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Turkey spends US$28.7 billion to protect economy against COVID-19

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The Turkish government has taken steps worth 200 billion Turkish liras (28.7 billion U.S. dollars) to protect the economy from COVID-19 impacts since its...
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Global aviation industry to soon heal COVID-19 wounds – Kadri Samsunlu

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The aviation industry across the world would soon heal its wounds caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 and rise again from where it left...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey detains 11 for house party despite anti-coronavirus measures

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Turkish police detained 11 people for joining a party in a villa in Istanbul despite the government's strict measures against the outbreak of COVID-19,...
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Turkey to cancel all international flights over COVID-19 fears

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that all international flights would be cancelled as part of the fight against COVID-19. ...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turkish president says 53,000 under surveillance over suspicion of COVID-19

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that health officials have been following up 53,000 people at their homes across the country over...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkish plane passengers under quarantine over coronavirus concerns

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A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over...
Rescuers work beside the plane that skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Turkey, on Feb. 5, 2020. At least 120 people were wounded when a plane slided off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on Wednesday, Istanbul governor Ali Yerlikaya told reporters. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

Turkish pilot arrested for causing death, injuries in plane incident

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A pilot of the aircraft, which slided off a runway in an airport in Istanbul earlier this month, was arrested on Monday for causing...
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Erdogan says road map set for Syria’s Idlib

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said a road map on Syria's Idlib was determined after his phone conversations with Russian, French and...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

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A quartet summit attended by leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the Idlib crisis will be held on March 5, Turkish President...
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Turkey to seek compromise with Russia on Idlib crisis

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As tensions escalate between Turkey and Syria over the rebel-held province of Idlib, Ankara is trying to reach a compromise with Russia, the main...
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Greece’s refugee decision to strain ties between EU and Turkey

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Greece's latest decision on sending illegal immigrants back to Turkey bears the potential to further strain the already tense ties between the European Union...

Turkey hunts 28 suspects over failed coup

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Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 28 suspects over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt...
The first flight of the Xi'an-Istanbul direct air route arrives at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 30, 2019. Three round trips operated by Turkish Airlines are expected to be made between Xi'an and Istanbul, with inbound flights on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and outbound ones on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

Turkish Airlines international passengers number up in January

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Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) recently announced that the number of its international passengers in January increased by 10 percent from...
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Turkish president says never allows U.S. plan to threaten peace in Mideast

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never allow U.S. so-called "Deal of the Century" to threaten peace in the region, the state-run...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Turkey retaliates against attack on Turkish soldiers in Idlib

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Turkey retaliated against the attack of the Syrian government forces, which killed five Turkish soldiers in northern Syria on Monday, Fahrettin Altun, communication director...
Rescuers work beside the plane that skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Turkey, on Feb. 5, 2020. At least 120 people were wounded when a plane slided off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on Wednesday, Istanbul governor Ali Yerlikaya told reporters. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

3 killed after plane slides off runway in Turkey’s Istanbul

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Three people were killed and 180 others were injured when a plane slided off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Istanbul Governor...
First responders look inside the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane, after it overran the runway during landing and crashed, at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey February 5, 2020 (photo credit: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER)

1 killed, 157 wounded as plane slides off runway in Istanbul

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One killed and 157 others wounded when a plane slided off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on Wednesday, Turkish Health Minister...
Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Elazig, eastern Turkey, on January 25, 2020. - Rescue workers raced against time to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 22 lives and left more than 1,200 injured in eastern Turkey. (Photo by Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP)

Eastern Turkey heals wounds after deadly earthquake

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Turkey's eastern province of Elazig has been trying to heal its wounds amid hard winter and multiple aftershocks since a strong earthquake rocked the...
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Turkey says Trump’s Mideast peace plan “stillborn”

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The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Donald Trump to end the conflict between Israel...
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Shared refugee fear brings Turkey, Germany together

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Turkey and Germany are drawn together by the common fear of a new wave of migrants from Syria, experts said. The fear...
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Merkel praises Turkey’s efforts in hosting Syrian refugees

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its soil. Attending the opening ceremony...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan carries a coffin as he joins hundreds of mourners who attend the funeral prayers for nine members of Alemdar family killed in a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul. AP

Istanbul Building Collapse Deaths Rises to 21

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The death toll has risen to 21 from the collapse of an eight-storey apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey's interior minister announced Saturday night. Speaking at...

Top Turkish Activist Detained Over Attempted Coup

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An Istanbul court ordered prominent Turkish businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala be jailed pending trial on suspicion of attempting to overthrow the government. He...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Tens of thousands of pro-regime forces have been massed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of the offensive to retake the city which was seized by Islamic State fighters in 2014

Peace in Mideast is a long ahead over IS recent failures

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The Islamic State (IS) has recently suffered massive military failures in Iraq and Syria, but the chance for peace and stability in the war-torn...

Turkey declines Arab demands over Qatar military base

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday denounced the list of demands put forward by four Arab states in efforts to defuse the diplomatic...

Woman attacked in bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan

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A Turkish man assaulted a young woman on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, images showed...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turkey faces risks in support of crisis-hit Qatar

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As the crisis between Qatar and some Muslim countries continues unabated amid efforts for a settlement, Turkey's siding with Doha has been criticized for...
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No major progress expected in upcoming talks for Turkey’s EU bid

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As Turkey and the European Union (EU) prepare to revive long-stalled ties following a stormy period, analysts are not optimistic about the move yielding...
Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, August 14, 2016. (Reuters photo)

Turkish president unlikely to turn U.S. against Kurdish militia – Analysts

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As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the United States nears, the chances are almost nil for him to talk Washington into withdrawing...
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Protests continue over referendum result in Turkey

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Protests have erupted across Turkey over the past three days against allegations of cheating in votes in a referendum that delivered the ruling party...