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Turkey on track to be world's 'healthcare hub'

ISTANBUL Turkey’s healthcare system, growing stronger with each passing day, will make Turkey an international hub for quality medical care, said Turkey's health minister on Saturday. Speaking at the inauguration of...

Turkey: Warrants issued over fireworks factory blasts

SAKARYA, Turkey Turkey has issued arrest warrants over explosions at a fireworks factory on Friday that killed four people, according to judicial sources. Prosecutors in the northwestern Sakarya province issued warrants...

Turkey sent virus aid to 138 countries: President

ANKARA Turkey to date has sent medical aid to 138 countries to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Turkey’s president on Saturday. "We have sent medical equipment and supplies to...

Antifa, YPG/PKK ties threaten national peace in West

ANKARA Many Western countries support the idea of backing the YPG/PKK in Syria but Turkish officials reject aiding a terror group to beat another, ISIS/Daesh. A recent report released by the...

Turkish court releases 5 in ex-Nissan CEO escape trial

ISTANBUL  A Turkish court on Friday released five people who were charged with aiding ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan to Lebanon via an airport in Istanbul. The court deferred...

Turkey to use agricultural potential to fullest

ISTANBUL  Turkey will use its agricultural potential to the fullest as it saw the benefits of self-sufficiency during the pandemic, according to the country's president on Friday. “The first three sections...

Turkey: Schools to reopen at August-end

ANKARA  Schools across Turkey will reopen on Aug. 31 for the new academic year, the National Education Ministry said Friday. An orientation will be held for students who will start primary...

Turkey tries 20 Saudis in absentia in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday began trying 20 Saudi nationals in absentia over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi was killed...

Turkish president dispels accusation about Hagia Sophia

ISTANBUL Turkey's president said Friday that accusations against the country about Hagia Sophia directly target its sovereignty. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of a mosque in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said...

Turkey: 41 injured in fireworks factory blasts

SAKARYA, Turkey  Forty-one people are being treated for injuries from ongoing explosions at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, said the provincial governor. Sakarya Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told Anadolu Agency...

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Vietnam begins agricultural exports to EU

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...