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Local authorities in Turkish metropolis make critical move over taxi crisis

A row over taxis in Istanbul that has been going on for nearly two years has turned to a critical point after a practice that local officials promised to bring to life: A 1986-dated decision that stipulated that taxi licenses should be given to those who make a living only from driving.

Italian archaeologist spends half century in excavations in Turkey

An Italian archaeologist, who has spent half a century at excavation sites in Turkey, has been working as a site director at Yumuktepe Tumulus in the southern province of Mersin for 28 years.

"I travelled all around Turkey for work. From now on, I want to tour it as a tourist," Isabella Caneva, a 76-year-old professor in love with the country, told state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkey can play active role in restoring Afghanistan: Taliban official

Turkey can play "an active role in investing, realizing some projects, renovating and restoring Afghanistan," with the resources it possesses, according to that country's acting foreign minister.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Amir Khan Muttaqi said the official recognition of his government and international aid held great importance to the recovery of the country's economy.

History being rewritten at train station in Istanbul

History is being rewritten with archaeological excavations at Haydarpaşa Train Station in Istanbul's Kadıköy district, which was known as Chalcedon (the Land of the Blind) in ancient times.

The excavations, which have been continuing for nearly three years, shed light on the history of Kadıköy from the 5th century BC to the early era of the Turkish Republic.

Phase 3 trials of local vaccine ‘to be concluded soon’

As Turkey continues its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have intensified their efforts to introduce its locally produced vaccine.
The interim results of the Phase 3 trials of Turkovac, being carried out with the participation of thousands of volunteers across Turkey, will be announced very soon, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.