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Turkey determined to maintain in-person learning, says President

ANKARA As pupils in Turkey returned to classes on Monday after a long COVID-19 break, the nation’s president vowed to maintain in-person learning with strict measures in place. “With the...

212 coins, other historical objects seized in northwestern Turkey

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Security forces on Monday seized 212 coins and other historical artifacts in Turkey’s northwestern Tekirdag province on Monday. Gendarmerie forces stopped two suspects in Kumbag district, and found the...

Turkey seeks negative PCR test for public intercity travel

ANKARA Turkey on Monday started requesting people to show a negative PCR test for intercity travel via public transportation as part of measures against the coronavirus. People who have not...

Schools reopen in Turkey amid coronavirus measures

ANKARA Students in Turkey have returned to classes on Monday for the new term with strict coronavirus measures introduced. As schools have reopened for in-person teaching after a long break...

Turkish president vows to boost judicial reform efforts

ANKARA The Turkish president on Wednesday pledged to step up the country’s judicial reform efforts. "In the new judicial year, we'll accelerate our judicial reform efforts that will relieve both our...

Turkish president calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

ISTANBUL Addressing a youth forum in Istanbul on Wednesday, Turkey's president called on Muslims to raise their voice on against injustices they witness. "Muslims should take responsibility for their own peace...

Death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rises to 62

ANKARA The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region has risen to 62, authorities said on Sunday. Floods caused by heavy rain hit the Black Sea region in the...

No fires threatening settlements in Turkey, forestry minister says

MUGLA, Turkey There are currently no fires that threaten any settlements in Turkey, the country’s agriculture and forestry minister said on Sunday. Speaking to reporters in the southwestern Mugla province, Bekir...

Turkey has given over 76.2M coronavirus vaccine shots so far

ISTANBUL Turkey has administered over 76.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to official figures released on Sunday. The country continues its...

Turkey has given over 75.5M COVID-19 vaccine shots so far

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 75.55 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to official figures released on Friday. The country continues...

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...