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Turkey: AK Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigns

ANKARA The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigned from the party on Wednesday. "In line with the demand of the president, I resign from AK Party," Yeneroglu,...

Turkey: Parliament speaker nominated for 2nd term

By Emin Avundukluoglu ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Friday nominated Mustafa Sentop for a second term as parliament speaker. Speaking to reporters in parliament, Naci Bostanci, the...

Turkish vice president feels unwell during his speech

ANKARA Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay felt sick during his speech at a national summit on Monday. "As far as our doctors say, I think it was a minor discomfort due...

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's election law should be revised: Official

ANKARA  Considering and preparing a new election law is useful and necessary, Turkey’s justice minister said Monday.  Abdulhamit Gul evaluated the agenda in an appearance on journalist Cuneyt Ozdemir’s YouTube channel. Three...

Turkey: President Erdogan re-elected ruling party head

ANKARA Turkey's president on Wednesday was unanimously re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in a congress in the capital Ankara. After being nominated by top party officials,...

Turkey: 2021 to be year of national anthem

ANKARA Turkey’s parliament approved a motion early Thursday announcing 2021 as the year of the Turkish national anthem.  Mustafa Sentop, the speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, was the first...

Turkey: Minister Soylu 'humbled' by reactions on resignation move

ANKARA The Turkish interior minister on Monday welcomed the attitude of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the people of Turkey following his announcement of resignation. Late Sunday, Suleyman Soylu announced that...

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...
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'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...

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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...