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Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries surpass 216,400

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday confirmed 978 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 216,494, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on...

Turkey deals heavy blow to YPG/PKK in July

ERZURUM, Turkey With successful operations in July, Turkish security forces neutralized a total of 106 YPG/PKK terrorists in Turkey and abroad, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency. Turkish authorities often...

Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries surpass 215,500

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday confirmed 981 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 215,516, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on...

Erdogan extends Eid greetings to Muslim leaders

ANKARA Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held a phone talk with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one of the two most...

Turkey provides Eid meat to refugee families in Iraq

KIRKUK The Turkish Red Crescent on Saturday distributed meat of sacrificed animals to hundreds of needy families at a refugee camp in Kirkuk, north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, on the...

Erdogan: Eid more joyous with Hagia Sophia Mosque

ANKARA The president of Turkey on Saturday said the reopening of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque made the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha even more joyous. "The reopening of the...

Turkey: 1.2M families get financial aid during pandemic

ANKARA  The Turkish state has provided financial support to over a million families during the COVID-19 outbreak, a top government official said on Saturday. The government launched the Social Protection Shield...

First Russian flight arrives in Istanbul amid virus

ISTANBUL  The first flight from the Russian capital Moscow to Turkey arrived in Istanbul early on Saturday as flights between the two countries resumed amid the novel coronavirus. All the passengers,...

4.2 magnitude quake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

ANKARA A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean coastal area, according to the nation's disaster agency on Saturday. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said the tremors occurred off Turkey's southern...

Turkish charity to sacrifice animals in 27 countries for Muslim holiday

ANKARA A Turkish charity group will sacrifice more than 30,000 animals across 27 countries during the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Despite difficulties in overseas travel due to the coronavirus...

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Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Turkey “neutralized” three PKK terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The terrorists, detected...

TIKA delegation visits Turkish hospital in Lebanon

BEIRUT  - A delegation from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) paid a visit Sunday to Saida Turkish Hospital in southern Lebanon. Bulent Korkmaz,...

Russia to resume flights to Turkey’s coastal resorts

MOSCOW Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency on Sunday announced flights from the country to Turkey’s coastal resort destinations of Antalya, Dalaman, and Bodrum will resume...