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Turkiye reports more than 1,400 coronavirus cases

ANKARA  Turkiye registered 1,443 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, according to data released on Wednesday. The Health Ministry said three fatalities and 1,274 recoveries were recorded, while 135,563...

Turkish, Azerbaijani presidents inaugurate airport in Turkiye's Black Sea region

ANKARA The Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Saturday attended the opening ceremony of the Rize-Artvin Airport in northern Turkiye, one of the five airports in the world built on the...

Turkiye continues to be haven for oppressed, says Turkish president

ANKARA Turkiye will remain a "haven" for all oppressed people, the country's president said on Tuesday.  Speaking at the 6th International Benevolence Awards ceremony at the Bestepe Congress Center in...

Turkish sailor injured by gunfire from Greek Coast Guard

IZMIR, Turkiye  A Turkish sailor was injured in international waters in of the Aegean Sea when Greek forces opened fire on two fishing boats, Turkiye's Coast Guard Command said on...

Turkish politician calls on Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity

ANKARA Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkiye's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Tuesday called on Russia to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine amid fears of war. " should respect the territorial...

Armenia, Turkiye train brings back nostalgia for people at border

KARS, Turkiye A train which ran between Turkiye and Armenia brings back nostalgia to people on both sides of the border. Amid a thaw in relations between Turkiye and Armenia, people...

Turkiye's finance minister signals new steps to shore up lira

LONDON Turkiye's Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati signaled new financial packages on Tuesday to bring “under-the-mattress” gold into the banking system. The term refers to a long-held tradition in Turkiye of turning...

Turkiye’s charity train to reach Afghanistan

ISTANBUL Turkiye’s special charity train carrying 750 tons of emergency goods will reach Afghanistan on Monday. The train left the Turkish capital Ankara late last month. At least 11 humanitarian organizations from...

Turkiye reports nearly 88,000 new coronavirus cases

ANKARATurkiye reported nearly 88,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said.The ministry confirmed 87,934 infections, 201 related deaths, and 76,552 recoveries over the past day. As many...

Turkish defense minister tests positive for COVID-19, 'in good health'

ISTANBUL Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. "I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am in good health and continue to work...

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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...