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Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full lockdown in the coming hours. A...

Turkey: Police seize 135 kilograms of marijuana

BATMAN, Turkey Turkish security forces confiscated over 100 kilograms of marijuana in the country's southeast on Thursday. Anti-narcotic police teams in Batman province conducted an operation against traffickers of the contraband...

Turkey promotes quick diagnostic kits for coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey promoted Saturday quick coronavirus testing kits that show results in 15 minutes. The health ministry began using the tests after Health Minister Fahrettin Koca gave instructions to distribute diagnostic...

Turkey confirms 1st cases of UK coronavirus strain

ANKARA Turkey announced its first cases of the UK coronavirus variant on Friday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken. “In the investigations made due to the mutation originating...

Turkey records nearly 1.2M live births in 2019

ANKARA The number of live births in Turkey was nearly 1.2 million in 2019, down from 1.25 million previous year, the country's statistical authority reported on Wednesday. TurkStat data showed that...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Mediterranean Sea off SW Turkey

ANKARA A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the Mediterranean Sea around 110 miles off Turkey's southwestern Mugla province late Sunday, the disaster management authority reported. The quake took place at 9.59 p.m....

Turkey's daily COVID-19 tally tops 30,000

ISTANBULTurkey on Saturday reported over 30,000 new coronavirus cases, pushing its overall tally above 3.17 million.As many as 30,021 infections, including 1,281 symptomatic patients, were confirmed in the last...

‘Turkey is not hotel for foreign Daesh/ISIS terrorists’

ANKARA Engaged in a fight against Daesh/ISIS terror group, Turkey on Saturday criticized countries striping citizenship of Daesh/ISIS terrorists to get rid of them. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said foreign countries...

Turkey sees over 15,000 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday reported 15,082 new coronavirus cases, including 841 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country passed 2.86 million, while the...

Turkey issues completion visa for investments worth $18.4B

ISTANBUL  Turkey issued completion visa for investments worth 104 billion Turkish liras ($18.4B) in January-November 2019, the country's industry and technology minister said on Thursday. Mustafa Varank said on Twitter that...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...