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Russian cargo ship reaches International Space Station

NUR SULTAN An unmanned Russian cargo capsule arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. According to Russian federal space agency Roscosmos, the Progress MS-14 spacecraft blasted off from the...

Over 1,000 birds die in India

ANKARA Death of over 1,000 migratory birds in India’s western Rajasthan province has sent shock waves across bird watchers who are unable to comprehend what led to the mass deaths. Locals...

Pesticides push insects into global decline: report

ANKARA Though they play crucial roles in the environment, insect populations now face a global downturn due to pesticide-dependent industrial farming, according to a new report released Tuesday.   Across the planet,...

Earth Day is more important than ever: UN Environment

ANKARA Just around the corner, the Earth Day this year is foremost as the world is struggling with the pandemic reminding "the vulnerability of humans and the planet," the UN...

Turkey takes steps towards taking part in European Green Deal

ANKARA Turkey has taken important steps to be part of the European Union Green Deal through its just-released landmark Green Deal Action Plan. The action plan, released by the Trade Ministry...

Climate meet sounds alarm over mountain water supplies

GENEVA Glaciers like those in Turkey as well as the Andes, Alps and other mountain ranges are bearing the brunt of climate change, a global conference warned Thursday. The High Mountain...

Turkey: Students produce power bank from waste battery

HATAY, Turkey Group of students in southern Turkey produced power bank, called "Hassa" from waste laptop batteries. A group of vocational high school students in the Hassa district of Hatay province...

EU spends $350B in environmental protection in 2018

ISTANBUL The European Union's member countries' expenditures reached €297 billion ($350 billion) in 2018, the 28-member-bloc's official authority said on Monday. National expenditure on environmental protection (NEEP) of EU members has...

Australia: Big data can be used to protect nature

ANKARA The use of big data can be part of the solution to achieve a sustainable environment while preventing the degradation of nature, according to a new study published Friday.  Big...

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...