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Turkey: Daily recoveries from COVID-19 exceeds cases

ANKARA  The tally of patients who recovered from coronavirus in Turkey on Saturday exceeded fresh cases, the country's health minister said. The daily recoveries stood at 3,845, while new infections totaled...

Foreign loan burden on Turkish private sector falls

ANKARA  The Turkish private sector’s outstanding loans from abroad fell in March compared to the end of last year, the country's Central Bank announced Monday. Long-term debts hit $177.6 billion as...

Turkey: Families protesting PKK seek global support

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Families, who claim their children were abducted by PKK terror group through an opposition political party have sought international help.  Accusing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of the abduction of...

Turkey postpones farmers' loans for 6 months amid virus

ISTANBUL Turkey provided interest-free six-month postponement for farmers' loans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the treasury and finance minister announced on Tuesday. "Thus, we offer our farmers the opportunity to postpone approximately...

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...

Over 200 terrorists neutralized by Turkey in December

ANKARA Turkey neutralized more than 200 terrorists during anti-terror operations at home and abroad in December, Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Catakli said Friday. Turkish security forces neutralized 144 YPG/PKK terrorists, including...

Turkey responds to YPG/PKK attacks in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkish security forces have given the necessary response to harassment and attacks carried out by YPG/PKK terrorists, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "Harassment and attacks with mortars and...

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...

Israeli daily maligns Turkish spy chief

JERUSALEM Israeli daily Makor Rishon, known for its leaning toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, published a libellous article against Turkey's spy chief. The article by Pazit Rabin with the headline Sultan...

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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COVID-19: Turkey reaches 14.5M in homes with aid

ANKARA  The Turkish government's Vefa Support Group have reached millions of citizens, proving essential services in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish interior minister...

COVID-19 forecast to decimate Latin American job market

BOGOTA, Colombia Projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization indicate the coronavirus pandemic will cost...

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...

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