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Turkey: Coronavirus recoveries near 200,000 mark

ANKARA A total of 1,014 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past day, bringing the current total to 199,834, said the country's health minister on Friday. According...

‘Hagia Sophia belongs to Turkish nation’

ISTANBUL Hagia Sophia belongs to the Turkish nation and no one other than that has a right to say anything about it, the Turkish defense minister said on Friday.  “Hagia Sophia...

Turkey: Father, son reunite at Syrian border crossing

HATAY, Turkey A Turkish father on Friday reunited with his son after eight years at the border crossing with Syria. Ahmet Uncu from Turkey’s southern Hatay province married a Syrian woman,...

Trial resumes for US Consulate staffer in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors on Friday demanded up to 15 years in prison for an employee at the US Consulate in Istanbul over membership to FETO, the group behind the 2016...

Turkey: Over 1,080 more COVID-19 patients recover

ANKARA As many as 1,087 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past day, bringing the total number to 198,820, said the country's health minister on Thursday. According...

Turkish leader hails ‘heroes emerging on 2016 coup bid night’

ANKARA With Turkey marking the fourth anniversary of defeated 2016 coup on Wednesday, the nation’s leader acclaimed “the heroes emerging across the country on the night of coup bid” to...

Turkey to protect Hagia Sofia’s heritage ‘as forebears did’

ANKARA  Bringing it back to its roots, Turkey will protect Hagia Sofia’s cultural heritage like its predecessors did, Turkey's president said Tuesday. “While making Hagia Sophia suitable for its foundation again,...

Turkish economy sees total turnover up 12.5% in May

ANKARA The Turkish economy's total turnover saw a monthly increase of 12.5% in May, the nation's statistical institute reported on Monday. Total turnover index included industry, construction, trade, and services sectors. "At...

Hagia Sophia is Turkey's internal matter: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey's president on Sunday underlined that the Hagia Sophia's status is an internal matter, urging other countries to respect the final decision of the country. "The final decision-maker on the...

Nearly 1,300 recover from coronavirus in Turkey

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday confirmed 1,298 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total tally to 194,515, according to the country's health minister. Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said...

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JAKARTA, Indonesia Vietnam has started exporting its agricultural products to European markets under a trade agreement with the EU The country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the...

Antetokounmpo, LeBron lead 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

ISTANBUL NBA confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo have been unanimously named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team. "Antetokounmpo,...

France, Lebanon at stalemate over proposed deadline

PARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo...