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Russia and Turkey to nullify trade sanctions

Russia and Turkey have settled almost all the issues on the lifting of trade restrictions, the problem will be fully resolved before the meeting of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission in Kazan, which is scheduled for October 20, the …

Record-breaking heat observed in Turkey

As whole Turkey is under the effect of the heat wave coming from North Africa, a record heat of 37.2 degrees Celsius (98.96°F) was observed in Istanbul, Daily Sabah reports. Meteorological engineer Adil Tek, the …

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Turkey's western coast

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens. The epicentre of the quake …

Amnesty International chair detained in Izmir

Amnesty International says its director for Turkey Taner Kilic has been detained as part of a crackdown against people with suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The rights advocacy …

Turkey’s population almost reaches 80 million

Turkey's population reached 79.814 million at of the end of 2016, the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) said. A population increase of 1.07 million was recorded in 2016, compared to the previous year. The annual population …

Three people wounded in blast in Turkey's Izmir

A suspected car bombing has struck a court in the Turkish city of Izmir, followed by a gun battle between police and two suspected terrorists. At least three people were injured by the blast, with a large number of judges and lawyers at …

 AKP building attacked in Turkey's Izmir

An armed attack was carried out on the building of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the western province of Izmir. No casualties were reported. Police have launched an investigation and an operation to apprehend the …

Almazbek Atambayev to be treated in Turkey - media

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was on a short-term vacation for medical examinations in Turkey and planned to get back to work on October 1, his press service said. Atambayev's plane landed in Istanbul en …