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Former France defender Adams dies after nearly 4-decade coma

ANKARA In coma since 1982, former France and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defender Jean-Pierre Adams died on Monday at the age of 73. One of his former clubs, PSG, confirmed Adams' death...

Turkey to visit Netherlands in tough 2022 World Cup qualifiers

ANKARA  Turkey will visit European football powerhouse the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, with the top of the Group G set for a thrilling race. The...

Bayern Munich legend Muller dies at 75

ISTANBUL Former Bayern Munich forward Gerd Muller died at the age of 75, the Bundesliga side confirmed on Sunday. "The FC Bayern world is standing still today. The club and...

Tokyo Olympics officially ends with closing ceremony

TOKYO The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which began without spectators on July 23 due to coronavirus, concluded with a closing ceremony on Sunday. During the ceremony, which was held without fans, athletes...

Sifan Hassan takes women’s 10,000 meters gold at Tokyo Olympics

ANKARA Sifan Hassan took the gold medal in the women’s 10,000-meter final at the Tokyo Games on Saturday. She won the race with a time of 29 minutes and 55.32 seconds...

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey bags gold in women's welterweight final at Tokyo Olympics

ANKARA World champion Turkish boxer Busenaz Surmeneli made history at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday by winning the gold medal in women's welterweight. By defeating China’s Gu Hong, Surmeneli sealed the...

Stoyka Krasteva wins gold in women's flyweight boxing final at Tokyo Olympics

ANKARA Bulgarian boxer Stoyka Krasteva on Saturday defeated Turkey's Buse Naz Cakiroglu to win the gold medal in the women's flyweight boxing final at the Tokyo Olympics. Krasteva sealed the victory...

Andriy Shevchenko quits as Ukraine football team manager

ANKARA Andriy Shevchenko on Sunday stepped down as Ukraine's national football team manager. "Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to the end," he said in a statement on...

Unusual events seen in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

ANKARA Some interesting events and scenes have occurred during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Two silver medal winners at the Games, Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili in men's 66-kg judo and Lasha Shavdatuashvili...

Argentina defeat Japan in Olympic men's basketball

ANKARA  Argentina beat Japan 97-77 in men's basketball Preliminary Round Group C match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Facundo Campazzo's triple-double performance with 17 points, 11 assists, and seven...

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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...