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Turkish president briefed on operation in N Syria

ANKARA Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sunday a command and control center in the border province of Sanliurfa where he was briefed about the ongoing operation in northern Syria. He...

Turkey: Senior Daesh/ISIS operative among 7 arrested

ANKARA A senior Daesh/ISIS operative, who was responsible for the terror group’s training camps, was arrested in Turkey’s southern Osmaniye province, according to the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday. The arrest...

Fitch revises Turkey's outlook from negative to stable

BERLIN  Credit ratings agency Fitch revised Turkey's outlook from "negative" to "stable" on Friday and affirmed its “BB-“ rating. The agency also revised up its GDP forecast for 2019 by 0.8...

Turkey arrests 11 suspects over links to Daesh/ISIS

CANKIRI, Turkey  Some 11 suspects, including high-level targets, were arrested Friday in central Turkey over links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to a security source. As part of efforts against...

Turkish court dismisses case against ex-military chief

ANKARA Turkey's Constitutional Court dismissed a case on Thursday against Ilker Basbug, the 26th chief of the general staff of Turkey, citing the failure to prosecute. The ex-military chief was accused...

Turkey marks 96th anniversary of Republic Day

ANKARA The 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Anitkabir, the...

Turkey braving independence war-like fight: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is braving another war similar to the War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. “We are waging another war similar to the War of Independence, which we...

Turkey to celebrate Republic Day on Tuesday

ANKARA  Millions of Turks across the country and abroad will celebrate on Tuesday the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic's founder, on...

Turkey: Baghdadi nemesis of humanity, Islam, Turkey

ANKARA Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ringleader of Daesh, or ISIS, is one of the biggest enemies of humanity, Islam and Turkey, Ankara said on Sunday. "Turkey, being one of the most...

Respect Turkey’s security concerns, Erdogan tells world

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Saturday urged the world to respect its security concerns and to support its projects to ensure the return of Syrian refugees. Speaking at a meeting of officials from...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

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

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...