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'Turkey will protect its rights with unshakable faith'

ANKARA Turkey continues to protect its maritime rights and interests “with a strong will and unshakeable faith,” the country’s president said on Saturday. “With the awareness of how important it is...

'Restoration of Hagia Sophia sets example for world'

ISTANBUL Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia Mosque underwent restoration using the most advanced techniques setting an example for the world, said the provincial director of culture and tourism. Dr. Coskun Yilmaz stated...

4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes western Turkey

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey's western province of Manisa early Sunday, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The earthquake occurred in the Akhisar district at 3.23...

Turkey: New bird species spotted in Lake Cildir

KARS, Turkey A new bird species, smew duck, was spotted in the Lake Cildir in eastern Turkey. A team from Turkish conservation society Kuzeydoga Association spotted the duck in the Tasbasi...

Turkey gives travel permit to tea producers amid virus

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced that tea producers will be allowed to travel to the cities their fields are located in with a special permit as partial restrictions continue in...

Turkey: Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits central province

ANKARA A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's central Nigde province, the country’s disaster agency reported on Sunday. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said the earthquake occurred at 10.08 p.m. local...

Turkey: Economic confidence rises to 89.8 in October

ANKARA  Turkey's economic confidence index rose to 89.8 in October, official data revealed on Wednesday. The figure surged 4.5% from 86 in September, the Turkish Statistical Authority (TurkStat) said.

Turkey: Suspect confesses to killing university student

ORDU, Turkey The suspect in the murder of a university student in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu, confessed the crime, authorities said Wednesday. Identified by the initials, O.A., the suspect...

Turkey provides Eid meat to refugee families in Iraq

KIRKUK The Turkish Red Crescent on Saturday distributed meat of sacrificed animals to hundreds of needy families at a refugee camp in Kirkuk, north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, on the...

COVID-19: Turkey continues evacuating citizens abroad

ANKARA Another 1,635 Turkish citizens, who wanted to return Turkey but were unable to because of canceled flights due to the novel coronavirus, were brought back from Algeria, the country’s...

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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...