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Wildfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had largest impact on global climate in 2020

ANKARA A series of devastating bushfires in Australia had a greater impact on the world's 2020 climate than the pandemic-driven lockdowns, new research indicated. "Regional wildfires can have far-reaching climatic effects...

Turkey takes steps towards taking part in European Green Deal

ANKARA Turkey has taken important steps to be part of the European Union Green Deal through its just-released landmark Green Deal Action Plan. The action plan, released by the Trade Ministry...

Sumatran elephant gives birth amid fatal virus threat

MEDAN, Indonesia A critically endangered Sumatran elephant gave birth Monday to a calf at the Tangkahan Resort Special Animal Training Center of Mount Leuser National Park (TNGL Center). The female calf...

Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules

ANKARA  - Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of...

EuroLeague: Bayern come back 20 down to beat Fenerbahce

ANKARA   Bayern Munich beat Turkey’s Fenerbahce Beko 75-71 in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 game on Friday. Fenerbahce Beko made a great start to the game, leading the first quarter 28-9. The...

Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

'From Arctic to Alps, summer impacted ice shelves'

GENEVA  From the Arctic to the Alps a hot summer had a significant impact on ice shelves and glaciers in the northern hemisphere, with this year's season hit by new...

Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

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Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...

Turkish President Erdogan welcomed in Albania with official ceremony

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Albania’s capital Tirana on Monday. Erdogan was welcomed by Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama with an official ceremony...

Turkiye’s short-term external debt stock reaches $124.1B in November

ISTANBUL  Turkiye's short-term external debt stock totaled $124.1 billion as of end-November 2021, the country's Central Bank said on Monday. The foreign debt due to be...

Turkiye's automotive production down in 2021

ISTANBUL In 2021, Turkiye's overall automotive production narrowed by 2% to 1.27 million units on a yearly basis, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on...