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Over 1,800 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish security forces Wednesday held a total of 1,821 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the country’s northwestern Edirne province. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme...

Turkey: AK Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigns

ANKARA The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigned from the party on Wednesday. "In line with the demand of the president, I resign from AK Party," Yeneroglu,...

Turkey: Banking sector net profit at $6.4B in Jan-Sept

ANKARA The net profit of Turkey's banking sector totaled 36.2 billion Turkish liras ($6.4 billion) in January-September, the country's banking watchdog said Wednesday. The figure was down 12.5% on an annual...

Turkey: 35 FETO terror suspects arrested nationwide

ANKARA  Turkish police on Wednesday arrested 35 suspects nationwide for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said. The...

Turkey: Economic confidence rises to 89.8 in October

ANKARA  Turkey's economic confidence index rose to 89.8 in October, official data revealed on Wednesday. The figure surged 4.5% from 86 in September, the Turkish Statistical Authority (TurkStat) said.

Turkey: 100 Daesh/ISIS terrorists arrested in raids

ANKARA A total of 100 Daesh/ISIS terrorists were arrested across the nation on Tuesday while the nation marked the Republic Day, said the Turkish police chief on Wednesday. Anti-terror police arrested...

360 kg of marijuana seized in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA/VAN, Turkey  Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized 360 kilograms of marijuana and 150 cannabis sativa roots, officials said Wednesday. Five suspects at the scene in Silvan and Hani in the...

'Turkey to never allow terror corridor in south border'

ANKARA Turkey will never allow a terror corridor in its southern border, fighting against terrorism will continue with determination, National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. "It has been reported by the...

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...

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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...