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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-N. Cyprus water pipeline to finish by Sept. 25

ANKARA Repair work for the water pipeline carrying freshwater from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will be completed by Sept. 25, the Turkish vice president said...

Turkey: Parliament may nix basis for 1960 coup trial

ANKARA The head of Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday moved to strip away the legal fig leaf for the notorious 1960 coup-era trial and execution of the nation’s premier and two...

'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...

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,...

Anadolu Agency releases photo album on Turkish leaders

ANKARA Anadolu Agency published a photo album of Turkey's presidents from the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, to sitting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a special edition for the agency's...
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‘Unthinkable for Turkey to give up Aegean, East Med’

ANKARA  It is unthinkable for Turkey to give up its “historical interests” in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, the head of a Turkish political party said on Saturday. Greece is playing...

Turkish opposition party backs Erdogan ahead of US meet

ANKARA An opposition party leader on Wednesday voiced support for the Turkish president ahead of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. "Whatever result comes out of the meeting in...

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...

'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....

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'EU sanctions on Turkey would make no sense at all'

ISTANBUL The EU imposing sanctions on Turkey would be profoundly irrational, Turkey’s communications director said on Saturday.  “We have no such expectation” of sanctions being imposed,...

Lebanon: Hariri regrets failure of Macron’s initiative

BEIRUT, Lebanon Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has regretted the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative for forming a new government in Lebanon.  “Those...

Hamas chief hails Abbas’ speech to UN

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday hailed President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly, according to the official Wafa news...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,903 with 76...

6 civilians dead in Afghanistan landmine blast

KABUL, Afghanistan At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an official confirmed on Saturday. A tractor trolley carrying...