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Turkey's COVID-19 patient count rises by over 1,700

ANKARA Turkey registered 1,723 new coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The country’s overall tally now stands at 345,678, the ministry reported. Some...

Erdogan announces more gas reserves find in Black Sea

ANKARA The Turkish president on Saturday announced the discovery of an additional 85 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, following a historic find this summer. "Total amount...

Turkey to plant millions of saplings in November

ANKARA  Millions of more saplings will be planted on Nov. 11 in many locations across Turkey as part of the National Forestation Day. The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry will provide saplings...

Over 414,000 Syrians return home thanks to Turkey

BALIKESIR, Turkey Success of Turkey's cross-border anti-terror operations has enabled voluntary return of over 414,000 Syrians, the Turkish interior minister said on Thursday. "Thanks to the security provided by our cross-border...

Turkish president: New gas reserves found in Black Sea

ANKARA Turkey's president said on Wednesday that the country had found new natural gas reserves in the Black Sea. Speaking to the parliamentary group of his ruling Justice and Development (AK)...

Turkey reports 1,614 more coronavirus patients

ANKARA Turkey registered 1,614 more COVID-19 patients and 1,301 more recoveries over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Monday.  Turkey’s patient count to date now stands at 337,147,...

Turkey reports 1,615 new coronavirus patients

ANKARA Turkey reported 1,615 new patients of the novel coronavirus and 1,398 more recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.  The overall patient count now...

Turkey reports 1,429 new coronavirus patients

ANKARA Turkey reported 1,429 more patients of the novel coronavirus and 1,182 recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday. The overall patient count now stands...

Turkey starts human trials for homegrown COVID-19 shot

ANKARA Efforts in Turkey to develop an indigenous vaccine against the novel coronavirus have reached the human trials stage, the country's top health official said Saturday. Speaking to President Recep Tayyip...

Over 1.5M visit Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque

ISTANBUL More than 1.5 million people have visited the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque since the July re-opening of the historic Istanbul building for Muslim prayers after serving 86 years as...

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Barcelona qualify for Champions League last 16

ANKARA  - Spanish football powerhouse Barcelona booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 with a 4-0 win Tuesday against Ukraine's...

Afghan donor conference pledges $12B over 4 years

GENEVA - Afghanistan received pledges Tuesday from countries and international organizations of $3 billion in development support for 2021 with a total of $12...

TIKA distributes food items to Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Monday completed a five-day-long distribution of food items among 5,000 Rohingya families in...

Pakistan denies reports on recognition of Israel

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Azerbaijani leader slams Western pro-Armenian states

ANKARA - Azerbaijan’s leader on Monday criticized the leaders of some Western countries who "remained silent" over the destruction by Armenian forces of Azerbaijani...