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Turkey: 100 Daesh/ISIS terrorists arrested in raids

ANKARA A total of 100 Daesh/ISIS terrorists were arrested across the nation on Tuesday while the nation marked the Republic Day, said the Turkish police chief on Wednesday. Anti-terror police arrested...

360 kg of marijuana seized in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA/VAN, Turkey  Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized 360 kilograms of marijuana and 150 cannabis sativa roots, officials said Wednesday. Five suspects at the scene in Silvan and Hani in the...

'Turkey to never allow terror corridor in south border'

ANKARA Turkey will never allow a terror corridor in its southern border, fighting against terrorism will continue with determination, National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. "It has been reported by the...

Turkey’s fight against Daesh/ISIS in numbers

ANKARA  Turkish security forces have carried out a total of 4,536 operations against Daesh or ISIS terrorist organization since 2016, arresting 13,696 suspects, with 4,517 of them sent to custody,...

Industrial cannabis cultivation area rises fivefold

ANKARA  The cannabis cultivation area in Turkey has increased fivefold over previous one year, from 200 decares (49.42 acres or 200,000 square meters) in 2018, to 1,000 decares (247.11 acres...

Nearly 28,000 illicit pills seized in Turkey

ADANA/TEKIRDAG, Turkey  Turkish security forces on Tuesday seized nearly 28,000 illicit pills in southeastern province of Adana, security sources said. Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotics team of police conducted an...

Turkey arrests 43 Daesh/ISIS-linked terror suspects

BURSA, Turkey  A total of 43 people were arrested across Turkey on Tuesday for their suspected links to the terrorist organization Daesh, also known as ISIS, security sources said. In northwestern Bursa province, a...

Turkey marks 96th anniversary of Republic Day

ANKARA The 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Anitkabir, the...

Turkey braving independence war-like fight: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is braving another war similar to the War of Independence, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. “We are waging another war similar to the War of Independence, which we...

Turkey to celebrate Republic Day on Tuesday

ANKARA  Millions of Turks across the country and abroad will celebrate on Tuesday the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic's founder, on...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...