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Turkey's ruling party: 'No one can hijack democracy'

ANKARA Turkey's ruling party spokesman said Tuesday that no one can hijack or destroy the country's democracy. Omer Celik of the Justice and Development (AK) Party was referring to remarks by...

Turkey's ruling party censures Biden's remarks

ANKARA  Spokesman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Sunday criticized recent remarks by Joe Biden, a front-runner in the US presidential race, who hinted he could seek...

Turkish opposition lambasts Biden’s remarks on Turkey

ANKARA Senior members of Turkish opposition lashed out at US presidential candidate Joe Biden who in a newly-surfaced video calls on the US to try to interfere in Turkish domestic...

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...

Greece, Egypt agreement ‘unethical’: Turkish party head

ANKARA Greece's controversial move last week to sign a maritime delimitation agreement with Egypt, while also sitting for talks with Turkey in Germany, is unethical, said a Turkish political party...

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: 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...

'Hagia Sophia decision ends our nation's longing'

ANKARA  The Turkish parliament speaker said on Friday that Hagia Sophia's turning into a mosque ended a longing for a generation.  "With Hagia Sophia decision, a longing in the heart of...

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: 3 opposition lawmakers test positive for virus

ANKARA  Three opposition lawmakers in Turkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, officials said. The three are members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), party officials confirmed without identifying the individuals. In...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...