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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...

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's emergency state body concludes 73% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential commission examining emergency state process said on Friday 73% applications concerning measures taken after a defeated coup attempt in July 2016 have been concluded. Turkey's Inquiry Commission on...

360 kg of marijuana seized in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA/VAN, Turkey  Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized 360 kilograms of marijuana and 150 cannabis sativa roots, officials said Wednesday. Five suspects at the scene in Silvan and Hani in the...

Turkey: Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect nabbed in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Turkish police arrested a wanted suspect of a far-left terror group in Istanbul, a security source said on Monday. Raiding a place occupied by the terror suspects in the Atasehir...

Turkey neutralizes senior YPG/PKK terrorist in N.Iraq

ANKARA  A senior YPG/PKK terrorist was neutralized on Nov. 19 in northern Iraq in an operation by Turkey’s National Intelligence Service (MIT), Turkish security sources said Thursday. Turkish authorities often use...

Coronavirus: Turkey to ensure education continues

ANKARA As the coronavirus outbreak continues to dominate headlines, education is another field feeling the impact of social isolation. But this Monday, Turkey is set to launch digital education for...

Turkey calls for social distancing during Ramadan

ANKARA  Turkey’s top religious body on Tuesday called for social distancing during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to stem the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the Directorate of Religious...

Turkey brings 506 more nationals from Africa over virus

ANKARA / IZMIR / ISTANBUL  Turkey brought an additional 506 of its nationals from four African nations early Sunday as part of its ongoing repatriation efforts for Ramadan amid the...

Turkey: Over 37,000 returning home following quarantine

ANKARA  Nearly 38,000 people in Turkey have been released from quarantine after spending two weeks under isolation in student dormitories, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said Monday. The...

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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...

Turkey: Conquest Feast organized at Hagia Sophia

ISTANBUL The conquest of Istanbul was celebrated Friday, 567 years after Fatih Sultan Mehmet gained victory in Istanbul, with a special program in Hagia Sophia.   The...

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