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Turkey: Mothers’ sit-in against PKK continues

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey  A sit-in against the PKK terror group continued on Tuesday in the southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey, with parents demanding the return of their kidnapped children. Dozens of mothers...

Turkey advancing in digital transformation: Report

ANKARA Turkey has upped its game in digital transformation this year with a score of 3.06 out of five compared to 2.94 last year, according to a report from Turkey's...

Senior YPG/PKK terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” a wanted terrorist in the eastern province of Elazig, the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday. The operation by security forces neutralized at least two terrorists, including Salih...

Turkey launches new free-trade zone specializing in R&D

ANKARA  Turkey has launched a new free-trade zone specializing in R&D, high technology, and high added-value activities, the nation's trade minister said on Tuesday.  The Trade Ministry will provide incentives for...

Qatar condemns PKK’s terrorist attack in eastern Turkey

DOHA Qatar has strongly condemned an attack by the PKK terrorist organization on a civilian bus in the Turkey’s eastern province of Van. Two road workers were killed and eight others...

Turkey gives support to online fair, trade activities

ISTANBUL  Turkey will support the services sector's online trade delegation and online fair activities, the country's Official Gazette announced on Tuesday. Health, education, publishing, medical tourism, information technology, movie, logistic and...

'Number of terrorists in Turkey drops down to 445'

ANKARA  The number of terrorists in Turkey is falling rapidly and terrorism will soon be wiped out from the country, the Turkish interior minister said on Tuesday. In a tweet, Suleyman...

Turkey's election law should be revised: Official

ANKARA  Considering and preparing a new election law is useful and necessary, Turkey’s justice minister said Monday.  Abdulhamit Gul evaluated the agenda in an appearance on journalist Cuneyt Ozdemir’s YouTube channel. Three...

Turkey: 290 kg improvised explosive devices destroyed

BITLIS, Turkey Security forces have seized 290 kilograms (639 pounds) of improvised explosive devices, technical materials, and other explosive goods belonging to the PKK terror group in southeastern Turkey, according...

Turkish security forces neutralize wanted PKK terrorist

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” a wanted terrorist in the eastern province of Tunceli, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Sadik Akmaz was neutralized along with five other PKK terrorists in the...

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US to cut troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The US will cut troop levels in Afghanistan to less than 5,000 by the end of November, according to its defense chief...

Arab countries report more deaths from COVID-19

ISTANBUL - Health authorities in three Arab countries confirmed more fatalities from the novel coronavirus as the region continues to battle the pandemic. - Egypt The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 9, 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. -...

US supports Lebanese’s right to peaceful protests

BEIRUT - The US Embassy in Beirut said Saturday it supports the right to peaceful protest by Lebanese demonstrators and "encourages all involved to...

Turkish soldier martyred in Northern Iraq operation

ANKARA - A Turkish soldier was martyred in a clash with terrorists in a cross-border anti-terror operation Saturday in northern Iraq, according to the...