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COVID: Turkey announces full lockdown starting Thursday

ANKARA Turkey will enforce a full lockdown from Thursday evening until May 17 to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country's president announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters following a three-hour...

In a first, Turkish car receives int'l design award

ANKARA In a first, a Turkish car has been crowned one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, Turkey's Automobile Initiative Group (TOGG) said in a statement on...

Turkey reports over 55,800 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday reported 55,802 new coronavirus cases, including 3,101 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry data. Turkey’s overall case tally is now over 4.26 million, while the nationwide...

'Restoration of Hagia Sophia sets example for world'

ISTANBUL Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia Mosque underwent restoration using the most advanced techniques setting an example for the world, said the provincial director of culture and tourism. Dr. Coskun Yilmaz stated...

Turkey marks death anniversary of eight president

ISTANBUL The death anniversary of Turkey's eighth President Turgut Ozal was marked on Saturday with a ceremony that was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ozal's family and government officials. Among...

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 2,723 symptomatic patients, were confirmed...

Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting...

Turkey’s hybrid engine for moon mission passes 1st test

ISTANBUL Turkey has successfully tested its first hybrid engine that will be used in its planned Moon Mission, the country's technology and industry minister said on Sunday. Mustafa Varank was briefed...

Turkey reports over 55,500 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 55,500 on Friday, the Health Ministry said. A total of 55,791 cases, including 2,408 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the...

Turkey: Investments in media, advertising hit $2.5B

ISTANBUL Investments in media and advertising in Turkey reached 17.47 billion Turkish liras ($2.48 billion) in 2020, an audit and consulting giant Deloitte Turkey announced on Thursday. The investments in...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...