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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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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...