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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...

Turkish parliament ratifies new taxes

ANKARA  The Turkish parliament on Thursday ratified a law that brings new regulations to the country's tax system. According the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, the law aims to collect...

Turkey: Mayors arrested over alleged terror links

MARDIN, Turkey Four mayors, along with 20 municipal officials, were arrested in Turkey's southeastern provinces due to their suspected links to a terror group, judicial sources said Friday. Peoples' Democratic Party...

'We should support Turkish president on his US visit'

ANKARA  The leader of a Turkish opposition party on Wednesday urged support for Turkey’s president ahead of his meeting in Washington with his U.S. counterpart. "Foreign policy is a national policy,...

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 suspends 4 mayors amid terror probes

ANKARA  Four mayors were suspended in eastern Turkey on Wednesday over alleged terror ties. The Interior Ministry suspended Songul Erden, the mayor of Idil district in southeastern Sirnak province. In southeastern Diyarbakir...

Turkish court orders release of ex-opposition MP

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Thursday ordered release of a former opposition party lawmaker who was arrested on terrorism charges last year. In its ruling, the Istanbul Court of Justice sentenced...

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,...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...