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Erdogan urges all parties to pitch in on new Constitution

ANKARA  Turkey's president on Wednesday urged all political parties to participate in drafting a new Constitution. "We want all political parties to take part in this process. We will make a...

Turkey appoints Lutfi Elvan as new finance minister

By Gokhan Ergocun Turkey appointed Lutfi Elvan as the country’s new treasury and finance minister early Tuesday, according to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette. The move comes after...

Turkish interior minister tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and his family are under treatment in a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the minister said Saturday on Twitter. Soylu said that they started...

Turkish presidential board discusses foreign policy

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of the Presidential High Advisory Board on Wednesday on Turkey's foreign policy. Following the two-and-half hour meeting, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said...

'Greece now is rogue state in Eastern Mediterranean'

ANKARA Greece is now a rogue state in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, overreaching and crossing the line, said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. Turkey will not accept or forgive any...

Turkey's ruling party censures Biden's remarks

ANKARA  Spokesman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Sunday criticized recent remarks by Joe Biden, a front-runner in the US presidential race, who hinted he could seek...

Turkish opposition lambasts Biden’s remarks on Turkey

ANKARA Senior members of Turkish opposition lashed out at US presidential candidate Joe Biden who in a newly-surfaced video calls on the US to try to interfere in Turkish domestic...

Turkey’s CHP convenes on 2nd day of regular congress

ANKARA The second and last day of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) 37th regular congress started on Sunday in the capital Ankara. The two-day congress, which will elect 60...

Turkey: 3 opposition lawmakers test positive for virus

ANKARA  Three opposition lawmakers in Turkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, officials said. The three are members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), party officials confirmed without identifying the individuals. In...

Turkey: Opposition party warns of ongoing virus danger

ANKARA An opposition party in Turkey called on Wednesday for people to abide by measures put in place to curb the novel coronavirus. Speaking to the Good (IYI) Party's parliamentary group,...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...