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'Turkey to continue protecting its rights in East Med'

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday that the country is determined to "protect the rights of Turkey and Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean." In a statement, Hami Aksoy said...

Turkey starting to emerge from COVID-19 crisis: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Monday.  "Turkey is...

Istanbul Airport to open third runway on Sunday

ANKARA Istanbul Airport will open its third runway on Sunday to raise the capacity of landing and departure, the Turkish Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu told Anadolu Agency. “The landing...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down 1% on Monday opening

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index was down 1.01%, or 1,151.64 points at 112,532.38 points on Monday. On Friday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went down 1.94% to close at 113,684.01...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at close

ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the day at 103,780.58 points on Thursday, down 1% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 104,306.92 points. As...

Turkey reports 2,297 new recoveries from COVID-19

ANKARA  As many as 2,297 people in Turkey recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Tuesday. In a Twitter post, Fahrettin Koca...

'Turkey's health system, measures curb spread of virus'

ANKARA  Turkey’s strong health system and effective measures against the novel coronavirus helped curb its further spread, according to the ruling party’s foreign affairs deputy chair. “The Republic of Turkey, along...

Turkey lifts 4-day coronavirus curfew in 31 provinces

ANKARA Turkey lifted a four-day curfew as of midnight Sunday which had been imposed in 31 provinces to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The government enforced its third weekend...

Turkey: Opposition HDP lawmaker gets prison sentence

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a lawmaker from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to over six years in prison for being a member of an armed...

Turkish official reiterates 14-day quarantine rule

ANKARA Turkish pilgrims returning from Umrah should not leave their homes nor accept visitors for 14 days “to protect their health and the health of the people around them,” the...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...