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US president says everyone should be concerned about monkeypox

ISTANBUL US President Joe Biden on Sunday said "everybody should be concerned" about monkeypox. “They (health advisers) haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody...

Turkish Americans hold parade, festival in New York City

WASHINGTON  Thousands of Turkish Americans joined the Turkish Day Parade on Saturday in New York City, to celebrate an annual festival that highlights Turkish culture and traditions. With the support and...

Pentagon spokesman Kirby named to new role in White House

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden announced a new role Friday for Pentagon spokesman John Kirby who will serve as National Security Council coordinator for Strategic Communications at the White House. "In...

Biden approval rating dips to 39% all-time low: poll

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden's job approval rating has hit an all-time low of 39%, according to polling data released on Friday just six months before critical national elections. Biden's approval...

US Senate approves $40B Ukraine aid package

WASHINGTON  US Senate approved a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine on Thursday as the war waged by Russia nears its third month. The 86-1 vote sends the sweeping package to...

US confident Turkiye's concerns 'can be addressed' as Finland, Sweden seek NATO entry

WASHINGTON US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan voiced confidence on Wednesday that Turkiye's "concerns can be addressed" as Finland and Sweden seek NATO membership. Sullivan was firm in his view that...

US officially resumes operations at Kyiv Embassy

WASHINGTON The US officially resumed operations Wednesday at its embassy in the Ukrainian capital, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. "Three months ago, we lowered our flag over the U.S....

Former US officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing

WASHINGTON A former US police officer has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter for his role in the 2020 killing of George Floyd, the state of Minnesota's attorney general announced...

US housing starts fall in April

ANKARA  US housing starts fell in April after posting a rise in the two previous months, according to a report Wednesday by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing...

US expanding flights to Cuba, resuming family reunifications

WASHINGTON  In a move to reverse Trump-era restrictions, the Biden administration on Monday announced a series of measures to loosen some policies on Cuba.  In a statement, the State Department said...

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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...