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İYİ Party’s Akşener says she will run for prime minister not president

Meral Akşener, the chair of İYİ (Good) Party, has said she will not run for president but she will race for prime minister in the next elections, in a statement to emphasize that the opposition's joint bid to replace the current executive-presidency with the parliamentary system.

Adana Demirspor routs Gaziantep FK 4-0 in Turkish Süper Lig

Adana Demirspor hammered Gaziantep FK 4-0 in a Turkish Süper Lig game on Sept. 25.

Adana took an early lead with Yunus Akgun's goal in the 12th minute at New Adana Stadium and the first half ended 1-0.

Gaziantep's Steven Kaulker scored his own goal and made it 2-0 for Adana Demirspor in the 65th minute.

COVID patient in hospital regrets not getting vaccinated

A bakery owner receiving treatment in the intensive care unit in northwestern Turkey said he regretted not having his COVID-19 jab in time, urging others to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria

Turkish forces "neutralized" six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sept. 25.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorists were preparing to launch an attack in order to disrupt the environment of peace and security in the Operation Olive Branch zone.

Derin Toparlak becomes finswimming world champion

Turkish swimmer Derin Toparlak became the world champion in the men's 5,000-meter race at the CMAS Open Water Finswimming World Championship held in Santa Marta, Colombia on Sept. 25.

Turkish swimmer becomes finswimming world champion

Turkish swimmer Derin Toparlak has become the world champion in the men's 5,000-meter race at the CMAS Open Water Finswimming World Championship held in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Toparlak reached the finish line with a time of 43.50.88 in the breathtaking race.

Turkish Cypriot leader meets UN chief in New York

President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on Sept. 25 met with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. 

The two exchanged views on the Cyprus issue, according to a statement by the U.N.

Turkey set to open another consulate in Serbia

Turkey will soon open a consulate in Serbia's southern city of Nis, the Turkish envoy to Belgrade said on Sept. 24. 

The consulate will serve Turkish citizens and bolster the country's commercial, economic and cultural interests in the region, Ambassador Hami Aksoy told Anadolu Agency.

Turkish Nobel laureate attends Teknofest in Istanbul

Turkey's Nobel laureate in chemistry Aziz Sancar on Sept. 24 attended the top-notch technology event Teknofest, and said that it "made me really proud."

"I came here to promote science and technology in Turkey and the Turkish world. What I saw here really made me proud and encouraged me," he said in his address in Istanbul.

Top Turkish official meets with Russian, French diplomats in New York

Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal met on Sept. 24 with senior diplomats from Russia and France and discussed agenda topics with a top U.N. official in New York at the 76th U.N. General Assembly. 

Önal met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Vershinin, and discussed developments in the political process in Libya and Syria, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

Greece seeks cooperation with Turkey: PM Mitsotakis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sept. 24 that he would make every effort to seek cooperation with Turkey. 

Mitsotakis' remarks came during an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York where he said Greece always wants to keep the channels of dialogue open with Turkey, and Athens does not want tensions that occurred last year to reoccur.