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China to boost imports, decrease tariffs: Xi

ANKARA Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday announced to bring down tariffs on the goods, in order to boost imports from next year.  Addressing 2nd China International Import Expo...

Pakistan sit-in: Gov’t, opposition fail to break ice

KARACHI, Pakistan With thousands of protesters continuing their sit-in on the fourth day on Tuesday in capital Islamabad, the government and the opposition failed to break a deadlock over...

Turkish hazelnut sector eyes new target markets

GIRESUN, Turkey Turkey’s hazelnut sectors are seeking to get into new markets such as India, Russia, Mexico and Brazil, said the head of the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products...

Istanbul Airport named 'Airport of Year'

ISTANBUL The Istanbul Airport was named as the "Airport of the Year" by readers of a U.K.-based magazine, the airport operator firm IGA announced on Tuesday. The Istanbul Airport...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA  Turkish security forces “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry on Tuesday. “2 PKK terrorists were neutralized in the air-supported operation carried...

UN satisfied with Syrian constitution meetings

GENEVA  UN Special Representative for Syria Geir Pedersen's spokesperson Jennifer Fenton said on Tuesday that the ongoing meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee are making "positive" progress. "Special Representative...

'YPG/PKK terrorists target civilians in N.Syria'

ANKARA YPG/PKK terrorists attacked civilians in northern Syria, Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. "No one was killed or wounded in the attack staged at 12.15 p.m. (GMT1015)...

Israel's top court orders deportation of HRW official

JERUSALEM Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of the Jerusalem-based director of Human Rights Watch (HRW). The court gave Omar Shakir 20 days to leave the country...

Libya council calls for boycott of 'war supporters'

TRIPOLI Libya’s Supreme Council of State has called on the country's UN-recognized government to boycott and sue countries that support a military offensive by eastern Libyan forces against the...

Istanbul to become 'cruise hub' with Yenikapi project

ANKARA Istanbul's Yenikapi Cruise Port Project will become operational soon, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said on Tuesday. "Istanbul will be the starting and finishing points in cruise tourism...

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‘Turkey, Ukraine can conduct many joint space projects’

KIEV, Ukraine  Ukraine can carry out many joint projects with Turkey in the field of space as in the defense industry, the head of the...

Colombia's coronavirus-related deaths surpass 100,000

BOGOTA, Colombia  The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Colombia has exceeded 100,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported late Monday.  As many as 648 people lost their...

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles southwestern Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla, the country's disaster agency said early Tuesday.  The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the...

Turkey rescues 51 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkey on Monday rescued 51 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were illegally pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey...