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1,704 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Turkey as death toll hits 108

2020.03.28 17:40 GMT

Around 1,704 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Turkey in the last 24 hours, while 16 more people died, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Saturday, APA's Turkish bureau reports.

Turkey announces a second coronavirus death, cases jump to 191

2020.03.19 20:26 GMT

Turkey announced late on Wednesday a second death related to the coronavirus, a 61-year-old man, and said that the number of confirmed cases had nearly doubled to 191 from 98 a day earlier, according to Reuters.

Turkish President's foreign visits to be postponed amid coronavirus threat

2020.03.12 18:21 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's foreign visits to be postponed, Presidential aide said, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Erdogan: “Settlement of Karabakh conflict within Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity is our greatest desire”

2020.02.25 15:15 GMT

“Nagorno Karabakh conflict is also our issue,” said the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the press conference held following the VIII meeting of Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Baku, APA reports.

3 killed after plane skids off runway at airport in Istanbul (UPDATED)

2020.02.06 05:35 GMT

A passenger plane skidded off the runway at an airport in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 180 others, officials said, Anadolu Agency reported.

Plane crashes after landing in Istanbul, 21 injured

2020.02.05 17:12 GMT

A plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport from Izmir skidded off the runway after landing and crashed on Wednesday, injuring 21 people, Turkish officials said.

Russian, Turkish FMs hold phone talks

2020.02.03 16:46 GMT

Turkish and Russian Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov have held phone talks on Monday, a source in the Turkish diplomatic agency told TASS.

Turkey to never recognize US Mideast plan: Erdogan

2020.01.31 19:21 GMT

Turkey will never recognize or accept the U.S.’ so-called peace plan, the country’s president said on Friday, reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Western Turkey

2020.01.23 20:35 GMT

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), APA reports.

Turkey unveils first fully homemade car in $3.7 billion bet on electric

2019.12.27 17:02 GMT

Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced car on Friday, saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicle in a project expected to cost 22 billion lira ($3.7 billion) over 13 years.

Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast

2019.12.27 16:10 GMT

The Bosporus was closed for navigation due to an incident with the Liberian-flagged Songa Iridium cargo ship.

Foreign Affairs Committee of Turkish Parliament approves military deal with Libya

2019.12.16 18:09 GMT

On Monday, the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Turkish Parliament approved the deal with Libya on military cooperation, Daily Sabah reports.

Turkey's central bank delivers 4th rate cut this year

2019.12.12 15:17 GMT

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on Thursday reduced its benchmark one-week repo rate by 200 basis points, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Erdogan: "We will decide on our own and won't ask anyone for permission"

2019.12.09 19:45 GMT

Turkey used its rights originating from international law in the Libya deal; Greece, Israel, Egypt, and the Greek Cypriot administration cannot act without our approval," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said late Monday in a live broadcast regarding Turkey's maritime agreement with Libya that secures Ankara's rights over a portion of the Eastern Mediterranean, APA reports citing TRT TV.

Website established in Turkey to respond to false Armenian genocide claims

2019.12.09 16:04 GMT

Website has been established in Turkey to respond to false Armenian genocide claims, Head of the public relations department of the Turkish Presidential Administration Fahrettin Altun stated, APA’s Turkish bureau reports.

Erdogan: Second Turkey-UK-France-Germany summit on Syria to be held in February

2019.12.05 18:57 GMT

The leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and the UK met on the sidelines of the NATO summit on December 3 in London, where they held their first meeting on Syria.

Turkey, US to discuss Russian S-400 issue next week

2019.11.26 17:50 GMT

Turkey and the U.S. will hold talks next week to overcome differences over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air-defense system, a top Turkish presidential aide said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Republican US senator blocks 1915 events bill

2019.11.22 06:40 GMT

A Republican U.S. senator blocked a resolution on the 1915 events during the Ottoman era on Thursday, citing ongoing diplomatic engagements between Washington and Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported.

24th ECO Summit being held in Turkey

2019.11.09 11:50 GMT

The 24th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is being held on Saturday in Antalya, Turkey, APA reports.

Turkey to start extraditing ISIS members Nov. 11

2019.11.08 18:37 GMT

Turkey will start extraditing captured ISIS terrorists on Nov. 11 to their home countries, according to Turkey’s interior minister, APA reports citing Yeni Shafak.

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