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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...

Turkish Airlines expanding fleet, opening 4 new routes in 2020

ANKARA Turkish Airlines will open four new routes in 2020 as it expands and updates its fleet, according to the chairman of Turkey's flag carrier. "We finished all procedures to launch...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...