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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...

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...

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: Opposition HDP lawmaker gets prison sentence

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a lawmaker from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to over six years in prison for being a member of an armed...

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...

Turkey should try to mitigate quake losses: Opp. leader

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition leader demanded Tuesday the country take measures to mitigate losses before any earthquake.  "We have enacted some laws, but they do not hang together. We have enacted...

Turkish presidential spokesman diagnosed with COVID-19

ANKARA Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin was diagnosed with the coronavirus and reached the final stage of treatment Saturday. Kalin said he had mild symptoms of the virus and that he...

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...

Erdogan extends condolences for death of Turkish deputy

ISTANBUL The Turkish president extended his condolences over the death of Markar Esayan, a lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. “I have learned with great sorrow of the...

Turkish lawmaker Markar Esayan dies at 51

ISTANBUL A lawmaker from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, Markar Esayan, died on Friday at the age of 51. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin conveyed his condolences on Twitter...

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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...