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Merkel: Daesh/ISIS suspects under security screening

BERLIN Daesh/ISIS suspects deported by Turkey to Germany will undergo security checks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. Speaking at a news conference in the capital Berlin, Merkel said German...

EU's annual inflation stands at 1.1% in October

ANKARA Consumer prices in the European Union rose 1.1% year-on-year in October, the EU's statistical office announced Friday. The 28-member bloc's annual inflation rate was down from 1.2% in September. Compared with...

Italy declares state of emergency in flood-hit Venice

ROME  The Italian government has approved a state of emergency and 20 million euros ($22 million) is being set aside following Venice’s worst flooding in over 50 years, Prime Minister...

Merkel, Macron slammed for silence on Khashoggi

BERLIN UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard on Thursday sharply criticized German and French leaders for their “cowardly” silence on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “This incident has demonstrated...

UK police arrest terror suspect at Heathrow Airport

LONDON British police on Thursday said a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences upon his arrival at the Heathrow Airport. “Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command...

Croatia to hold presidential election on Dec. 22

ZAGREB, Croatia  Croatia will hold presidential election on Dec. 22, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced on Thursday. "Today we make the decision to call the first round of presidential elections for...

2 dead, 3 injured in college shooting in Russia

MOSCOW Two people, including a gunman, were killed and three injured in a shooting in eastern Russia, according to local authorities on Thursday. A 19-year old student opened fire with a...

'Migration issue shapes, ends governments in Europe'

EDIRNE, Turkey The issue of migration -- especially irregular migration -- often spells the end for governments in Europe, a Turkish official said on Wednesday.   "Illegal, or what we would call...

Italy: 12 arrested over planned attack on mosque

ROME Twelve people have been arrested in Italy for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque in the Siena province, according to Italian media. The suspects were preparing to attack a...

Germany, Netherlands to take back Daesh/ISIS terrorists

VAN, Turkey Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to take Daesh/ISIS terrorists back into their home countries, Turkey’s Interior Minister said on Wednesday. “I would like to thank two countries, Germany...

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Turkish, Kazakh leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL  The presidents of Turkey and Kazakhstan discussed in a Monday phone call cooperation against the novel coronavirus, as well as bilateral ties and regional...

Mauritius records 2 virus cases in nearly 1 month

ANKARA  Mauritius has recorded two new coronavirus cases, the first in nearly one month, according to a health official. Dr. Zouberr Joomaye, a member of the...

Russia’s Putin, Iraqi PM discuss settlement in Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian settlement in a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi on Monday. The two leaders agreed to...

9 new virus fatalities recorded in Kuwait, 1 in Morocco

ISTANBUL Health authorities on Monday recorded more coronavirus fatalities in Kuwait and Morocco while cases increased in Tunisia and Syria. In Kuwait, another nine people died...

Documentary on Turkish armed drone released on Youtube

ISTANBUL A documentary on Turkey's first armed drone was released on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr. The feature, titled AKINCI...

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