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Turkey plants 11 million saplings for greener future

ANKARA Over 11 million saplings have been planted on Monday in 2,023 different localities across Turkey, as part of the country's "breath for the future" campaign. Turkey's massive forestation campaign began...

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...

SpaceX satellites visible over Turkey in night sky

MERSIN, Turkey  A string of lights were seen in Turkey's skies Wednesday night as SpaceX launched a batch of Starlink internet satellites. The satellites were seen with the naked eye in...

Year of climate strike: Climate change protests in 2019

ANKARA Along with a large number of protests that were based on political or economical aspects from Asia to Latin America, climate protests also hit the streets and squares around...

At least 42 killed in western Cameroon landslide

ANKARA At least 42 bodies have been retrieved from the rubble after a landslide incident in western Cameroon, local media reported. The landslide occurred early Tuesday in Gouache neighborhood in the...

Germany should cooperate with China in science: EFI

ISTANBUL  Germany should exchange knowledge and technology with China, a commission said in a report presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI),...

'Turkey aims to achieve zero waste by 2023'

KOCAELI, Turkey The concept of cities need to be reinterpreted as it requires new solutions on transportation, security and waste management, Turkey’s first lady said on Friday. Speaking at Kartepe Summit...

Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Floods in western Uganda kill four, displace 5,000

KAMPALA, Uganda Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing...

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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...