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Britons' demand for travel to Turkey on rise

ISTANBUL  Britons eager to travel amid promising vaccination efforts against the coronavirus are expected to visit one of their favorite destinations -- Turkey.  "Last year, Turkey’s tourism sector saw a fall...

US announces $125M security assistance for Ukraine

ANKARA US Department of Defense announced Monday a $125 million security assistance package for Ukraine. "This action reaffirms the U.S. commitment to providing defensive lethal weapons to enable Ukraine to more...

Montenegro quarantines 6 more cities due to COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia Montenegro on Monday quarantined six more cities after a rapid increase in novel coronavirus cases. The small Balkan country with a population of around 600,000 was the last in...

Europe to loosen coronavirus measures starting in March

ANKARA Several European countries are starting to loosen coronavirus measures at the beginning of March after months of lockdowns. Germany Germany, on Feb. 10, extended its coronavirus lockdown to March 7 due...
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EU leaders prepare for new COVID-19 variants

BRUSSELS The EU leaders Thursday began a two-day virtual summit to discuss the bloc’s response to new challenges of the pandemic, as well as the future of EU security and...

Italy honors DRC attack victims with state funeral

ROME Italy on Thursday paid tribute with a state funeral to its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and his bodyguard, who were killed in an attack on...

Madrid begins vaccinating in massive football stadium

OVIEDO, Spain As Spain moves to ramp up its vaccination campaign, Madrid inaugurated the massive Wanda Metropolitano football stadium as a new icon in the fight against COVID-19 on Thursday. The...

Germany charges man with spying for Russia

BERLIN A German man has been charged with espionage for passing information about the German parliament’s floor plans to Russian intelligence, authorities said on Thursday. The man, identified only as Jens...

UN to convene parties for 5+1 Cyprus talks in April

WASHINGTON  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to convene an informal meeting on Cyprus in April involving two parties on the island and the three guarantor countries of Turkey, Greece and...

5 EU nations call for boosting vaccine production

ANKARA Five EU countries called on the bloc Wednesday to ensure funding to reinforce COVID-19 vaccine production and to adapt vaccination programs to new variants.  A letter signed by the prime...

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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...