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Turkey to activate S-400 missile defense systems

ANKARA Turkey will activate as planned S-400 missile defense systems acquired from Russia, once the relevant military personnel complete their training, the Turkish national defense minister said Thursday. Training efforts were...

Turkey gives biggest support to refugees worldwide: Erdogan

ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated on Monday Turkey’s determination in supporting and hosting Syrian refugees would continue, despite calls to send them back. “Turkey is a country that gives the...

Turkey: Legendary actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

ANKARA Yildiz Kenter, a veteran actress of Turkish cinema and theatre, passed away in Istanbul on Sunday. She was 91 years old. Kenter had been undergoing intensive care at Istanbul's American...

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul ends week up

ANKARA Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended the day up 1.54% points to close at 105,379.71 points on Friday. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 104,474.89 points. As of...

Moody's rises Turkey's growth rate forecast

ANKARA   International credit ratings agency Moody's on Thursday upgraded Turkey's economic growth forecast owing to the country's growth-friendly fiscal policy. "Turkey's recovery is stronger than previously expected, but aggressive stimulus and...

Turkey slaps travel ban on ex-MI6 officer's wife

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities have slapped a travel ban on the wife of a former British intelligence officer who was found dead in Istanbul, judicial sources said Thursday. Swedish citizen Emma Hedvig...

Turkey remembers 1944 deportation of Ahiska Turks

ANKARA  Turkey will continue to “actively support the just cause” of Ahiska Turks, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement marking the 75th anniversary of deportation of thousands during Soviet...

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...

Fitch Ratings upgrades Turkish banks' outlooks

ANKARA Credit ratings agency Fitch has upgraded the outlooks of 20 Turkish banks to stable from negative. The move follows a similar upgrade of the outlook on Turkey's long-term issuer default...

Turkish president marks anniversary of Ataturk's demise

ANKARA The Turkish president commemorated on Sunday the 81st anniversary of the demise of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. "Today is the 81st anniversary of demise...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...