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‘New constitution to carry Turkey into next centenary’

BURSA, Turkey The head of the Turkish parliament’s Human Rights Commission said Tuesday they wish to enter the next 100 years of the Turkish republic with a new civil constitution.  Visiting...

Turkish interior minister announces resignation

ANKARA Turkey’s interior minister announced Sunday he is stepping down from the post, citing recent incidents ahead of this weekend’s coronavirus curfew across much of Turkey. “In a process carried out...

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: Ruling party submits bill to split bar associations

ANKARA Turkey's ruling party has submitted a bill to regulate the country's bar associations, a senior official said Tuesday.  "For the bars that have more than 5,000 members, we are bringing...

Turkey: Mayor suspended over alleged links to terror

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A district mayor in southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party was dismissed over alleged links to an armed terror group, the provincial governor's...

Turkey: Erdogan rejects interior minister's resignation

ANKARA Turkey’s president turned down Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu’s resignation late Sunday which he had tendered over incidents that occurred ahead of a weekend curfew across much of the country...

Turkey: Main opposition party holds regular congress

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) 37th regular congress started on Saturday in the capital Ankara. The two-day congress is being held at Bilkent University's Odeon exhibition center. On the...

Turkish parliament ratifies motion on Iraq, Syria

ANKARA Turkish parliament on Wednesday ratified a motion extending authorization to launch cross-border anti-terrorist operations in northern Iraq and Syria. The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, the main opposition Republican...

'4,000 square km cleared from terrorists in N.Syria'

ANKARA  With the Operation Peace Spring, Turkey aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Turkish vice president said on Monday. "More than 4,000 square-kilometer area has been cleared from...

Turkey to announce space program in 2020

ANKARA Turkey will announce its National Space Program in 2020, the country's technology minister said Tuesday. Speaking at the Turkish parliament's planning and budget committee, Mustafa Varank said: "Countries that do...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...