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Turkey’s fight against Daesh/ISIS in numbers

ANKARA  Turkish security forces have carried out a total of 4,536 operations against Daesh or ISIS terrorist organization since 2016, arresting 13,696 suspects, with 4,517 of them sent to custody,...

Industrial cannabis cultivation area rises fivefold

ANKARA  The cannabis cultivation area in Turkey has increased fivefold over previous one year, from 200 decares (49.42 acres or 200,000 square meters) in 2018, to 1,000 decares (247.11 acres...

Nearly 28,000 illicit pills seized in Turkey

ADANA/TEKIRDAG, Turkey  Turkish security forces on Tuesday seized nearly 28,000 illicit pills in southeastern province of Adana, security sources said. Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotics team of police conducted an...

Turkey arrests 43 Daesh/ISIS-linked terror suspects

BURSA, Turkey  A total of 43 people were arrested across Turkey on Tuesday for their suspected links to the terrorist organization Daesh, also known as ISIS, security sources said. In northwestern Bursa province, a...

Turkey marks 96th anniversary of Republic Day

ANKARA The 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Anitkabir, the...

Turkey braving independence war-like fight: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is braving another war similar to the War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. “We are waging another war similar to the War of Independence, which we...

Turkey to celebrate Republic Day on Tuesday

ANKARA  Millions of Turks across the country and abroad will celebrate on Tuesday the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic's founder, on...

Passenger traffic at Istanbul Airport surpasses 40M

ANKARA The Istanbul Airport welcomed over 40 million air passengers since its opening last year, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said Monday. A total of 252,795 flights (63,856 domestic and 188,939...

Turkey: Nearly 3,400 irregular migrants held last week

ANKARA  At least 3,391 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources. As many as 1,759 migrants were held...

Turkey arrests 20 Daesh/ISIS-linked terror suspects

ANKARA  At least 20 people were arrested Monday in the capital Ankara for their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization, also known as ISIS, a security source said. The suspects, all...

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Spain: Archeologists discover ancient Islamic necropolis

MADRID An ancient Islamic necropolis has been discovered in northeastern Spain by archaeologists. Some 400 graves have been unearthed in town Tauste, near Zaragoza city, up...

Besiktas beat Fenerbahce, break 15-year Kadikoy spell

ANKARA Istanbul's Besiktas won against city rivals Fenerbahce 4-3 in Sunday's Turkish Super Lig derby to end their 15-year-jinx in Kadikoy. Visitors Besiktas last beat Fenerbahce...

Barcelona hit Osasuna, Messi pays homage to Maradona

MADRID Barcelona hammered Osasuna 4-0 in Sunday's Spanish La Liga match as Lionel Messi paid tribute to Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, who died this...

Serbian Orthodox Church flouts virus restrictions

BELGRADE, Serbia The Serbian Orthodox Church has paid a heavy price for flouting restrictions amid the pandemic by losing prominent figures. Thousands of people attended the...

Turkey reports over 400,000 coronavirus recoveries

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday reported a total of 400,242 coronavirus recoveries with 4,015 new additions over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry...