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Turkish quake victims call Syrian rescuer 'hero'

ELAZIG, Turkey They say not all heroes wear capes. Durdane and her husband Zulkuf Aydin owe their lives to a young Syrian man who rescued them after a powerful earthquake...

Turkish interior minister announces resignation

ANKARA Turkey’s interior minister announced Sunday he is stepping down from the post, citing recent incidents ahead of this weekend’s coronavirus curfew across much of Turkey. “In a process carried out...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 12 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA  Turkish forces neutralized 12 PKK terrorists as part of a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Saturday. "As a result of PKK's harassment fire to our...

YPG/PKK terrorists dealt heavy blow in April

ERZURUM, Turkey With successful security operations in April, Turkey inflicted heavy blows on the YPG/PKK, a terror group that has killed tens of thousands of people in its decades-long terror...

'9,647 Turkish citizens in virus quarantine'

ANKARA  Nearly 9,700 Turkish citizens are in quarantine as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country's youth and sports minister said on Wednesday. A total of 9,647...

Turkey to partially allow collective prayers on May 29

2 out of 5 daily prayers, also Friday prayers to be allowed in mosques, prayer rooms in country's 81 provinces ANKARA  Congregational prayer gatherings in Turkey will be partially allowed starting...

Police strike major blow in southeast Turkey drug trade

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Local police in southeastern Turkey announced on Friday that they had seized over 1.1 tons (2,425 pounds) of marijuana, 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of heroin, a hunting rifle...

'Turkey needs to boost contact with Asian countries'

ANKARA  Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey desires to increase political contacts and consultations with Asian countries, a senior official of Turkey's ruling party said on Friday. Cevdet Yilmaz, Justice and Development...

IMF: Turkey's economic challenges could be solved domestically

ANKARA / BERLIN  Although Turkey’s vulnerabilities remain high, they can be solved domestically if the right policies are put in place, Donal McGettigan, the IMF's mission chief to Turkey has...

Turkey's annual inflation rate at 10.56% in November

ANKARA  Turkey saw a 10.56% annual hike in consumer prices in November, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Tuesday. Last month, the annual inflation rose 2.01 percentage points from 8.55%...

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Turkey tops agenda of EU foreign ministers’ meeting

BRUSSELS Foreign ministers of European Union have gathered in Brussels on Monday to discuss Turkey and international issues in an actual meeting for the first...

US regrets foreign interference in Libya's economy

ANKARA The US Embassy in Libya on Monday regretted foreign interference in the Libyan economy. "After several days of intense diplomatic activity aimed at allowing the...

Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

ANKARA The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional...

Turkey: 3 more migrant bodies pulled out of lake

VAN, Turkey Rescue workers on Monday recovered bodies of three more irregular migrants from a lake in Turkey's eastern Van province after a boat carrying...

WHO to probe origins of COVID-19 worldwide, China says

ANKARA China on Monday said the World Health Organization agreed to probe origins of COVID-19 around the globe. Addressing a news conference in Beijing, China’s Foreign...

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