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UEFA vows to use legal measures to bar 'Super League'

ANKARA UEFA, European football's governing body, and major three leagues along with their federations warned over the "so-called Super League," and said they will take all measures "to stop this...

Fenerbahce claim 1-0 narrow win over Denizlispor

ANKARA  Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahce on Monday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over struggling Yukatel Denizlispor to jump to second place in the Turkish Super Lig. Neither side was able to break...

Istanbul Half Marathon: Kenyan athletes claim victory

ISTANBUL Kenyan runners Ruth Chepngetich and Kibiwott Kandie clinched the 16th edition of the Istanbul Half Marathon, an annual road running event that hosted thousands of athletes this year. Chepngetich, 26,...

Italy: Police raid Juventus players' house party

ROME  Italian security forces fined Juventus players for a house party as the football players violated the coronavirus measures. Sports daily Corriere dello Sport reported on Thursday that Italian carabinieri police...

FIFA president lists 11 reforms to fight corruption

ISTANBUL The head of world football's governing body announced 11 key reforms to combat corruption in football. Addressing the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day of a videoconference summit...

Limited fans to be allowed in Turkey vs Latvia game

ANKARA Turkey's World Cup qualifiers match against Latvia in Istanbul will be played with 15% fans in the stadium, the Turkish Football Federation announced Sunday. All health protocols determined by UEFA...

NBA: Spurs win, Popovich makes history

ANKARA The San Antonio Spurs defeated the new-look Chicago Bulls 120-104 late Saturday, giving head legendary coach Gregg Popovich the 1300th victory of his career.Trying to survive in the Western...

Turkey beat Norway 3-0 in great start to WC quals

ANKARA The Turkish national team maintained their impressive start to the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after hammering Norway 3-0 on Saturday. Turkey's Ozan Tufan gave the visitors...

Juventus stunned by Benevento 1-0 at home

ANKARA Juventus had a shocking home loss by underdogs Benevento 1-0 in a Sunday Italian Serie A league match. Argentine forward Adolfo Gaich scored the winning goal for Benevento in the...

Turkish para-athletes win 8 medals in World Grand Prix

ISTANBUL Turkish paralympic athletes won eight medals at the 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix, the Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled said on Saturday. Turkey won a gold, silver...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 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. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...