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Turkey denies claims of deporting Syrians illegally

ANKARA The Directorate General of Migration Management said Friday the claim of Syrians being deported to Syria unlawfully did not reflect the truth and voluntary returns were provided in accordance...

Turkey issues travel warning for Iraq amid protests

ANKARA Turkey issued a travel warning Friday for Turks in Iraq as that country experience anti-government demonstrations. "Due to demonstrations ongoing in various provinces of Iraq including the capital Baghdad since...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at weekly close

Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the week at 100,215.95 points on Friday, down 0.13% versus Thursday's close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 100,272.11 points. As of...

Nearly 900 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

ANKARA Security forces Friday held a total of 893 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the northwestern Edirne province of Turkey. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme forces...

FETO’s so-called 'Mexico imam' remanded on terror charges

ANKARA The so-called “Mexico imam” of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) was remanded in Turkey on Friday after he was arrested by Turkey’s intelligence body in an overseas operation, according to...

'Turkey aims to achieve zero waste by 2023'

KOCAELI, Turkey The concept of cities need to be reinterpreted as it requires new solutions on transportation, security and waste management, Turkey’s first lady said on Friday. Speaking at Kartepe Summit...

Turkey's exports to Balkans nearly hit $10B

ISTANBUL  Turkey saw a total of $9.8 billion export to Balkans in the first nine months of 2019, a 3.7% increase compared to the same period last year, according to...

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,...

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Italian island of Sicily battling forest fires

ROME The southern regions of Italy, especially on the island of Sicily, were struggling with fires in forests and rural areas on Saturday. Fire officials said...

Fire burning forest in Greece’s Achaia region

ATHENS A wildfire erupted Saturday in the northwestern Peloponnese region of Achaia, according to fire officials. The blaze has been burning a forested area in Zeria...

Turkey welcomes reopening of strategic coastal road in Libya

ANKARA Turkey welcomed the reopening of a strategic coastal road linking Libya’s east to its west, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Saturday. "We welcome the official...

98 massive forest fires under control: Turkish official

ANKARA Ninety-eight of 107 forest fires in Turkey are under control, the nation’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister said late Saturday. Efforts to contain nine blazes are...

COVID-19 spirals out of control in Asia-Pacific region

ANKARAThe number of daily coronavirus cases has increased in the vast majority of the Asia-Pacific region but it has become increasingly difficult to fight...