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Turkey: 93% of coronavirus victims were 65 or older

Some 93% of the people in Turkey claimed by coronavirus were 65 or older, the country’s health minister said on Friday. “The average age of people who died over the...

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

ANKARA  A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean region early Tuesday, according to the nation's disaster agency.   The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast...

Turkey: Daily recoveries from COVID-19 exceeds cases

ANKARA  The tally of patients who recovered from coronavirus in Turkey on Saturday exceeded fresh cases, the country's health minister said. The daily recoveries stood at 3,845, while new infections totaled...

Turkey’s healthcare system vigilant against COVID-19

ANKARA  The emergence of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan city, China has been a milestone in the 21st century with hundreds of millions of people undergoing self-isolation to curb the...

Turkey arrests 12 FETO terror suspects

VAN, Turkey  At least 12 suspects were arrested for alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 failed coup, Turkish authorities said on Monday. In a...

Turkey's daily power consumption up 0.85% on Dec. 5

ANKARA Turkey's daily electricity consumption increased by 0.85% to 871,580 megawatt-hours on Thursday, according to official figures of Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Friday. Hourly power consumption peaked at local...

Turkey: Face masks made mandatory in 10 more cities

IZMIR Turkey in 10 more provinces on Thursday made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public.  Authorities announced the imposed requirement in Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Denizli,...

Hagia Sophia not a matter of int'l affairs: Turkey's Cavusoglu

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday said Istanbul's Hagia Sophia is "not a matter of international affairs, but a matter of national sovereignty." Speaking in a televised interview, Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Turkish president marks World Environment Day

ANKARA Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday marked World Environment Day, highlighting the importance of global efforts to resolve environmental problems. “Humanity today strives for a greener and more liveable...

3 terrorists neutralized in northeastern Turkey

ANKARA At least three terrorists have been neutralized in northeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. As part of anti-terror efforts to ensure internal security, gendarmerie forces carried out the...

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'50,000 S. Africans could die of COVID-19 this year'

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's president has advised the public to follow COVID-19 measures seriously as scientists predict the virus could kill up to 50,000 people in...

Iran says no ‘operational restrictions’ on nuke program

TEHRAN Iran does not face any “operational restrictions” on its nuclear program, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a...

Turkish charity sends 37 truckloads of aid to N.Syria

HATAY, Turkey A Turkish charity sent 37 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, during the last week, an official said on Monday. Selim Tosun,...

Russia: Daily virus cases above 6,000 for 3rd week

MOSCOW Daily cases of coronavirus infection in Russia has remained above 6,000 for the third week in a row, an official report revealed on Monday. Another...

'Turkey stands with Azerbaijan amid clashes with Armenia'

ANKARA Turkish foreign minister on Monday strongly condemned a deadly attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops. Mevlut Cavusoglu in a televised interview called on...

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