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Turkish, US defense ministers discuss Syria

BRUSSELS Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Friday discussed latest developments in Syria. Akar and Esper exchanged views on Turkey's anti-terror operation in northeastern...

NBA: Cavaliers extend Osman's contract for more 4 years

ANKARA Turkish national basketball player Cedi Osman and Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement for a four-year contract extension, an NBA insider has said. "Cedi Osman has agreed to a four-year, $31...

US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

Death toll rises to 19 in Chile protests

ANKARA The death toll in Chile rose to 19 on Thursday as violent demonstrations continued despite the government’s decision to cancel a subway fare increase. A prosecutor's office in the capital,...

US two-thirds of way to 'edge of civil a war': poll

WASHINGTON The U.S. is two-thirds of the way to the "edge of a civil war," according to a poll. Released by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday, voters...

US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

Mexico takes hands-off approach to Bolivia elections

QUERETARO, Mexico Mexico’s representative at the Organization of American States (OAS) meeting Wednesday said the group should respect Bolivia’s election process. “Mexico … is staying prudent and respects the development of...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

UN to investigate alleged rights violations in Chile

WASHINGTON The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday she is sending a mission to probe alleged human rights violations in Chile. For the past week, the South...

US senator urges defeat of Trump Syria-censure motion

WASHINGTON A Senate resolution that would censure U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw American forces from Iraq must be defeated, accordoing to Senator Rand Paul. Paul is one...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Oct. 25, 2020

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...

Armenia leader should be charged for war crimes, experts say

ISTANBUL Amid the continuing clashes over Upper Karabakh, Turkish experts believe Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his administration should be charged for war crimes. Yalcin...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not...

Turkey to set up strategic logistics centers for trade

ANKARA  Turkey plans to establish foreign logistics centers in strategic regions in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Far East, said the country's top...

French president encouraged Islamophobia: Pakistan PM

KARACHI, Pakistan  The Pakistani prime minster has added his voice to the growing criticism of the French president for "encouraging Islamophobia" following the killing of...