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UK had plan in case virus claimed Boris Johnson

ANKARA The British government had a plan in place in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been claimed by coronavirus, Johnson said in a newspaper interview.  Speaking to The Sun on...

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Greek island Crete

ANKARA A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Greece’s Crete Island on Saturday, according to Turkey’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the closest residential area to the region...

Baby Boris: British prime minister has new son

LONDON UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a new son as his fiance gave birth on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to...

UK holds minute's silence for lost health workers

LONDON  The UK on Tuesday observed a minute of silence for more than 90 health workers who lost their lives while combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson who returned...

OSCE spots new Russian military hardware in Ukraine

ANKARA  The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine said Monday it had discovered new evidence of a Russian military presence in Ukraine in the non-government-controlled area. “On 10 March, an SMM...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks 34 years

ANKARA  The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a...

UK hits back at EU’s accusation on slow talk progress

LONDON The UK hit back at EU’s accusations on Friday that trade talks were not progressing as expected. A UK government spokesman said: “This was a full and constructive negotiating round,...

OPINION – Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 mismanagement: What went wrong?

With over 16,000 deaths, government faces rising criticism over delayed response to crisis, failure to ramp up testing, and persistent shortages of personal protection equipment for healthcare workers By Enes...

Spain: After 5 weeks of lockdown, contagion continues

OVIEDO, Spain Five weeks into a lockdown, Spain registered 430 more COVID-19 deaths and nearly 5,500 new contagions on Tuesday, according to data released by the Health Ministry. The number of...

Russia: Virus cases cross 50,000, deaths near 500

MOSCOW The number of coronavirus cases in Russia crossed 50,000 and the death toll moved closer to 500 on Tuesday. A total of 5,642 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the...

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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...