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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts western Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Mugla on Sunday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck...

Turkey’s communications director pens letter to NYT

ANKARA Turkey’s communications director wrote a letter to The New York Times for ignoring Turkey’s success against the novel coronavirus in an opinion piece written by its editorial board.    “Fahrettin...

Turkey's US embassy slams counterpart on Topuz ruling

WASHINGTON Turkey's US Embassy slammed Thursday its US counterparts reaction to an Istanbul court's ruling, urging Washington to "refrain from intervening in the legal proceedings." "Mr Metin Topuz, former Turkish staff...

Turkey brings back expats from Europe on eve of Ramadan

ANKARA, SAMSUN, Turkey  Turkey evacuated 337 citizens from the U.K. on Monday on a special flight in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. At the instruction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Turkey: Senior Daesh/ISIS operative among 7 arrested

ANKARA A senior Daesh/ISIS operative, who was responsible for the terror group’s training camps, was arrested in Turkey’s southern Osmaniye province, according to the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday. The arrest...

Turkey's inflation rate up in May amid COVID-19

ANKARA Consumer prices in Turkey went up in May compared to the same month last year, the country's statistical authority announced Wednesday. May's annual inflation rate was up 11.39% from 10.94%...

Turkey records 20-day low in COVID-19 cases

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday recorded the lowest number of new cases in the past 20 days, the country's health minister said. The daily cases stood at 2,357, with a sharp decrease...

Turk Eximbank secures $678M syndication loan amid virus

ANKARA  Turk Eximbank has received a syndication loan worth $678 million amid coronavirus' economic fallout, said Turkey’s trade minister on Friday. "The syndicated loan is a strong indicator of international markets'...

Turkey conducts virus checks on over 500 vessels

IZMIR, Turkey The Turkish Coast Guard has inspected 537 vessels in the Aegean Sea as part of the country's precautions against the novel coronavirus, according to security sources. Teams started the...

Turkish Red Crescent delivers Ramadan aid in N. Syria

SANLIURFA, Turkey  The Turkish Red Crescent distributed on Sunday 1,000 food parcels among the poor in northwestern Syria as part of its Ramadan campaign. The aid agency, also known as Kizilay,...

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UK premier announces month-long national lockdown in England

LONDON  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday in a news conference that a month-long national lockdown in England will become effective on Nov....

Halt Kashmir raids: Amnesty tells India

ANKARA Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on India to “immediately halt its intensifying suppression of dissent” after the country’s National Investigation Agency (NIA)...

Kashmir sees strike against controversial new land laws

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir   A strike was observed in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday against new land laws that have triggered fears of...

France: Orthodox priest in Lyon shot

PARIS  An Orthodox priest in Lyon was shot and seriously wounded Saturday afternoon in the French city of Lyon, according to franceinfo. The assailant is on...

Turkey: Over 100 rescued from debris after quake

ANKARA  The Turkish president on Saturday announced that 103 people were rescued from debris after an earthquake hit Turkey's Aegean provinces on Friday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan...