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Turkey: Mayor suspended over alleged links to terror

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A district mayor in southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party was dismissed over alleged links to an armed terror group, the provincial governor's...

'4,000 square km cleared from terrorists in N.Syria'

ANKARA  With the Operation Peace Spring, Turkey aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Turkish vice president said on Monday. "More than 4,000 square-kilometer area has been cleared from...

Turkish parliament removes 'filter item' in omnibus law

ANKARA  Turkish parliament on Thursday removed an item in the omnibus law that would have delayed the installation of filters on thermal power plants.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vetoed...

Turkey to announce space program in 2020

ANKARA Turkey will announce its National Space Program in 2020, the country's technology minister said Tuesday. Speaking at the Turkish parliament's planning and budget committee, Mustafa Varank said: "Countries that do...

Turkish parliament ratifies new taxes

ANKARA  The Turkish parliament on Thursday ratified a law that brings new regulations to the country's tax system. According the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, the law aims to collect...

Turkey: Mayors arrested over alleged terror links

MARDIN, Turkey Four mayors, along with 20 municipal officials, were arrested in Turkey's southeastern provinces due to their suspected links to a terror group, judicial sources said Friday. Peoples' Democratic Party...

'We should support Turkish president on his US visit'

ANKARA  The leader of a Turkish opposition party on Wednesday urged support for Turkey’s president ahead of his meeting in Washington with his U.S. counterpart. "Foreign policy is a national policy,...

Turkish opposition party backs Erdogan ahead of US meet

ANKARA An opposition party leader on Wednesday voiced support for the Turkish president ahead of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. "Whatever result comes out of the meeting in...

Turkey suspends 4 mayors amid terror probes

ANKARA  Four mayors were suspended in eastern Turkey on Wednesday over alleged terror ties. The Interior Ministry suspended Songul Erden, the mayor of Idil district in southeastern Sirnak province. In southeastern Diyarbakir...

Turkish court orders release of ex-opposition MP

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Thursday ordered release of a former opposition party lawmaker who was arrested on terrorism charges last year. In its ruling, the Istanbul Court of Justice sentenced...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

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UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...