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in nine more cities, as part of the normalization process as the number of fatalities and...

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At least 3 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's southeast

ANKARA At least three terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, authorities announced Thursday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement...

China renews tariff on optical fiber imports from India

Beijing levies tariffs in between 7.4% and 30.6% on Indian imports for another 5 years

Robot sales to reach 1M units in 2020

ISTANBUL Robot sales are expected to boom in 2020, estimated to reach 1 million units, the director of the global audit and consulting firm Deloitte's...

Greek foreign minister in Israel to ‘promote tourism’

Visit comes amid maritime tensions between Turkey and Greece

Iran briefly seized oil tanker in Persian Gulf, says US

TEHRAN Iranian naval forces briefly seized and boarded a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, according to...