Turkey

Turkish firm produces first domestic drug for COVID-19

ISTANBUL, May 15 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish company recently launched the first domestic production of a drug to be used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, the Demiroren news agency reported Friday. The production has been progressing at the facility of the pharmaceutical company in the Cerkezkoy...

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 1:25pm

Turkey: 39 locations under quarantine over COVID-19

ISTANBUL, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said a total of 39 locations across the country are put under quarantine due to the rising number of confirmed cases for COVID-19. "Currently, 39 villages and neighborhoods across the country are under...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:34pm

Turkey confirms first COVID-19 case

ANKARA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkish health minister on Wednesday announced the first case of the novel coronavirus in Turkey. A male citizen was tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday evening, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters. The patient had returned from Europe...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:34pm

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

An attack by Syrian government forces killed five Turkish soldiers in northwest Syria on Monday, threatening further escalation in the region after another deadly artillery strike last week. Turkish defence officials said five other troops were wounded in "intense" shelling...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 9:36am

Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops to Libya

Turkey's parliament has passed a bill that will allow the government to deploy troops to Libya to intervene in the civil war. Turkish lawmakers approved the bill on Thursday, with 325 in favour to 184 against. Turkey is allied with Libya's UN-backed government, which is based in the...

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 10:43pm

Erdogan announces plan to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced military backing for Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), now that the north African country requested it. In a speech in Ankara on Thursday, Erdogan said that he will on January 7...

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 1:07pm

Germany, Turkey commit to strengthen ties with Rwanda

Senate President Dr Augustin Iyamuremye on Tuesday received the Ambassador of Germany, Dr Thomas Kurz and his Turkish counterpart, Burku Cevik, with whom he discussed relations between Rwanda and both countries, particularly their parliaments. It was the envoys’ first visit to...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 12:12am

Measles cases rise in Turkey amid anti-vaccination sentiment

Turkey's experts recently warned that epidemic diseases such as measles that have been off the grid for years might come back amid decreasing vaccination rate in the country in the past few years under the influence of anti-vaccine discourse. The anti-vaccination trend started with 183 people...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:58am

US policies violate NATO principles, Erdogan spokesman says

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman on Wednesday criticized Washington for the attempts to intervene into detained pastor Andrew Brunson’s case. Turkish president's spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin urged the United States to respect Turkey's judicial independence in a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:44am

Unknown gunman attacks US embassy in Turkey

An unidentified person fired shots at the US Embassy in Ankara at around 5 A.M. local time, CNN Turk reported. The bullets were reportedly fired from a white vehicle; however, the license plate could not be determined. According to the local media reports, the gunman reportedly targeted the...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:22am

The Turkish emerging market timebomb

LONDON – Turkey’s falling currency and deteriorating financial conditions lend credence, at least for some people, to the notion that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” I suspect that many Western policymakers, in particular, are not entirely unhappy about Turkey...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:42am

Erdogan: 'We will boycott US electronic products'

Relations between Ankara and Washington have deteriorated due to the case of US pastor Andrew Brunson, detained in Turkey, as well as tariff issues and the contradictions over the purchase of Russian-made weapons systems by the Turkish military. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:41pm

Turkey and the Netherlands resume full diplomatic ties

Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to restore relations strained after a diplomatic row last year. In a joint statement on Friday, the two countries stated their "readiness for normalisation" and that the countries are resuming full diplomatic ties. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:41am

Turkey switches to new era of presidency after Erdogan sworn in

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office at parliament on Monday, marking the country's switch to a new era with the executive presidential system. "Turkey is making a fresh start after the country officially switched to a new presidential system of government...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:33am

Turkey to retaliate if US slaps sanctions over S-400 purchase - Ankara

Relations between the US and Turkey have seriously deteriorated after Washington threatened not to sell Ankara F-35 fighters if it buys S-400 missile systems from Moscow, as well as imposing sanctions if the situation remains unchanged. Turkey intends to respond to the US in the event Washington...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:18pm

Turkish Electoral Council: Erdogan receives absolute majority of votes

Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered the support of an absolute majority of voters, who participated in the presidential election, Sadi Guven, the president of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey said Sunday citing preliminary results. "A total of 97.7 percent of...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:36am

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