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Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules

ANKARA  - Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pakistan's Karachi in danger of losing wildlife

KARACHI, Pakistan  Pakistan's largest city Karachi is today a picture of glossy skyscrapers, bustling shopping centers, shanty slums, and massive traffic jams like any other metropolis around the world. Although it...

Tsunamis claim hundreds of thousands over past century

ANKARA Over a quarter-million people have been killed in tsunamis over the past century, according to the data compiled by Anadolu Agency. According to the UN, which marks Nov. 5 as...

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,...

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 allows free access to science magazines

ANKARA Turkey allows free access to science magazines, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said on Monday. "We provide free access to all TUBITAK magazines for those staying home, particularly...

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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...