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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...

Over 1,800 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish security forces Wednesday held a total of 1,821 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the country’s northwestern Edirne province. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme...

Released FETO member arrested in Istanbul

A recently released member of the terror group responsible for the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey was arrested Tuesday in Istanbul. FETO member Ahmet Altan, who was released Nov. 4 under judicial...

Over 77 kg heroin seized in eastern Turkey

VAN, Turkey Turkish security forces seized around 77.5 kilograms (170.8 pounds) of heroin in the eastern province of Van, local police announced Saturday. Anti-narcotics police and a sniffer dog searched a...

Turkey: COVID-19 patients in ICU on decline

ANKARA The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Turkey is on the decline for the first time since the outbreak, health minister Fahrettin Koca said Sunday. "There has been...

Turkey brings home over 2,500 citizens for Ramadan

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday brought back 2,588 citizens from several countries as part of its ongoing repatriation drive. The country is working to bring back nearly 25,000 citizens stranded abroad due...

Turkey extends travel restrictions for 31 provinces

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday extended restrictions on entry and exit for 31 provinces till Monday. A statement by the Interior Ministry said all travels by land, sea and air are restricted...

Turkey: Face masks made mandatory in 10 more cities

IZMIR Turkey in 10 more provinces on Thursday made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public.  Authorities announced the imposed requirement in Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Denizli,...

Turkish president issues message for Muslims' Eid al-Fitr

ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday issued a message ahead of Eid al-Fitr, urging public to observe the Muslim festival indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. In his message on...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...