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COVID cases at Tokyo Olympics reach 148

TOKYO The number of COVID-19 cases at the Tokyo Olympics has risen to 148, the major sports event’s organizers said early Monday. The organization committee announced that 15 more people were...

German gymnasts wear unitards in Olympics to criticize sexism

ANKARA German gymnasts wore unitards at the Tokyo Olympics in an anti-sexism statement on Sunday. Germany's women's gymnasts team of Sarah Voss, Pauline Schaefer-Betz, Elisabeth Seitz, and Kim Bui competed with...

France defeat Team USA 83-76 in their Olympic basketball opener

ANKARA Team USA, the US men's basketball team, kicked off their 2020 Olympics journey with a shocking 83-76 loss to France on Sunday. Evan Fournier led France with 28 points, while...

Turkey's women volleyball team start Olympics with win over China

ANKARA Turkish women's volleyball team won their first game at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Turkey sealed a 3-0 victory in Pool B against China by winning in straight sets, 21-25,...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on Friday.  Athletes from 205 participating countries...

Istanbul to host 2023 UEFA Champions League final

ANKARA  The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, the governing body of European football announced on Friday. The Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2023 Champions...

Formula 1 fever to hit UK this weekend

ANKARARound 10 in the 2021 Formula One World Championship will be held in the UK on Sunday, July 18.The Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire County, the East Midlands will host...

Over 100 athletes to represent Turkey in Summer Olympics

ANKARA The long-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, slated for July 23-Aug. 8, will host more than 100 Turkish athletes in 18 branches. Representing Turkey in the 2020 Summer Olympics that will be...

Prices for F1 Turkish Grand Prix tickets unveiled

ANKARA Ticket prices for this fall’s Formula One Turkish Grand Prix were revealed on Monday, ranging from about 300 to 3,300 Turkish liras ($35-$382) with a discount for early purchases. Ticket...

Ukraine's Euro 2020 jersey sparks crisis with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine  The Ukrainian national football team's UEFA Euro 2020 jersey has provoked Russia, causing a crisis with the country.  Andriy Pavelko, president of the Football Association of Ukraine, said Sunday...

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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...