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Libya arms embargo: Turkey condemns German search on cargo ship

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Turkey has condemned a search operation by German marines that took place on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of a wider...
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Turkey seeks detention of 54 for alleged links to failed coup

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Turkish prosecutors issued detention warrants for 54 people over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016,...
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Erdogan travels to northern Cyprus, calls for two-state solution

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled on Sunday to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus where he called for a two-state solution for the divided Mediterranean island. "Today...
Finance Minister Berat Albayrak

Turkish lira rallies after finance minister’s shock resignation

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The beleaguered Turkish lira rebounded on Monday after the finance minister's unexpected resignation and the new central bank chief vowed to stabilize the currency...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turks mourn Ataturk’s 82nd death anniversary amid pandemic

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Tens of thousands of Turkish people flocked to streets on Tuesday across the country to mourn the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal...
Finance Minister Berat Albayrak

Erdogan’s son-in-law resigns as finance minister

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In the midst of Turkey's deepening currency crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law unexpectedly announced Sunday that he intended to resign from his post...
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Azerbaijan close to ‘victory’ in Nagorno-Karabakh, Erdogan says

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Azerbaijan's military is close to victory over Armenian forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sind on Saturday, a claim...
Parts of a statue are seen on the ground at Basantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

Death toll up to 114 in Turkey’s earthquake, rescue completed

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A total of 114 people were killed and 1,035 others wounded in a strong earthquake that hit Turkey's western province of Izmir, the...
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‘Miracle’ rescue 65 hours after deadly Turkey quake; toll past 90

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The emergency workers who rescued a 3-year-old girl from the rubble 65 hours after a deadly earthquake rocked Turkey's western coast said on Monday...
Parts of a statue are seen on the ground at Basantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

Death toll in western Turkey earthquake rises to 51

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The death toll from a major earthquake that struck the city of Izmir in western Turkey last week has risen to 51, the country's...
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Turkey extends use of research ship in disputed part of Mediterranean

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Turkey has extended by 10 days the controversial use of its gas exploration ship Oruc Reis in a part of the eastern Mediterranean that...
A rescue vessel tries to put out fire emerging from an oil tanker after it collided with a cargo ship near the Yangtze River estuary, Aug. 20, 2020. Three had been rescued and 14 others went missing after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship about 1.5 nautical miles southeast of the Yangtze River estuary early Thursday, according to the maritime authorities in Shanghai. The accident occurred at 3: 39 a.m. Thursday, when an oil tanker carrying about 3,000 tonnes of gasoline collided with a cargo ship loaded with sand and gravel, causing a fire on the deck of the oil tanker and the latter to sink. (Donghai Rescue Bureau/Handout via Xinhua)

Greece condemns Turkey’s return of survey ship, refueling tensions

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Greece on Monday condemned the return of a Turkish gas exploration vessel to contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean and accused Ankara of "systematically...
© AFP/File | An attack which killed three soldiers and wounded 14 took place in Turkey's Mardin province, where the army has been conducting a military operation backed by a curfew against the PKK

Turkey targets pro-Kurdish party members in anti-terrorism raids

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Turkish authorities on Wednesday detained 14 people - including members of an association with close links to a pro-Kurdish opposition party - alleging...
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Turkey’s Erdogan sues Greek newspaper for expletive-laden headline

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Turkey's president sued an extreme-right-wing Greek newspaper that published a front-page headline laced with expletives against him, state news agency Anadolu reported on Monday. A...
Supporters confront the police in front of the building of a media group in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 28, 2015. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannon to storm the headquarters of the media group known for its opposition to the government. (Xinhua/Cihan)

Turkish police seize 1,147 historical artifacts in Istanbul

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Turkish police on Friday seized 1,147 stolen historical artifacts in Istanbul, local media reported. The Istanbul Police Department teams have recently...
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Istanbul authorities stand in solidarity with healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on Tuesday announced that the municipality would continue to stand in solidarity with healthcare workers who have been struggling...
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Islamic State suspect detained in Istanbul has plans for “sensational” terror attack

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The suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) detained by the Turkish police in Istanbul has plans to carry out a "sensational" terror attack,...
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12 wounded as fire erupts at building in Istanbul

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At least 12 people were wounded when a fire erupted at a residential building in the largest Turkish city of Istanbul, a local...
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Turkey rescues 74 illegal migrants off Aegean coast

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The Turkish coast guard rescued a total of 74 illegal immigrants off Turkey's Aegean coast, local media reported on Wednesday. Turkish teams retrieved the migrants...
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Turkey’s parliament passes controversial law to regulate social media

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Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to exert greater control over social media, forcing platforms to comply with strict conditions or face fines...
Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr prayer ceremony at a mosque in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, July 17, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Xiao) (yl/lfj)

Hagia Sophia opens for Muslim prayers after 86 years as a museum

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The Hagia Sophia opened for Muslim prayers on Friday for the first time in 86 years after the Istanbul museum was reconverted into a...
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17 illegal immigrants rescued on Turkey’s Aegean coast

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The Turkish coast guard on Thursday rescued 17 illegal immigrants on Turkey's Aegean coast, the coast guard announced on its website. The migrants were found...
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Turkey to arrest scores of former officers for alleged role in failed coup

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Turkish prosecutors on Monday issued arrest warrants for at least 74 expelled police officers over their alleged links to a network believed to be...
World construction forum to be held in Turkey

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...