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Turkey: Active coronavirus cases fall to 30,000

ANKARA Active coronavirus cases in Turkey fell to 30,000 in the past 24 hours, said the health minister on Monday. The number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 in Turkey reached...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Japan

TOKYO, Japan A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan early Monday, the country's meteorological agency reported. According to a statement, the epicenter of the quake was in the eastern part...

Not a single mosque left in Athens: Erdogan

ANKARA There is not a single mosque in Athens right now as all of them have been destroyed, Turkey’s leader said Sunday. "Not a single mosque of ours still stands in...

Turkey's COVID-19 cases remain at 'anticipated level'

ANKARA The number of Turkey's COVID-19 cases remains at the "anticipated level," while the number of patients who need respiratory support continues to drop, according to Turkey's top health authority...

Turkey opens another emergency hospital in Istanbul

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday opened an emergency hospital in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul as part of the country's continued fight against the pandemic. The new Yesilkoy Prof. Dr. Murat Dilmener Emergency...

SpaceX rocket successfully takes off on historic flight

ANKARA/WASHINGTON SpaceX, the private rocket company of entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two US NASA astronauts toward orbit from the state of Florida on Saturday in a historic mission. SpaceX's Falcon 9...

Turkish leader condoles country's loss of 3 martyrs

ANKARA The president of Turkey on Saturday condoled the martyring of three of its security forces staff.  Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter expressed sorrow for Atakan Arslan, a police officer martyred...

Turkey's coronavirus test numbers top 2 million

ANKARA The total number of novel coronavirus tests in Turkey has exceeded 2 million, while the daily test count has increased by 3,000, according to Turkey's top health authority on...

Turkey rebuts Greece on Quran session in Hagia Sophia

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday shot back at an objection from Greece on the reading of passages from the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in the Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), a landmark...

Turkey: Domestic flights to resume from June 1

ANKARA  Turkey on Saturday announced the resumption of domestic flights as the country eases coronavirus restrictions and looks to restore normalcy. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said domestic flights will...

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US senator urges use of military against Floyd protests

ANKARA US Republican Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas on Monday urged the use of military force against protestors who took the streets across the US...

Mexico starts slow reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

QUERETARO, Mexico  Although Mexico’s nationwide official social distancing rule ended on Monday, most states will continue their lockdowns. At last count on Sunday evening, the country...

Israeli annexation plan 'war declaration': Palestine

GENEVA  The Palestinian Authority is breaking off all agreements with Israel over its plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank, Palestine's foreign minister...

US: Minnesota extends curfew 2 days over Floyd protests

ANKARA  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended Monday the curfew for two days, as ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd turned into violence and...

Liverpool players kneel for George Floyd

ANKARA Liverpool players on Monday protested the murder of George Floyd by kneeling on the pitch in their stadium. "Unity is strength. #BlackLivesMatter," the English Premier...

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