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Turkey: Libya motion published in Official Gazette

ANKARA A motion calling for the extension of Turkish troop deployment in Libya for another 18 months was issued in Turkey's Official Gazette early Thursday.  The motion, approved on Tuesday, said...

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...

Turkish party leader dismisses early election rumors

ANKARA The head of a Turkish opposition party on Monday dismissed rumors of possible snap elections. “The presidential and 28th term parliamentary elections will be held in June 2023, as planned....

Turkish parliament passes penal reform law

ANKARA Turkey's parliament ratified a penal reform bill early Tuesday aimed at reducing the sentences of thousands of prisoners, paving the way for their release in a bid to ease...

'Turkey's future with presidential system'

ANKARA Turkey’s future is with a presidential system, the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said Thursday.  In a meeting with MHP’s provincial heads, Devlet Bahceli said those who want...

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...

Turkey: Former parliament speaker COVID-19 positive

ANKARA  Former speaker of Turkish parliament Bulent Arinc announced on Thursday that he contracted the novel coronavirus. Arinc said on Twitter that he and his wife Munevver Arinc tested positive for...

'Turkey's health system, measures curb spread of virus'

ANKARA  Turkey’s strong health system and effective measures against the novel coronavirus helped curb its further spread, according to the ruling party’s foreign affairs deputy chair. “The Republic of Turkey, along...
Devlet Bahceli

'Turkey's young population shows its strength'

ANKARA The healthy share of young people in Turkey’s population shows the country’s strength and potential in the decades to come, said a major Turkish party leader on Tuesday. Speaking to...

Turkey's ruling party: 'No one can hijack democracy'

ANKARA Turkey's ruling party spokesman said Tuesday that no one can hijack or destroy the country's democracy. Omer Celik of the Justice and Development (AK) Party was referring to remarks by...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...