Turkey reports over 1,900 new coronavirus patients

Turkey registered 1,958 new coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Monday. The country’s overall tally now stands at 349,519, the ministry reported. Some 1,424 more patients recovered over the past day, raising the count to 305,427, while t


Erdogan tells Trudeau suspension of drone exports is against alliance spirit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada’s suspension of the export of some drone technology was not in line with the spirit of alliance, Erdogan’s office said late on Friday. Canada suspended the export of some drone technology to Turke


Turkey denies deliberately holding Greece minister's plane in air

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegations of deliberately holding the plane of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in the air for some time, on its way to enter Turkish airspace. Spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy announced in a statement on Thursday


Turkey registers 1,693 more coronavirus patients

Turkey registered 1,693 more coronavirus patients and 1,311 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said on Thursday. Turkey’s patient count to date now stands at 342,143, with recoveries totaling 299,679, according to the ministry data. Some 116,103 more


Turkey: Death toll from bootleg liquor rises to 45

Turkey has stepped up crackdown on bootleg alcohol as the death toll from poisoning since Oct. 9 rose to 45 on Wednesday.They died after consuming intoxicating liquor in Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Aydin, Mugla, Kirikkale, Trabzon and Zonguldak provinces.Since then, nationwide raids against producers


Turkey calls for dialogue on Aegean, East Mediterranean

Turkey is calling for dialogue to resolve matters in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean regions, the country’s defense minister said Monday.  "Do not test us. Let's solve whatever needs to be done through talks, through dialogue," said Hulusi Akar, speaking at a ceremony marking the


Turkey to continue exploration in East Med till Oct. 22

Turkey issued a new navigational telex or Navtex late Sunday for the area where its Oruc Reis seismic vessel will conduct research activities until Oct. 22. According to the announcement, the vessel’s mission will last from Oct. 12 to Oct. 22. A Navtex is a maritime communications system t


Turkey: Soldier martyred in clash with terrorists

A Turkish soldier has been martyred in a clash between security forces and terrorists in Turkey's eastern Agri province, according to security sources. The clash on Saturday in the rural area in Dogubeyazit district injured another solider, the sources said on condition of anonymity due to restri


Turkey: Over 221 pounds of marijuana seized

Turkish police seized 100.5 kilograms (221.5 pounds) of marijuana in an anti-narcotics operation in Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep province, according to a statement by the provincial security directorate on Saturday. Acting on a tip, an anti-narcotics police team stopped and searched a fu


Turkey troops will not stay in Syria 'forever', Erdogan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey does not intend to remain in Syria forever, .In an interview with the paper yesterday, Erdogan said that Turkey is the most affected country by the war in Syria, and was forced to intervene into this war due to security risks on its borders


Erdogan: Turkey proud to help Africa against virus

Turkey is proud to have contributed to African countries in their fight against the novel coronavirus with Turkish-made respirators, masks and overalls, the country's president said on Thursday. "The peoples of Africa were unfortunately left to their fate in the face of the virus while Western


Turkish Cypriot coast of Maras to reopen this week

The coastline of the abandoned town of Maras in the Turkish Cypriot city of Gazimagusa will reopen on Thursday, the prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) announced Tuesday. The coastline of Maras will be open for public use as of Thursday morning, Ersin Tatar said in a


Turkish leader, NATO chief hold talks in Ankara

Turkey’s president received the head of NATO on Monday amid continued efforts to resolve differences between Turkey and Greece over the Eastern Mediterranean. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gathered behind closed doors and discussed a range of issues for ab


Turkey starts human trials for homegrown COVID-19 shot

Efforts in Turkey to develop an indigenous vaccine against the novel coronavirus have reached the human trials stage. Speaking to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the phone, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said three other vaccine efforts in Turkey would also reach this point in the next seven


Turkish official sees Ankara unswayed over EU sanctions on Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey would be even more determined to protect its territorial rights in the Eastern Mediterranean if the European Union ultimately decides to impose sanctions on it over offshore oil and gas exploration, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said.The senior official, who requested anonymity, said


Turkish hospitals seek discounts on $2.4 bn medical sector debts

Turkish state and university hospitals are offering to repay debts totalling some 19 billion lira ($2.43 billion) to drugmakers and medical equipment firms, but with a discount, three sources told Reuters on Tuesday. If the deal is accepted, hospitals will repay the medical equipment ma


Turkish Authorities Block Newspaper Website for Reporting Military Deaths in Libya

Turkish authorities blocked the website of Yeni Yasam newspaper, days after its editor-in-chief and its news director were sentenced to prison for violating Turkey’s national intelligence laws and disclosing secret intelligence information on the funerals of two Turkish agents who were kille


Turkey: Magnitude-4.6 earthquake strikes Aegean Sea

  A magnitude-4.6 earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean Sea, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said early Monday. AFAD said the quake occurred at 7.12 a.m. local time (0412GMT) at the depth of 37.57 kilometers (23 miles).   Read More: Turkey urges Kosovo



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