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Turkish interior minister tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and his family are under treatment in a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the minister said Saturday on Twitter. Soylu said that they started...

Turkish president hails support after Izmir quake

ANKARA  Turkey’s president on Saturday thanked all countries for their messages of support after the earthquake in Izmir. “Many thanks from the Republic of Turkey to all friendly nations and international...

Turkey's quake survivors, shaken but resilient

IZMIR, Turkey  Hours after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast, survivors were pulled out of the rubble -- shaken but resilient. Rescue workers have pulled out a total of nine...

Quake-hit Turkey, Greece exchange condolences

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday exchanged condolences over the loss of lives caused by a powerful earthquake that hit their countries. “I...

Turkish president vows for unity on 97th Republic Day

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday celebrated the 97th anniversary of the Republic Day, which commemorates the founding of the nation's name and proclamation of the country's status as a republic. President Recep...

Turkey: COVID-19 infections on rise across whole country

BURSA, Turkey The novel coronavirus cases are once again on the rise across Turkey, said the country's health minister on Friday. Speaking at a news conference during his visit to Turkey’s...

'Turkey to continue to back local Armenian community'

ISTANBUL/ANKARA  Turkey will continue to support the country’s Armenian community, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.  "As it was until today, so it shall be that we will continue to support...

Turkey's Central Bank keeps interest rates steady

ANKARA Turkey’s Central Bank on Thursday kept its one-week repo rate – also known as the policy rate – steady at 10.25% In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said...

Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas, the...

Turkey: New measures to fight COVID-19 on the way

ANKARA Amid rising virus cases and stepped-up measures in many European countries, Turkey also has new nationwide measures on the way to combat COVID-19, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a...

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Barcelona qualify for Champions League last 16

ANKARA  - Spanish football powerhouse Barcelona booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 with a 4-0 win Tuesday against Ukraine's...

Afghan donor conference pledges $12B over 4 years

GENEVA - Afghanistan received pledges Tuesday from countries and international organizations of $3 billion in development support for 2021 with a total of $12...

TIKA distributes food items to Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Monday completed a five-day-long distribution of food items among 5,000 Rohingya families in...

Pakistan denies reports on recognition of Israel

KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed as “baseless” speculation regarding the possibility of its recognition of Israel. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

Azerbaijani leader slams Western pro-Armenian states

ANKARA - Azerbaijan’s leader on Monday criticized the leaders of some Western countries who "remained silent" over the destruction by Armenian forces of Azerbaijani...