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New Turkish Central Bank chief meets with bankers

ISTANBUL  The Turkish Central Bank's newly appointed governor met Wednesday with the general managers of banks and discussed a range of issues including inflation, monetary policy, global developments and the...

1.4M doses of BioNTech vaccine ready for use in Turkey

ANKARA  With the arrival of the latest batch in Turkey on Wednesday, there are 1.4 million doses of BioNTech coronavirus vaccine ready for use in the country, the nation’s health...

Turkey: President Erdogan re-elected ruling party head

ANKARA Turkey's president on Wednesday was unanimously re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in a congress in the capital Ankara. After being nominated by top party officials,...

Turkey: No compromise from free-market mechanism

ANKARA Attaching great importance to the markets' efficient and solid functioning, Turkey will not compromise from the free-market mechanism, the country's treasury and finance minister said on Monday."Liberal exchange regime...

Turkish president marks World Down Syndrome Day

ISTANBUL  Turkey's president on Sunday marked the World Down Syndrome Day of people with Down Syndrome and their families. "I express my respect and love to all my brothers and sisters...

Down syndrome teens bake cookies at Istanbul Airport

ISTANBUL  Teenagers with Down syndrome bake cookies with renowned chefs at an event held at the Istanbul Airport IGA Lounge. The fun event was organized in cooperation with Turkey's Down Syndrome...

Turkey's first lady marks World Down Syndrome Day

ANKARA Everyone must support people with Down syndrome, Turkey’s first lady said Sunday in a message on World Down Syndrome Day. “I invite everyone to stand by all people with Down...

Turkish president celebrates Nowruz

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday celebrated Nowruz and said his nation would continue to build a more prosperous, fairer and safer future. In a statement issued by the...

Turkish officials hail withdrawal from European treaty

By Omer Olcay, Sefa Sahin and Buket Guven ANKARA Turkish officials on Saturday voiced support for a decision to withdraw from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against...

Turkey releases weekly provincial COVID-19 rates

ANKARA  Turkey's health minister on Saturday announced the latest weekly infection rates of the novel coronavirus across Turkey's 81 provinces on March 13-19. "We cannot ignore the virus. Nor should we...

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Russia demands 1M illegal migrants to leave country

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy asked the leadership of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to work with their residents who are illegally...

Turkish minority decries Dendias' identity remarks

KOMOTINI, Greece  Comments by Greece’s foreign minister regarding the identity of the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace during a visit to Ankara drew strong...

Italy pandemic aid pushes deficit to new high

ROME Italy government approved additional deficit spending for up to €40 billion on Thursday which will be used to fund a special stimulus package to...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including...