Anadolu Agency, Philippine News Agency renew agreement

Anadolu Agency, Philippine News Agency renew agreement

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Anadolu Agency further expanded its global reach and influence on Monday by signing a partnership renewal agreement with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), increasing the areas of cooperation between the two prominent agencies.A delegation from Anadolu …

Turkish president celebrates Children’s Day

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday issued a message, marking National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, which Turkey observes every year on April 23.Turkey is to celebrate the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day as well as the 99th anniversary …

Turkey receives 32,000+ trademark applications in Q1

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The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received a total of 32,356 trademark applications — 28,197 of them domestic — in the first quarter of 2019.The number of trademark applications rose by 1.2% year-on-year in the three-month period, …

Turkey’s tourism revenues may reach $100B: Company head

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Turkey’s tourism revenues can reach $100 billion by 2023 with the digitalization of tourism companies, said a technology and tourism firm head. “We should promote our tourism sector in a proper way, we have to raise tourism revenue per visitor from $67…

Turkey’s tourism revenues may reach $100B: Company head

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Turkey’s tourism revenues can reach $100 billion by 2023 with the digitalization of tourism companies, said a technology and tourism firm head. “We should promote our tourism sector in a proper way, we have to raise tourism revenue per visitor from $67…

President urges unity in wake of local Turkish polls

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In the wake of last month’s local elections, the Turkish people should seek greater “unity and solidarity” and focus on the nation’s pressing issues, said Turkey’s president on Friday.”Leaving the election debates behind, we need to focus on our main a…

Turkish church raises money for Notre Dame renovation

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Worshippers at a church in the Turkish Aegean are donating money for the renovation of Paris’ Notre Dame from this week’s devastating fire.Father Gabriel Ferone of Notre Dame De Lourdes in the Aegean city of Izmir, a church built nearly 120 years ago, …

Turkish church raises money for Notre Dame renovation

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Worshippers at a church in the Turkish Aegean are donating money for the renovation of Paris’ Notre Dame from this week’s devastating fire.Father Gabriel Ferone of Notre Dame De Lourdes in the Aegean city of Izmir, a church built nearly 120 years ago, …

Shortages Hit Cuba, Raising Fears of New Economic Crisis

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After two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of CubansJust after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waitin…

Turkey Criticizes US for Designating Iranian Force Terrorist

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The U.S. decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran’s Foreign …

Turkey urges F-35 partners to fulfill responsibilities

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Ankara expects eight partner countries of the F-35 military aircraft development project to fulfill their responsibilities, Turkey’s minister of national defense said Wednesday.As strategic partners, we continue to work on economy and security, Hulusi …

Turkey will not allow questioning of NATO status: Kalin

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Turkey will not accept statements that question its status in NATO, the country’s presidential spokesman said Tuesday, defending its multidimensional foreign policy.In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Ibrahim Kalin dismissed comments aimed at Turkey’s…

Explainer: What’s Next for Sudan After Bashir’s Fall?

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to two years followed by elections, but demonstrators are pushing for a quick handover of powe…

Turkey Eyes Trump Protection From Any Sanctions for Russian Missile System Purchase

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Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish presidential spokesman said in Washington on Tuesday.The United S…

Turkish team to examine meteorites in US

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Turkish researchers will examine meteorites collected during an expedition to Antarctica at NASA next week.Mehmet Yesiltas, an assistant professor in Turkey’s Kirikkale University, told Anadolu Agency that three meteorites will be examined at the Johns…

Turkey-US ties need to be based on trust: official

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Turkey’s relationship with the U.S. needs to be based on trust, common values, and shared interests, Turkish presidential spokesman said Monday. Ibrahim Kalin said Washington’s threats would only damage the relationship at a conference hosted by the Am…

Turkish aid agency opens healthcare center in Mexico

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Turkey’s state-run aid agency has inaugurated a brand-new free health care center in Mexico, the only center serving some 15,000 residents in an area hit hard by a 2017 earthquake.The Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) this weekend open…

Reawakening extinct languages: Veysel Donbaz

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A Turkish expert on ancient Mesopotamia has dedicated more than half a century of his life to unearth history, culture and language dating back to over five millennia in the cradle of civilization.In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Assyriol…

Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

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Turkey has condemned Friday’s deadly terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan.We received the news with deep sorrow that a bomb blast which took place at a marketplace today in Quetta, capital of the Balochistan province of Pakistan, resulted in many …

Turkey’s current account gap shrinks in February

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Turkey’s current account deficit fell to $718 million in February, down by $3.78 billion from the same month last year, the Central Bank of Turkey said on Thursday.The figure was nearly $4.5 billion in February 2018. The 12-month rolling deficit reache…

Turkey ranks 3rd ‘halal tourist’ destination: Report

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Turkey was ranked the world’s third best tourist destination conforming to Islamic guidelines (known as halal) in 2019 by the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) released earlier this week. Singapore-based Mastercard-Crescent rating agency said in its la…

Turkey to Look for Alternatives if US Doesn’t Deliver F-35s

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Turkey’s foreign minister says his country could look “elsewhere” if the U.S. doesn’t deliver F-35 fighter jets.Mevlut Cavusoglu also said in an interview with private NTV television Tuesday that Turkey could consider acquiring more Russian-made S-400s…

If US holds back Patriots, Turkey could buy more S-400s

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If the U.S. refuses to sell Patriot missiles to Turkey, it could buy more Russian S-400 missiles or other air defense systems, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.Speaking on a Turkish news channel, Mevlut Cavusoglu responded to U.S. criticisms…

Turkish aid agency distributes tablets in Pakistan

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A Turkish aid agency on Tuesday distributed tablets for students of Pakistan-Turkey Maarif schools in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) handed out tablets to 249 students who graduated from schools ad…

Turkish stocks close Tuesday up 1.19%

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index went up 1.19% to close at 98,135.30 points on Tuesday.After starting the day at 97,956.66 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index climbed 1,156.98 points from Monday’s close of 96,978.32 points.During Tuesday’s trading, t…

Turkey set to invest $11B in energy efficiency

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Turkey aims to invest roughly $11 billion in energy efficiency over the next five years, cut its primary energy consumption by 14%, and reduce 66 million tons of CO2 emissions, Turkey’s Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar s…

President Erdo?an meets with Russian President Putin

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation during a one-on-one meeting in Russia before the 8. Meeting of the Turkey-Russia High Level Cooperation Council. Making remarks before their tA�te-A�-tA�te, Pres…

Erdogan’s AKP Calls for Recount of Mayoral Election in Istanbul

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party is asking for a recount of votes in Istanbul after the ruling party lost last week’s mayoral election.In a humiliating setback for Erdogan, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) narrowly won Istan…

Erdogan’s AKP Calls for Recount of Mayoral Election in Istanbul

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party is asking for a recount of votes in Istanbul after the ruling party lost last week’s mayoral election.In a humiliating setback for Erdogan, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) narrowly won Istan…

Turkish, Russian leaders to launch cross-cultural year

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Turkish president and his Russian counterpart will meet Monday for the opening ceremony of the Turkey-Russia cross-cultural year, the Russian ambassador to Ankara told Anadolu Agency. This will be the third meeting of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir …

Istanbul Candidate: Recount Could Bring ‘Dangerous’ Changes

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“I am not worried about voting results,” said Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition mayoral candidate in Istanbul. “I am worried about a system being poorly managed.” He spoke to VOA on Friday as elections officials conducted a recount of last Sunday’s vote.F…

Istanbul Candidate: Recount Could Bring ‘Dangerous’ Changes

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“I am not worried about voting results,” said Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition mayoral candidate in Istanbul. “I am worried about a system being poorly managed.” He spoke to VOA on Friday as elections officials conducted a recount of last Sunday’s vote.F…

Pompeo Warns NATO Must Adapt to Emerging Global Threats

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told NATO foreign ministers Thursday the 29 nation alliance must alter its approach to developing threats throughout the world.”We must adapt our alliance to confront emerging threats … whether that’s Russian aggre…

Galatasaray draw Malatyaspor in Turkish Cup semis

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Galatasaray drew Yeni Malatyaspor 0-0 Tuesday in the first leg of the Turkish Cup football semifinals. The Lions missed the opportunity to take an advantage over Malatyaspor during the Istanbul match.On Wednesday, Akhisarspor will play against Umraniye…

Turkey’s annual inflation rate at 19.71 pct in March

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Turkey’s annual inflation rate stood at 19.71 percent in March, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) Wednesday.The March figure was slightly up, 0.04 percentage point, from 19.67 percent in February, TurkStat data showed.On a yearl…

Trump Takes Credit for Turning Around NATO

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Cindy Saine at the State Department and Valeria Jegisman of VOA’s Russian Service contributed to this report.U.S. President Donald Trump is warming toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), praising the alliance and its leader Tuesday durin…

Turkey condoles loss of lives in Nepal thunderstorm

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Turkey on Tuesday extended condolences to families of those who lost their lives in a massive thunderstorm in the Himalayan state of Nepal.”We have received the news with deep sorrow that in the southern part of Nepal a severe thunderstorm caused loss …

US Stops F-35 Fighter Jet Parts Delivery to Turkey

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WASHINGTON, After months of warnings, the United States has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara’s decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian surface-to-air missile system, the Pentagon said Monday.T…

Boko Haram commander killed on Lake Chad island

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A top Boko Haram commander and 15 other militants were killed by West African regional counterterrorism forces, according to a military spokesman.In the ensuing firefight, Malloum Moussa, Boko Haram Commander, along with 15 of his men were neutralized,…

In Elections, Turkey’s Opposition Hopes to Capitalize on Erdogan’s Woes

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On Sunday Turkey holds critical local elections, with control of the country’s main cities up for grabs. With inflation soaring and recession threatening, the election may pose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan biggest challenge.A week ahead of Sunday’s p…

‘Many Syrians have returned home since Turkish ops’

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More than 318,000 Syrians have returned home since Turkey completed counterterror operations in northern Syria, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Thursday.Some 318,500 Syrians have returned home, as there is peace in Syria now, said Soylu, …

Turkey, Russia slam US decision on Golan Heights

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Turkey and Russia on Friday criticized the U.S. decision on Golan Heights, saying it was against international law.”We definitely do not recognize such a decision and such a signature [of U.S. President Donald Trump] because it is against international…

First Lady Erdo?an visits a bazaar held to support Zero Waste Project

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First Lady Emine Erdogan paid a visit to a bazaar held by the Social Development Center Education and Social Solidarity Association (TOGEMDER) in Istanbul to support the Zero Waste Project. Accompanying Mrs. Erdogan on her visit to the bazaar, named Ce…

Turkey: Patients to cast votes in mobile ballot boxes

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Patients in Turkey who are unable make it to polling stations will get a chance to vote at home in the upcoming local elections, the Health Minister said Thursday. For Sunday’s local elections, patients who are hospitalized and receiving home care serv…

Turkey: Shopkeeper uses CPR to save choking puppy

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A Turkish man who saved a puppy from suffocation with a kiss of life said on Wednesday it was impossible not to act in that moment of life or death.Shopkeeper Omer Yilmaz used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a small stray pup when a piece of food got l…

Look at future, not past: British intellectual to Muslims

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Muslims need to stop brooding over the past and start looking at the future, a pioneering scholar on Islam told a gathering in Ankara on Tuesday evening. Speaking at an event hosted by Ankara Palas Meetings (Bulusmalari), Ziauddin Sardar said that the…

Over 20 PKK terror suspects arrested in Turkey

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Turkish security forces arrested at least 24 PKK terror suspects during two separate operations on Tuesday, according to local officials.The governor’s office in the eastern Van province said sixteen people were arrested in the province for their suspe…

Turkish VP calls Trump’s Golan decision ‘illegitimate’

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Turkey’s vice president on Tuesday described as “illegitimate” U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.Speaking in the central Yozgat province, Fuat Oktay said: It is an illegitimate decis…

Turkish president celebrates World Theater Day

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a message on Tuesday celebrating World Theater Day. ”An artistic perspective toward love, respect and truth on the basis of universal values is an effective tool of education for our children, youth as well as the…

Sportswear giant Nike to set up factory in Turkey

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Sportswear giant Nike will set up a factory in the eastern Turkish province of Agri, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.In a campaign rally in the province ahead of the March 31 local elections, Erdogan said the factory will provide employme…

Turkish jets did not harass Greek PM’s copter: sources

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Turkish jets were not involved in any harassment in the Aegean Sea, they were on their usual duties, security sources said on Monday.Earlier on Monday, some Greek media outlets claimed that Turkish jets harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minist…

Turkish defense chief inspects troops on Syria border

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Turkey’s defense minister is carrying out an inspection of troops deployed along the country’s border with Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said Hulusi Akar was accompanied by Turkish Chief of General…

Turkish, Somali foreign ministers meet in Istanbul

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Turkey and Somalia on Friday inked a protocol on land exchange for diplomatic representation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Somali counterpart Ahmed Isse Awad, who visited Istanbul to attend an emergency meeting of the Organiz…

Asik Veysel: Turkish minstrel of the 20th century

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Turkey on Thursday remembered Asik Veysel, one of its most prominent early 20th-century folk poets and singers, who passed away 46 years ago today.Veysel Satiroglu, or Asik Veysel, was born in Sarkisla, a town in the central Anatolian province of Sivas…

Turkey: Tombs in ‘city of gladiators’ to open for visit

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An ancient city in western Turkey will showcase tombs and sarcophagi unearthed from one of the largest marble cities of the world.The ongoing excavations in the Stratonikeia ancient city in Yatagan, Mugla reveal new historical artifacts as part of the …

Turkey, Iran Join Forces Against Kurdish Rebels

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Turkey is heralding as groundbreaking a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish rebel groups. Turkish-Iranian relations have markedly improved, to the concern of Turkey’s Western allies. Coordinated and concurrent military strikes against “t…

Europe’s biggest theme park opens in Turkish capital

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday inaugurated Europe’s biggest theme park in capital Ankara.Ankapark will have major contributions to our city, Erdogan told the opening ceremony of the landmark project, which is also called Wonderland Eurasia…

Ukraine successfully tests Turkish-made UAVs

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Ukraine has successfully tested the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) purchased from Turkey, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. “I congratulate the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the people of Ukraine. Today we have a completely new weap…

Egypt Tightens Restrictions on Media, Social Networks

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Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.The move is the latest step by …

Turkey’s Erdogan to NZ terrorist: You will pay for this

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The terrorist who killed and injured some 100 worshippers at New Zealand mosques last week will pay, vowed Turkey’s president on Tuesday.”You will pay for this. If New Zealand doesn’t do so, one way or another we will make you pay,” Recep Tayyip Erdoga…

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