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Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Idlib

Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Syria's Idlib. In a statement, the ministry said the soldier was wounded in an explosion and died later in a hospital. It said the explosion took …

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Turkey reports 34 new deaths and 1,035 COVID-19 cases

Turkey's health minister said Wednesday that the country recorded 34 coronavirus-related deaths since the day before, bringing the country's COVID-19 death toll to 4,431, Star Tribune reports. Fahrettin Koca also tweeted that …

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Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib on May 27 after an explosion along the M4 highway, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement, Hurriyet daily reports. “During a road …

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Turkey confirms 948 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey confirmed 948 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths in the past 24 hours on Tuesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted. He said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey has risen to 158,762, …

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Israeli plane lands in Turkey after 10-long pause

Israel’s flag carrier completed its first cargo flight to Turkey in 10 years, the latest sign of a thaw in ties between the two nations, the Israeli embassy in Turkey said on Twitter. An El-Al plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday, …

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Azerbaijani and Turkish Presidents hold phone talks

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, according to the Azerbaijani presidential press service. The Turkish leader congratulated and extended his wishes …

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Turkey reports 1,141 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey's daily COVID-19 death toll reached 32, as new confirmed cases stand at 1,141 with 24,589 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The total death toll in the country now stands at 4,340, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin …

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Turkey under curfew across country on first day of Eid

Turkey has entered the Eid al-Fitr celebrations on the second day of a four-day nationwide curfew on May 24, beginning May 22 midnight to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Hurriyet daily reports. Although Turkey usually …

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Turkish Airlines extends flight suspension

Turkish Airlines’ flight suspension due to coronavirus has been extended into early to mid June, the national flag carrier has announced. Domestic flights are now suspended until June 4 and international flights until June …

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Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for health tourism

Turkey will accept patients from 31 countries as of May 20 as it loosens coronavirus restrictions, according to the country’s Health Ministry. An official letter from the ministry lists acceptance conditions for patients, entry to the …

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Turkey to receive first tourists in June

Turkey intends to start accepting foreign tourists on mid-June, the first guests will be  expected from China, South Korea and other Asian countries, the head of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy …

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Erdogan and Stoltenberg discuss pandemic,Syria and Libya

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed via telephone the novel coronavirus and steps to take in the post-pandemic period, according to a statement by Ankara's presidential Directorate of …

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