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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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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...