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Turkish president vows for unity on 97th Republic Day

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday celebrated the 97th anniversary of the Republic Day, which commemorates the founding of the nation's name and proclamation of the country's status as a republic. President Recep...

Turkey commemorates 97th anniversary of Republic Day

ANKARA Turkey's celebrations marking the 97th anniversary of the founding of the Republic have begun Thursday with state officials' visit to Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the country's founder Mustafa Kemal...

Explosion hits Iskenderun town in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey Ambulances and police squads were dispatched to the Iskenderun district of Turkey's southern Hatay province after an explosion shook the town center on Monday evening. The blast hit the...

Turkey: COVID-19 infections on rise across whole country

BURSA, Turkey The novel coronavirus cases are once again on the rise across Turkey, said the country's health minister on Friday. Speaking at a news conference during his visit to Turkey’s...

'Turkey to continue to back local Armenian community'

ISTANBUL/ANKARA  Turkey will continue to support the country’s Armenian community, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.  "As it was until today, so it shall be that we will continue to support...

Turkey's Central Bank keeps interest rates steady

ANKARA Turkey’s Central Bank on Thursday kept its one-week repo rate – also known as the policy rate – steady at 10.25% In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said...

Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas, the...

Turkey: Over 1 ton of illegal drugs seized

DIYARBAKIR / VAN, Turkey A large quantity of illegal drugs was seized by Turkish security forces in anti-drug raids on Sunday, officials said. Some 994 kilograms (2,191 pounds) of marijuana and...

Turkey: New measures to fight COVID-19 on the way

ANKARA Amid rising virus cases and stepped-up measures in many European countries, Turkey also has new nationwide measures on the way to combat COVID-19, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a...

Turkey's COVID-19 patient count rises by over 1,700

ANKARA Turkey registered 1,723 new coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The country’s overall tally now stands at 345,678, the ministry reported. Some...

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Turkey to maintain humanitarian foreign policy in 2021

ANKARA Turkey will continue to implement an entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy in the field and at the table in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

ANKARA Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday condemned the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. "We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as...

Turkey condemns 'racist threat message' in Greece

ANKARA Turkey slammed a “racist threat message” Saturday in northeastern Greece written on an elevator of an apartment building that is the residence of Mufti...

Over 640 PKK terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

ANKARA At least 641 PKK/KCK terror suspects have been nabbed during two-day operations across Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The suspects were detained in...