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Turkey’s largest observatory to operate in 2021

ERZURUM, Turkey  An observatory in eastern Turkey will receive the first light from space by the end of 2021. Construction of Eastern Anatolian Observatory (DAG), which continues only five months a...

Turkey should focus on plastic waste for economy, planet: Expert

ANKARA The production of raw materials from plastic waste is a key issue Turkey should focus on for its economic well-being and the planet’s future, according to a top engineer...

Search engine to 'plant' 26,000 trees in Australia

ANKARA  A German-based search engine that announced a tree planting campaign to draw attention on bushfires in Australia, said Friday more than 26,000 trees will be planted as a result...

Vulture population in Pakistan shows tentative signs of recovery

KARACHI, Pakistan Once a prime candidate for extinction, the population of vultures in Pakistan has shown tentative signs of recovery in the past five years, but nature’s “garbage disposal” is...

Does COVID-19 waste get special treatment?

ANKARA As the use of medical masks and gloves rises due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering where this medical waste ultimately ends up once it goes into the...

Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

The world becomes cleaner, as emissions fall in April

ANKARA The global lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 led to a massive drop in carbon emissions in April. Besides the fall in industrial production and...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

Cyclone Amphan: At least 9 die in Bangladesh, India

DHAKA, Bangladesh / NEW DELHI, India At least nine people have died in super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and India, according to the official tallies of both countries.  Speaking to Anadolu...

EuroLeague: Bayern come back 20 down to beat Fenerbahce

ANKARA   Bayern Munich beat Turkey’s Fenerbahce Beko 75-71 in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 game on Friday. Fenerbahce Beko made a great start to the game, leading the first quarter 28-9. The...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...