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2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA  Security forces "neutralized" at least two armed terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said late Saturday. As part of Operation Yildirim-2 Cilo, the terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...

Italy returns 1,800-year-old artifact to Turkey

ANKARA  Italian authorities handed over a historical inscription that dates to the ancient Lycian era to the Turkish foreign mission after decades of judicial wrangling about ownership, the Turkish envoy...

Turkey: 94 ex-army officials with FETO links remanded

ISTANBUL At least 94 former Turkish military personnel arrested for links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, were remanded in custody on Saturday,...

Turkey registers 1,538 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA  Turkish health authorities on Saturday reported 1,538 more coronavirus cases and 1,312 recoveries in the past 24 hours. The country’s tally of COVID-19 infections rose to 301,348, including 266,117 recoveries,...

Turkey: Ex-premier tests negative for virus

ANKARA The former Turkish prime minister recovered from COVID-19 and now tested negative. Binali Yildirim said on Twitter his test results came negative about two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus. Yildirim...

Turkey overcoming pandemic's economic effects: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey’s production levels continued to rise in the third quarter as the country has overcome a significant part of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic effects, the Turkish president said on...

Erdogan greets Jewish community on Rosh Hashanah

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Saturday conveyed warm wishes to the Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  “I wish peace be upon all Jewish people, especially...

Turkey: 3 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces

ANKARA Three more PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in the country’s southeastern provinces, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. Police and gendarmerie in coordination with the ministry worked to...

First lady to roll out new book on Turkish cuisine

ISTANBUL The world will have a different reference for centuries-old Turkish cuisine with a new "centennial" cookbook, Turkey's first lady announced Friday.  Emine Erdogan introduced the gastronomy book on Twitter after...

Turkey successfully tests its 1st flying car

ISTANBUL Turkey’s first indigenous flying car, called Cezeri, was successfully tested in Istanbul, its manufacturer said on Tuesday.  Designed and manufactured by Turkish engineers, Cezeri ascended to 10 meters (32.8 feet)...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...