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Turkish presidential board discusses 1915 events

ANKARA  High Advisory Board of Turkish presidency gathered on Tuesday to discuss how to respond to "groundless and anti-Turkey allegations" regarding the events of 1915.  Following the five-hour meeting behind close...

Turkey: Opposition party urges lower election threshold

ANKARA The head of Turkey's main opposition party on Tuesday urged lawmakers to lower the country's election threshold into parliament. "Let us amend the law implemented by the putschists, and have...

Turkey: COVID-19 cases top 181,000 mark

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 1,467 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total tally to 181,298, according to its health minister. The total number of recoveries from the disease...

Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May

ANKARA The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday. Turkey's budget revenue reached...

Turkey: Indigenous electric train to serve by year-end

SAKARYA, Turkey  First Turkish-made electric train, with its tests to be conducted on Aug. 30, will start serving before the end of this year, transport and infrastructure minister said on...

Turkey to restart legal proceedings

ANKARA  Turkey's justice minister on Monday announced that all legal proceedings and trials in the country would continue as of June 16 after having been halted due to the novel...

Turkey: 8 Iraqis arrested over links to Daesh/ISIS

ANKARA Turkish police arrested eight Iraqi nationals over suspected links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, security sources said Monday. The arrests were made in Turkey's capital Ankara early on Monday as...

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 sees 434,757 house sales in Jan-May

ISTANBUL  In Turkey, 434,757 residential properties were sold in the first five months of 2020, the country’s statistical authority announced on Monday. Housing sales dropped 2.2% or 9,684 units in the...

Turkey: 18 tons of bootleg ethyl alcohol seized

ISTANBUL  Turkish forces seized 18 tons of bootleg ethyl alcohol on Monday in an operation in Istanbul. Local gendarmerie teams launched the operation after receiving a tip on a possible attempt...

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Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...

Russian opp. leader says Merkel visited him in hospital

MOSCOW Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in hospital in Berlin. "The meeting did take place, but...

Hamas in contact with Egypt to secure injured fisherman

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Hamas group said on Sunday it is in contact with the Egyptian authorities to secure the return of a wounded Palestinian...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for...

Qatar: Trump retreats from supporting blockading states

DOHA  Qatar’s defense minister said that US President Donald Trump has backed down from supporting states imposing blockade on Doha. “There is a strategic alliance between...