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Total inflow to Turkish gas system down 6.33% in 2019

ANKARA Natural gas inflow to Turkey's gas network saw a year-on-year decrease of around 6.33% to 46.83 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2019, according to data from the Turkish Petroleum...

Turkey: February unemployment falls to 13.6%

ANKARA Unemployment in Turkey dropped to 13.6% this February, down 1.1 percentage points from the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Monday. The number of unemployed persons...

Turkey holds 120 km on N.Syria border east of Euphrates

ANKARA  Turkey controls an area in northern Syria the length of 120 kilometers (74.56 miles) east of the Euphrates River along the border between the two countries, the Turkish vice...

Turkey’s fight against Daesh/ISIS in numbers

ANKARA  Turkish security forces have carried out a total of 4,536 operations against Daesh or ISIS terrorist organization since 2016, arresting 13,696 suspects, with 4,517 of them sent to custody,...

Turkey: Nearly 5,000 irregular migrants held last week

ANKARA At least 4,974 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources. As many as 2,433 migrants were held...

Turkey’s ex-military chief Yasar Buyukanit dies at 79

ISTANBUL  Turkey's former Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit died on Thursday at the age of 79. According to information obtained by Anadolu Agency's correspondent, Buyukanit, who had been receiving...

Turkey neutralizes 10 PKK terrorists in N.Syria

ANKARA The Turkish army "neutralized" 10 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syrian territories, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. In a Twitter post, the ministry said eight PKK/YPG terrorists, who were...

Turkey: 17 COVID-19 cases in open prisons, 3 dead

ANKARA Turkey confirmed 17 cases of the novel coronavirus in five different open prisons, while three inmates have died of the virus, the country's justice minister announced Monday. "Seventeen convicts in...

Turkish president commemorates Canakkale War martyrs

ANKARA Turkey's president on Saturday commemorated martyrs of the Canakkale Land Battles on its 105th anniversary. “Throughout our history, our aim has always been to maintain our independence and establish peace....

Turkey: Total recoveries exceed current coronavirus cases

ANKARA  Turkey continues on the trajectory of more recoveries from coronavirus, said the health minister on Sunday. A total of 63,151 people have recovered from the illness so far, including 4,892...

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Turks in Greece still being denied their rights

ANKARA For decades, the Turkish minority in Greece has faced government-imposed hurdles to exercising its fundamental rights on education, religious affairs, and the recognition of...

Turkey: 2 Galatasaray players test positive for virus

ANKARA Turkish football club Galatasaray on Friday reported that two of its players had tested positive for COVID-19. "Two players tested positive," the Istanbul club said...

Turkey successfully tests 2nd prototype of combat drone

ISTANBUL The second prototype of Turkey’s locally-made smart combat drone was successfully tested in northwestern Turkey, its Istanbul-based manufacturer said. The drone dubbed Bayraktar Akinci Unmanned...