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Turkey: FETO ringleader’s niece arrested

ISTANBUL The U.S.-based ringleader of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) Fetullah Gulen’s niece was arrested on Friday, according to a security source. Zeynep Gulen used a fake identity during a regular police...

Turkey holds 120 km on N.Syria border east of Euphrates

ANKARA  Turkey controls an area in northern Syria the length of 120 kilometers (74.56 miles) east of the Euphrates River along the border between the two countries, the Turkish vice...

Turkey attaches great importance to smart cities

ISTANBUL  Turkey attaches great importance to smart cities, which offer high-quality air, zero-waste, fast communication and transportation, the industry and technology minister said on Friday. "In addition to sustainable development goals,...

Turkey arrests 9 Daesh-linked terror suspects

ADANA, Turkey At least nine people, including a foreigner, were arrested Friday in southern Adana province for their suspected links to Daesh terrorist organization, also known as ISIS, a police...

Turkey's emergency state body concludes 73% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential commission examining emergency state process said on Friday 73% applications concerning measures taken after a defeated coup attempt in July 2016 have been concluded. Turkey's Inquiry Commission on...

Turkey: Central Bank reserves in Sept. total $101.1B

ANKARA The official reserves of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) totaled $101.1 billion in September. The CBRT data showed on Friday that total reserve assets in September...

Turkish economy back to normalization after US, Russia deal

ANKARA For a long time, Turkey has been exposed to problems due to an eight-year civil war in Syria and fighting terrorism, putting additional pressures on its economy. But for...

Turkey: 39 FETO suspects arrested in capital Ankara

ANKARA Turkish police officers issued arrest warrants for 53 suspects on Friday and arrested 39 of them for their suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the...

Turkey: Manufacturing capacity utilization up in October

ANKARA  Turkey's manufacturing industry capacity utilization rate (CUR) marginally improved on a monthly basis in October, the Central Bank said Friday. Local units operating in manufacturing industry used 76.4% capacity this...

Turkey: Sectoral confidence up in October

ANKARA  Sectoral confidence in Turkey rose for services, retail trade, and construction in October compared to last month, the country's statistical authority reported on Friday. "Seasonally adjusted confidence index which was...

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Turkey: Sit-in mother begs daughter to flee YPG/PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey One of the mothers staging a protest against the PKK terror group and its Syrian offshoot YPG in southeastern Turkey called on her...

EU to set up COVID-19 certificate system by June

BRUSSELS The European Union aims to establish a common COVID-19 certificate system in the next three months, a top official said on Thursday. The European Commission...

No cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist

ANKARA It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men, according to Frederick Douglas, the famed 19th century US anti-slavery activist. Spinal...

OPINION – Despite risks, Hamas keeps date with democracy

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‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has...