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Basketball: World Cup silver medalist Arslan retires

ANKARAFamed Turkish basketball player Ender Arslan, the 2010 FIBA World Championship silver medalist, ended his 21-year career on Saturday.Frutti Extra Bursaspor paid tribute to their 38-year-old playmaker and captain...

Turks in US capital protest Biden's 'genocide' remarks

WASHINGTONA group from the Turkish-US community here in Washington protested President Joe Biden's recognition of 1915 events as "genocide" on Saturday.The crowd at the Turkish Ambassador's residence on Sheridan...

Turkey takes hold of 4 targets in northern Iraq

ANKARATurkey took a hold of four targets in northern Iraq as part of its anti-terror operations in the region, the National Defense Ministry said early Sunday.It said in a...

Kenya records 1,153 new coronavirus infections

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya recorded 1,153 new coronavirus infections on Saturday. A total of "1,153 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, from a sample size of 9,316 tested in the last...

International Jurists Union condemns Biden's remarks

ANKARA The International Jurists Union condemned "in the strongest terms" US President Joe Biden's remarks on Saturday regarding the events of 1915. "By making this statement, the US authorities unfortunately...

Pakistan offers to help virus-ravaged India

KARACHI, PakistanPakistan on Saturday offered to help longtime rival India in its efforts to stem a catastrophic COVID-19 wave that has ravaged the world’s second-most populous country.“As a gesture...

Turkey: Wanted PKK terrorist neutralized in N.Iraq

ANKARAA wanted PKK terrorist was neutralized in northern Iraq in a joint operation by Turkish security forces and its National Intelligence Organization (MIT), said a security source on Saturday.Dalokay...

Turkish business leaders blast Biden statement on 1915

ANKARATurkish business leaders on Saturday condemned US President Joe Biden's remarks on the events of 1915.Rifat Hisarciklioglu, chairman of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), said on...

Bayern Munich's march to crown stalls with Mainz loss

ANKARAGerman Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday suffered an unexpected 2-1 loss to Mainz 05 in Mainz's Opel Arena, putting off their chances of claiming the Bundesliga football crown.Home...

'US attitude on 1915 events unrelated to historical facts'

ANKARABlasting US President Joe Biden's statement on the events of 1915 as "unacceptable," the head of the Turkish parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee said Saturday that the US attitude on...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 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. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...