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'Turkey is self-sufficient in fight against COVID-19'

ANKARA Being self-sufficient in medical equipment is as important as being so in the defense industry, and being a strong country in the provision chain will be one of Turkey's...

Turkey: Cabinet meets via video link

ISTANBUL A meeting of Turkey’s Cabinet started Monday afternoon under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. From Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Erdogan is chairing the meeting via video link, the...

'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...

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: 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...

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...

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: 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...

'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...

Turkish parliament removes 'filter item' in omnibus law

ANKARA  Turkish parliament on Thursday removed an item in the omnibus law that would have delayed the installation of filters on thermal power plants.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vetoed...

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Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

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