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Turkey schedules new evacuation flights for Turks in US

ANKARA Turkey has scheduled four new evacuation flights from the coronavirus-hit US for its citizens who have short-term visas, the Turkish Embassy in Washington announced. To ensure the return of these...

Turkey, Senegal set mid-term trade goal of $1 billion

DAKAR Turkey and the West African country of Senegal have set a target to increase their bilateral trade volume to $1 billion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in Senegal...

Turkish FM held talks on killing of Qasem Soleimani

Turkey's foreign minister on Sunday spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his Qatari counterpart over the phone, diplomatic sources said late Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, in separate phone conversations...

‘Turkey’s Libyan motion to thwart regional plots’

ANKARA A motion ratified by the Turkish parliament authorizing the government to deploy troops in Libya will thwart regional plots, protect country’s rights and interests, said Turkey’s vice president on...

Libya welcomes Turkey's troops motion

ANKARA  Libyan foreign minister called his Turkish counterpart and thanked him for a motion that passed in the Turkish parliament on Thursday.      According to diplomatic sources, Mohamed Taher Siala thanked...

Turkish, US presidents discuss Libya, Syria over phone

ANKARA Turkish president on Thursday talked with his U.S. counterpart over the phone to discuss bilateral relations and situation in Libya and Syria, an official statement said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

Turkey shuts power plants for not installing filters

ANKARA Turkey shut down five thermal power plants completely and one other partially for failure to comply with the law to install filters, authorities said Wednesday. Four out of seven plants...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul starts year looking up

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index started the first trading day of the New Year with a rise of 0.42% or 477.55 points to open Thursday at 114,902.51 points. The BIST 100...

Protesters vacate US Embassy compound in Iraq

BAGHDAD  Iran-backed militias on Wednesday withdrew from the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the Iraqi army said. The protesters also dismantled their tents outside the Green Zone in Baghdad...

Iraq: Iranian-backed militia urged to leave US Embassy

BAGHDAD After a dramatic day that saw the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad breached, an Iranian-backed militia on Wednesday group urged its members in Iraq to withdraw from around the...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...