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Turkey lifts most pandemic restrictions as new cases plateau

ISTANBUL (AP) — Men are playing cards and backgammon at their local coffeehouses again, movie theaters are being cleaned before their first evening screening and bars are serving beer and chips in Ist...

Turkey welcomes back tourists, hopes to recoup losses

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — At the Ananas Hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the rooms were cleaned, the pool filled and the sun loungers distanced, as staff prepared to welcome back Russian tourists a...

Full COVID-19 lockdown adds to financial strain in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — As cases and deaths soar, Turkey’s president has instructed people to stay home for nearly three weeks and shut down many businesses as part of the country's strictest COVID-19 measure...

70-year-old pulled alive as Turkey quake death toll hits 46

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue workers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Gree...

Turkey: Erdogan's party dominance tested in repeat poll

ISTANBUL (AP) — Millions of voters in Istanbul go back to the polls for a controversial mayoral election re-run Sunday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party tries to wrest back control of Turkey'...

Turkey opens Syrian border crossings for Ramadan visits

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning home for a visit during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after Turkey temporarily opened two border crossings with its war-torn neighbo...