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Erdogan urges all parties to pitch in on new Constitution

ANKARA  Turkey's president on Wednesday urged all political parties to participate in drafting a new Constitution. "We want all political parties to take part in this process. We will make a...

Turkey appoints Lutfi Elvan as new finance minister

By Gokhan Ergocun Turkey appointed Lutfi Elvan as the country’s new treasury and finance minister early Tuesday, according to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette. The move comes after...

Turkish interior minister tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and his family are under treatment in a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the minister said Saturday on Twitter. Soylu said that they started...

Turkish presidential board discusses foreign policy

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of the Presidential High Advisory Board on Wednesday on Turkey's foreign policy. Following the two-and-half hour meeting, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said...

'Greece now is rogue state in Eastern Mediterranean'

ANKARA Greece is now a rogue state in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, overreaching and crossing the line, said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. Turkey will not accept or forgive any...

Turkey's ruling party censures Biden's remarks

ANKARA  Spokesman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Sunday criticized recent remarks by Joe Biden, a front-runner in the US presidential race, who hinted he could seek...

Turkish opposition lambasts Biden’s remarks on Turkey

ANKARA Senior members of Turkish opposition lashed out at US presidential candidate Joe Biden who in a newly-surfaced video calls on the US to try to interfere in Turkish domestic...

Turkey’s CHP convenes on 2nd day of regular congress

ANKARA The second and last day of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) 37th regular congress started on Sunday in the capital Ankara. The two-day congress, which will elect 60...

Turkey: 3 opposition lawmakers test positive for virus

ANKARA  Three opposition lawmakers in Turkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, officials said. The three are members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), party officials confirmed without identifying the individuals. In...

Turkey: Opposition party warns of ongoing virus danger

ANKARA An opposition party in Turkey called on Wednesday for people to abide by measures put in place to curb the novel coronavirus. Speaking to the Good (IYI) Party's parliamentary group,...

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Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told...

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...