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'Turkey's IYI Party pursues justice within the law'

ANKARA A Turkish opposition party leader on Wednesday said that on the matter of parliamentary deputies accused of terrorist ties, the IYI (Good) Party would pursue justice within the law. Vowing...

Legal experts hail Turkey’s human rights action plan

ANKARA Turkish lawyers and academics hailed the Human Rights Action Plan announced Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Muharram Ozen, a law professor and dean of the law faculty at Ankara...

Son's abduction by PKK shatters mother's dreams

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Once dreaming for her children to get a proper education and escape the poverty she had to deal with her entire life, Nihal Ciftci has for years committed...

Turkey completes 1st stage of COVID-19 vaccination

ANKARA Turkey has completed the first stage of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, according to the Health Ministry. In the first stage, along with health care staff, people over the age of...

Indigenous weapons boost Turkey's anti-terror fight

ERZINCAN, Turkey Various indigenous state-of-the-art military equipment has enhanced Turkish security forces' capabilities in its fight against the PKK terror group. In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the...

90 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

KOCAELI, Turkey Police held at least 90 irregular migrants in northwestern Turkey, sources said Monday. Local police teams in the province of Kocaeli held the migrants at different addresses where they...

Turkey: New bird species spotted in Lake Cildir

KARS, Turkey A new bird species, smew duck, was spotted in the Lake Cildir in eastern Turkey. A team from Turkish conservation society Kuzeydoga Association spotted the duck in the Tasbasi...

412 smuggled artifacts returned to Turkey

ANKARA Hungarian authorities have returned some 412 historical artifacts of Anatolian origin to Turkey, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Sunday.  In a statement, the ministry said the artifacts...

'Military coups are crimes against humanity'

ISTANBUL  The Turkish president on Sunday spoke against military coups, particularly the 1997 "post-modern" coup by the Turkish armed forces. In a video message on the coup's 24th anniversary, Recep Tayyip...

Turkey to continue ‘just struggle to eradicate terror’

ANKARA Turkey will continue the fight to eliminate terrorism, the nation’s director of communications said early Sunday. "We will continue our just struggle to eradicate terror at its source, without making...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...