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Turkey: Cabinet meets via video link

ISTANBUL A meeting of Turkey’s Cabinet started Monday afternoon under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. From Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Erdogan is chairing the meeting via video link, the...

Turkey: School resumes in YPG/PKK terror-hit areas

MARDIN / SIRNAK, Turkey With schools reopening, tens of thousands of students in southeastern Turkey will start make-up classes on Monday after their lessons were disrupted by YPG/PKK terrorist attacks...

Turkey reports 1,188 new recoveries from COVID-19

ANKARA Almost 1,200 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Sunday. Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that overall recoveries...

Turkey issues completion visa for investments worth $18.4B

ISTANBUL  Turkey issued completion visa for investments worth 104 billion Turkish liras ($18.4B) in January-November 2019, the country's industry and technology minister said on Thursday. Mustafa Varank said on Twitter that...

5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts western Turkey

ANKARA A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Manisa on Friday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck near...

Turkish Central Bank int'l reserves at $86.3B in April

ANKARA  The official reserves of the Turkish Central Bank reached $86.3 billion as of the end of April, the bank announced Thursday. The April figure showed that total reserve assets slipped...

Mediterranean economic leaders to gather in Barcelona

ANKARA An entrepreneurial-economic event to explore the necessary measures that Mediterranean countries need to develop a truly globalized economy will be held in Barcelona on Nov. 20-22. The 13th Mediterranean Week...

Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds from YPG/PKK attack

ANKARA A Turkish soldier has succumbed to injuries sustained in a YPG/PKK terror attack last month in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The soldier was injured on Oct....

Turkish Central Bank lowers interest rates by 50bps

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday lowered its one-week repo rate by 50 base points, in line with market expectation. A statement from the bank's fifth of 12 Monetary Policy...

Turkey lifts 4-day nationwide curfew against virus

ANKARA  At the stroke of midnight Tuesday, Turkey lifted a four-day nationwide curfew for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed...

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PROFILE – Syed Ali Geelani: Adamant fighter for Kashmiri rights

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir / ANKARA, Turkey In recognition of his lifelong struggle for Kashmiris, Pakistan on its 74th Independence Day on Friday, awarded veteran...

Iran reports 169 more virus deaths, over 2,500 cases

ISTANBUL At least 169 more coronavirus-related fatalities have raised the death toll in Iran to 19,331, the Health Ministry said Friday. Some 2,501 more people tested...

North Korea’s Kim says no to foreign flood aid

Kim Jong-un says ‘malignant’ COVID-19 requires Pyongyang ‘not to allow any outside aid’ but ‘shut border tighter’

Israeli prime minister secretly visited UAE: Report

Benjamin Netanyahu made 2 undisclosed trips to Gulf state, says Israeli newspaper

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...