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Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting...

Turkey reports over 55,500 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 55,500 on Friday, the Health Ministry said. A total of 55,791 cases, including 2,408 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the...

Turkey aims to reduce virus cases by end of Ramadan

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the country wants a significant reduction in the number of coronavirus cases by the end of the Muslim holy month Ramadan. "We...

Over 42,500 new COVID-19 cases registered across Turkey

ISTANBUL Turkey on Monday reported more than 42,500 new coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry. A total of 42,551 cases, including 1,706 symptomatic patients, were registered across the country over...

Turkey remains committed to Montreux treaty: President

ANKARA Turkey is committed to staying in the 1936 Montreux treaty governing passages in the Bosporus Strait, said the nation's president on Monday. "We currently have neither any efforts nor intention...

Turkish president extends Easter wishes to Christians

ISTANBUL Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday released a message marking the Christian holiday of Easter. “I congratulate with my sincerest feelings our Christian citizens of various churches and groups...

Turkey reports record 40,800+ new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday reported more than 40,000 new coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said, the highest single-day spike in the country since the beginning of the outbreak. A total of...

Turkey’s leader marks Muslim holy night of Barat

By Esin Isik, Abdullah Yasin Guler and Jeyhun AliyevANKARA  Turkey’s president on Saturday evening marked the holy night of Barat, also known as Lailat al-Barat, which is regarded as...

Turkish president shares Passover greetings

ANKARA Turkey's president shared Passover greetings on Saturday with the country’s Jewish community. "I congratulate with my heartfelt feelings our Jewish citizens on the occasion of Pesach, one of the most...

Turkey's daily COVID-19 tally tops 30,000

ISTANBULTurkey on Saturday reported over 30,000 new coronavirus cases, pushing its overall tally above 3.17 million.As many as 30,021 infections, including 1,281 symptomatic patients, were confirmed in the last...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

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