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From war, to Turkey, to top student: Young Syrian grabs top scores on high...

ANKARA After fleeing the horrors of war in Syria, a young refugee taking shelter in neighboring Turkey has achieved remarkable successes and now has distinguished himself as one of the...

US downplays possibility of quick return to Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON  Significant gaps remain between the US and Iran on a mutual return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior State Department official said Thursday in a stark...

Israeli premier appoints new head of Mossad

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the appointment Monday of David Barnea as the new head of the country’s intelligence service Mossad.  According to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Netanyahu chose Barnea,...

Biden sends top diplomat to Middle East amid Gaza ceasefire

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden announced Monday he is sending his top diplomat to the Middle East to meet with top regional officials following last week’s ceasefire between Israel and...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the UN Security Council to impose...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN Security Council on Palestine, Wang...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive...

Israel kills 42 Palestinians in overnight raids on Gaza residential area

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes on a residential area in Gaza City at dawn on Sunday, leaving at least 42 Palestinians killed, with most of them...

Death toll rises to 192 from Israeli attacks on Gaza

The death toll from Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip rose to 192, including 34 women and 58 children, on Sunday, according to official and Anadolu Agency figures. Despite...

Al Jazeera decries Israel's 'barbaric' attack on Gaza office

ANKARA Qatari media group Al Jazeera on Saturday condemned Israel’s air strike on a building housing its office in Gaza City and called on the international community to protect journalists. Israel’s...

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Turkey attaches importance to development of ties with both Russia, Islamic countries: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey attaches great importance to the development of economic, commercial, defense, tourism, and investment cooperation with both Russia and Islamic countries on a win-win...

Turkey has administered over 71.18M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 71.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

Troika Plus to meet on Afghanistan in Qatar next month

MOSCOW Russia, the US, China, and Pakistan, also known as the Troika Plus on Afghanistan, will meet next month in Qatar to discuss recent developments...

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

ANKARA Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far. The...

Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...