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Turkish president greets Turkey’s national football team

ANKARA  Turkey’s president congratulated the Turkish national football team early Thursday after they defeated the Netherlands 4-2 last night at Ataturk Olympic Stadium to start their 2022 FIFA World Cup...

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...

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...

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...

Turkey's human rights plan women-friendly

ANKARA Turkey's president announced a groundbreaking human rights action plan earlier this month, which includes effective measures to protect women's rights. "One of the most important aspects with regard to the...

Turkey marks 106th anniversary of Canakkale victory

ANKARATurkey on Thursday observed the Canakkale Victory and Martyrs' Day, which marks the anniversary of the 1915 victory during the World War I.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remembered the soldiers...

Turkish Central Bank hikes interest rates, surprising markets

ANKARA The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday announced an interest rate hike of one percentage point above market expectations.The bank's policy rate – also known as the one-week repo...

Turkey urges respect for ruling on opposition lawmaker

ANKARATurkey on Thursday urged the international community to respect the court ruling following which the Turkish parliament revoked the seat of an opposition lawmaker.The Foreign Ministry said in a...

Turkey's assets abroad total $246.3B in January

ANKARATurkey's external assets reached $246.3 billion as of this January, a decline of 2.3% from the end of last year, the Turkish Central Bank data showed on Thursday.Its liabilities...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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