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2 terrorists ‘neutralized’ in southeast Turkey

ANKARA  Two armed PKK terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed operation in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced early Saturday. The ministry said the terrorists were struck as part of domestic...

Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries

ANKARA A Turkish soldier succumbed to his wounds from a terrorist attack in Syria, the National Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday. He was injured in an attack on...

Recoveries from COVID-19 near 150,000 in Turkey

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday confirmed 1,242 daily recoveries from the novel coronavirus as the country continues easing measures against the pandemic, according to the health minister. The total number of people...

Turkish defense minister, NATO chief discuss Libya, Syria

ANKARA Turkish defense minister and NATO secretary-general discussed Syria, Libya and regional issues in a phone call, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Hulusi Akar and...

Turkey responds to Twitter's move to suspend accounts

ANKARA A top Turkish official on Friday slammed Twitter's decision to suspend thousands of accounts from Turkey, calling it an attempt to smear the government. Twitter announced overnight the suspension of...

Turkey eyes sustainable, balanced trade with China

ANKARA Turkey on Friday said that it seeks to make its trade with China more sustainable and balanced by enabling high value-added exports. Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said she had discussed...

Gas and geopolitics: Closer look at TANAP's impact

LONDON The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) transports natural gas from Azerbaijan through Turkey into Europe, meeting Turkey’s growing demand as well as diversifying Europe’s supply, with June 12...

Police strike major blow in southeast Turkey drug trade

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Local police in southeastern Turkey announced on Friday that they had seized over 1.1 tons (2,425 pounds) of marijuana, 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of heroin, a hunting rifle...

Istanbul Airport to open third runway on Sunday

ANKARA Istanbul Airport will open its third runway on Sunday to raise the capacity of landing and departure, the Turkish Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu told Anadolu Agency. “The landing...

Turkey arrests 7 FETO terror suspects

ISTANBUL/BURSA/ESKISEHIR, Turkey  At least seven on-duty soldiers were arrested on Friday for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), according to a security source. Provincial security directorate in the...

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UN calls for rapid formation of Lebanese government

ANKARA The UN special coordinator for Lebanon called on Lebanese authorities Tuesday to rapidly form a new government following the resignation of Prime Minister Hassan...

Australian state reports record daily deaths from virus

MELBOURNE  Australia’s Victoria state recorded 21 more deaths from the coronavirus over the past day, the highest single-day figure so far, authorities said Wednesday.  At a...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 12, 2020

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Turkey “There...

India: Violence over social media post leaves 2 dead

NEW DELHI, India Two people were killed in the Indian city of Bengaluru late Tuesday after police opened fire as clashes broke out over a...

Brazilian state in talks to produce Russian vaccine

BOGOTA, Colombia Brazil's Parana state is in talks to produce a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Russia, despite not having completed mass clinical trials.    Russia has...