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No Champions League final for Istanbul this week [Video]

No Champions League final for Istanbul this week

May 30 should have been the day Istanbul hosted the Champions League final but it was postponed by UEFA due to the novel coronavirus.

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Sheep take over Turkish city during curfew [Video]

Sheep take over Turkish city during curfew

Sheep temporarily took over a city in Turkey that was on lockdown. This surreal scene is from Atakum, on Turkey's northern Black Sea coast. The city was under a four-day lockdown along with 30 others..

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Turkey's oldest tortoise celebrates centenary in style [Video]

Turkey's oldest tortoise celebrates centenary in style

Turkey's oldest tortoise, Tuki, turned 100 years old on Thursday (April 30) and celebrated with a quiet birthday party as the private Faruk Yalcin zoo in the northwestern province of Kocaeli remained..

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Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus [Video]

Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus

Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus

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Turkey imposes COVID-19 movement curbs before Ramadan begins [Video]

Turkey imposes COVID-19 movement curbs before Ramadan begins

To stop the spread of coronavirus, Turkey orders partial lockdown on some provinces and says new infections tapering off.

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RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey [Video]

RAF plane thought to be carrying PPE arrives from Turkey

An RAF cargo plane, believed to be bringing supplies of PPE from Turkey, lands at RAF Brize Norton.

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Wild animals wander abandoned streets amid lockdowns [Video]

Wild animals wander abandoned streets amid lockdowns

From wild boars patrolling the Israeli city of Haifa to deer venturing into London suburbs, virus closures are drawing wildlife into the abandoned streets of many cities.

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Istanbul brought to standstill by cornavirus lockdown [Video]

Istanbul brought to standstill by cornavirus lockdown

Thirty-one major provinces in Turkey on Saturday headed into a second round of a weekend lockdown, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirusView on euronews

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Turkey to free thousands of its prisoners to curb coronavirus [Video]

Turkey to free thousands of its prisoners to curb coronavirus

A bill passed by Turkey's parliament will see at least 45,000 prisoners temporarily released to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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'Mixed picture' in Europe, vaccine at least a year away: WHO [Video]

'Mixed picture' in Europe, vaccine at least a year away: WHO

The World Health Organization believes we're yet to reach the peak of the global health crisis and are cautious about the "mixed picture" in Europe, despite improvements in some countries after weeks..

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Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib [Video]

Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib

Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the new coronavirus could wreak havoc on..

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Turkey's interior minister resigns over coronavirus response [Video]

Turkey's interior minister resigns over coronavirus response

Turkey's interior minister resigns over coronavirus response

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Turkey imposes 48-hour curfew in major cities to curb virus [Video]

Turkey imposes 48-hour curfew in major cities to curb virus

Restrictions placed in 31 provinces across the nation but bakeries, pharmacies and health facilities to remain open.

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Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises by 59 to 3,520, slowdown continues

The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Turkey has risen by 59 in the last 24 hours to 3,520, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday, as a slowdown in deaths and ICU patients continued.
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Erdogan begins to ease Turkey's coronavirus restrictions

Turkey will start easing coronavirus containment measures from Monday, President Tayyip Erdogan said, lifting inter-city travel restrictions in seven provinces and easing a curfew imposed on senior and..
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Special Report: How Turkey’s courts turned on Erdogan's foes

It took 16 judges to convict Kurdish politicians Gultan Kisanak and Sebahat Tuncel of belonging to a terrorist organization last year.
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Coronavirus quarantine in Syria's northwest looks to shield most vulnerable

At a quarantine centre in war-torn northern Syria, doctors near the Turkish frontier are providing a first line of defence to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading to one of the world's most..
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Turkey's contact tracers race to contain coronavirus

Two medics in protective suits jumped out of a car in a deserted street in central Ankara and hurried inside a building - one carrying medical equipment and the other, paperwork.
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Turkey says deployment of Russian defences delayed, but will happen

Turkey's planned deployment of Russian S-400 missile defences has been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but will ultimately go ahead, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.
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U.S. envoy wants Turkey to press militants in Syria's Idlib

U.S. Syria special envoy Jim Jeffrey said on Thursday he hoped Turkey would maintain pressure on militant groups including the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Syria's opposition-held province of..
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Epidemic's hidden victims, Syrian workers left penniless in Turkey

When the clothing factory where Syrian refugee Mohammed Eid had worked since arriving in Istanbul closed because of the coronavirus lockdown, his manager had a bleak message for laid-off staff: you're..
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Turkey extends closure of schools to end-May over coronavirus: minister

Turkey has extended the closure of schools until the end of May as part of its measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk said on Wednesday.
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In letter to Trump, Turkey's Erdogan urges better U.S. understanding

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a letter to President Donald Trump he hoped the U.S. Congress would better understand the strategic importance of their relations, given solidarity and supplies..
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Turkey donates virus medical supplies to US

A planeload of donated Turkish medical supplies arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for distribution to U.S. health care workers. The supplies include N95 masks, face shields, hazmat suits, and..
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Bomb blast kills 40 people in Syrian town of Afrin, Turkey says

At least 40 civilians were killed, including 11 children, when a bomb detonated in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, blaming the attack on the Syrian..
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Turkey aims to reopen economy starting late May: senior official

Turkey's government aims to begin reviving the economy in late May after a sharp slowdown due to measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, while minimising the risk of a second wave of infections,..
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Bomb blast in Syria's Afrin kills at least 10: Turkish state media

A bomb detonated on an oil tanker in the northern Syrian city of Afrin and killed at least 10 people according to initial reports, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.
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Turkish mosque lights tell the faithful to stay home during Ramadan

The traditional lighting that hangs between the minarets of Turkish mosques, usually packed for evening prayers in the holy month of Ramadan, is urging Turks to stay at home this year as the country..
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Turkey flies medical aid to coronavirus-stricken U.S.

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies and protective equipment was heading for the United States on Tuesday to deliver aid to its NATO ally battling the coronavirus outbreak.
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Erdogan says Turkey will send medical gear to United States

President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will send medical gear including protective suits and masks to the United States on Tuesday to help its efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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Turkish ruling party, lawyers clash over cleric comments on homosexuality

A suggestion by Turkey's leading Muslim cleric that homosexuality causes illness has prompted a clash between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Islamist-rooted AK Party and the country's lawyer..
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Turkey targets return to normal toward end of May, Erdogan says

The coronavirus outbreak in Turkey is starting to reach a plateau and the country aims to return to normal life after the end of Ramadan in late May, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by..
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Coronavirus Global Tracker: Trump Plans Immigration Ban

Deaths in Istanbul suggest the true toll in Turkey may be higher than the government has claimed. And President Trump said he planned to close the United States to people trying to immigrate.
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U.S. says 'deeply concerned' with reports on Turkey's efforts to turn on Russian missiles

The United States continues to object "strenuously" to Turkey's purchase of Russian missile defense systems and is "deeply concerned" with reports that Ankara is continuing its efforts to make the..
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Turkey's Erdogan announces four-day lockdown from Thursday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a four-day lockdown would be imposed in 31 cities from Thursday as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Turkey's Erdogan accuses Syrian government of violating Idlib ceasefire

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Syrian government was violating a ceasefire in the northwestern Idlib region, warning that Damascus would suffer "heavy losses" if it persisted.
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Coronavirus puts missile showdown between Turkey and U.S. on hold

Turkey's plans to switch on its new Russian missile defence systems have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but it does not intend to reverse a decision which has raised the threat of U.S...
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Trump and Turkey's Erdogan agree cooperation against coronavirus: Turkish presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a phone call on Sunday to work together to counter the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's presidency..
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Turkey has most coronavirus cases outside Europe and U.S.

Turkey's confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 86,306, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sunday, the highest total for any country outside Europe or the United States.
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Delivery of protective healthcare equipment to UK delayed

A delivery of protective equipment for British health workers that was due on Sunday from Turkey has been delayed, a British government official said, as medics on the frontline of the coronavirus..
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Turkey's coronavirus cases overtake Iran, highest in Middle East

Turkey's confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 82,329, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday, overtaking neighbouring Iran for the first time to register the highest total in the Middle..
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Russia, Turkey hold fourth joint patrol in Syria's Idlib: RIA

Russia and Turkey held a fourth joint patrol in Syria's Idlib region, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria as saying on Wednesday.
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Inside ICU, Turkish doctors rush back to work after coronavirus recovery

In the intensive care unit of a hospital in Istanbul, the heart of Turkey's coronavirus outbreak, doctors and nurses have rushed back to duty to fight against the pandemic days after recovering..
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Turkey repeats working group offer to U.S. to solve row over Russian defense purchase

Turkey on Tuesday repeated an offer to the United States to establish a technical working group including NATO to help solve a dispute over Ankara's purchase of Russian missile defenses that angered..
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Turkish minister's resignation exposes tensions in Erdogan's AKP

The political fallout from Turkey's rushed coronavirus lockdown at the weekend has exposed tensions at the top of President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party after he rejected the resignation of his interior..
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Turkish parliament passes bill to free thousands from prison amid coronavirus

Turkey's parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but which critics..
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Turkey to impose fresh lockdown next weekend to halt COVID-19 spread: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey would impose a fresh lockdown next weekend as part of measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, having locked down 31 provinces last weekend.
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Coronavirus Updates: Turkey Rejects Resignation of Minister Who Led Botched Lockdown

The interior minister’s hastily announced curfew led to panic buying in Istanbul. And in an international competition for limited medical supplies, Israel has turned to its powerful spy service for..
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Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation after coronavirus lockdown criticism

President Tayyip Erdogan rejected the resignation on Sunday of Turkey's interior minister, who said he was stepping down in the wake of a short-notice coronavirus lockdown which sent people rushing to..
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Erdogan rejects Turkish interior minister's resignation: presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has not accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, the Turkish presidency said on Sunday.
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Turkey's interior minister says resigns over short-notice coronavirus lockdown

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter on Sunday that he was resigning from his post over the implementation of a two-day curfew in major Turkish cities to tackle the coronavirus..
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Two-day lockdown imposed in much of Turkey, coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

Istanbul, Ankara and other major Turkish cities locked down for two days from midnight on Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus under an Interior Ministry order, as the country's death toll..
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Turkey imposes two-day lockdown in all major cities

Turkey is imposing a two-day lockdown in 31 provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara and other major cities, in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
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Turkey's fight against coronavirus fails to heal divisions, opponents say

President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of..
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Turkish prosecutor appeals acquittal verdict in landmark protests trial

A Turkish prosecutor appealed the acquittal of philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the 2013 Gezi Park protests, calling for convictions as charged, a document..
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Turkish legislation banning layoffs to go to parliament next week: sources

The Turkish government plans to send legislation to parliament early next week temporarily banning layoffs to reduce an expected jump in unemployment due to the spread of coronavirus, two senior..
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