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'Post-coronavirus process to yield different world’

ISTANBUL Nothing will be the same after the post-coronavirus process, which is a new normalization, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said Sunday.  "Let's not forget that the post-coronavirus process is the new normal....

‘Canakkale Bridge, dream of centuries, longest of its kind’

CANAKKALE, Turkey With the construction of Canakkale 1915 Bridge, Turkey realizes centuries' dream, said the Turkish president on Saturday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended via videoconference to the ceremony for the placement...

Turkey: Diyarbakir renovates terror-hit sites

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Five years into a drive to restore a historical district in Diyarbakir province hit by attacks by the terror PKK group, the Turkish government has renovated more that...

Turkey imposes 4-day curfew in 15 provinces amid virus

ANKARA Turkey has imposed a four-day curfew in 15 provinces beginning Friday midnight in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus that has claimed 4,055 lives in the...

Turk Eximbank secures $678M syndication loan amid virus

ANKARA  Turk Eximbank has received a syndication loan worth $678 million amid coronavirus' economic fallout, said Turkey’s trade minister on Friday. "The syndicated loan is a strong indicator of international markets'...

Turkey: Housing sales rise 8.9% in January-April

ISTANBUL The number of houses sold in Turkey rose by 8.9% in the January-April period to reach 383,821, said the country's statistical authority on Friday. In the four-month period, sales of...

Turkey: Mayors nabbed for alleged ties to terrorist PKK

IGDIR, Turkey  As part of a terror probe in eastern and southeastern Turkey, several local officials from a political party accused by the government over terrorist ties were arrested early...

Turkey: 2,543 liters of bootleg ethyl alcohol seized

BALIKESIR, Turkey  Turkish gendarmerie seized 2,543 liters of bootleg ethyl alcohol late Thursday in an operation in northwestern Balikesir province.Teams from the provincial gendarmerie command conducted the operation against the...

Magnitude 4.2 quake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

ANKARA  A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean region early Friday, according to the nation's disaster agency.    The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the...

Turkish coast guard rescues 30 asylum seekers in Aegean

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkish Coast Guard teams rescued at least 30 asylum seekers Thursday from two boats in the Aegean Sea.    Congolese, Syrian, Bangladeshi, Palestinian and Lebanese nationals were on the...

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Former Senegal football player Diop dies

ANKARA A former Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, died at the age of 42 on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of...

Prominent Muslim leader Layama dies at 63 in CAR

ANKARA Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away on Saturday evening, according to local news outlets. Layama, president...

Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA One more PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist...

UN special envoy for Syria: No deadline in Geneva talks

GENEVA The UN special envoy for Syria has said peace talks will start Monday in Geneva but without a set deadline for outcomes. Geir Pedersen said...

Pakistan ruling party says 'will not recognize Israel'

ANKARA Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel. "Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement...