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UNESCO officials, Moldovan team explore gastronomy culture in Turkey’s west

In an effort to promote an exchange of culinary culture between Moldova and Turkey, members of the UNESCO Turkish National Committee and a Moldovan delegation have come to Turkey's southwestern province of Afyonkarahisar to take delight in the region's world-famous gastronomic heritage.

Golden Orange Film Festival to open in October

The jury members and films that will take place in the International Feature Film Competition and the National Feature Film Competition of the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival have been announced.

According to a statement made by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, works for the festival, which will open on Oct. 2, continue.

Turkey calls on Libya to stick to road map for elections

The decision of the Libyan House of Representatives to withdraw the vote of confidence given to the National Unity Government at the session held in Tobruk on Sept. 21 will not contribute to the stability and transition process of Libya, the Foreign Ministry said.

84 Percent of the Population in Istanbul Has Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Nearly 84 percent of the population in Istanbul has already been vaccinated against COVID-19, the governor of the metropolis Ali Yerlikaya announced on Twitter today, Milliyet newspaper reported.

By September 22nd, 83.8 percent of Istanbul's population had been vaccinated (with at least the first dose of vaccine). 67.5 percent are fully vaccinated, the governor said.

CHP, MHP in row over Kurdish question

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli slammed main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu over his comments regarding the Kurdish problem and that it can be solved together with the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Pahor meets Erdogan on sidelines of UN General Assembly

New York, 22 September – President Borut Pahor, who is in New York for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, held several bilateral meetings on Tuesday, including with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss cooperation, Afghanistan and migrations. He also attended an event marking 30 years of Slovenia’s independence.

Erdogan issues thinly veiled call for two-state Cyprus solution at UN General Assembly

By George Gilson

Amidst renewed provocations against Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean and after an informal moratorium in summer, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his address to the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) yesterday presented his government's steadfast views on the geopolitics of the region and Ankara's claims.

Health minister urges social distancing as cases rise

Turkey is at a critical juncture in the pandemic, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has warned as the number of daily COVID-19 cases continue to increase, calling on people to observe social distancing and other anti-virus measures.

Britain Sends Back Illicit Cash Seized from Moldovan Ex-PM’s Son

The Moldovan government and its British counterpart agreed on Tuesday that illicit funds confiscated by the British courts from Luca Filat, the son of former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat, will be returned to Moldova.

Erdoğan, Putin expected to meet on Sept 29 in Sochi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in Sochi on Sept. 29 to discuss the recent regional developments and bilateral relations.

UN General Assembly Opens in New York

The UN General Assembly High-Level week - a general political discussion with the participation of heads of states, governments and ministries - kicked off in the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Turkish consumer confidence rebounds in September

After a two-month decline, Turkey's consumer confidence index bounced back in September, the country's statistical authority said on Sept. 22. 

The index is a vital gauge of the economy's overall, indicating people's sentiments on financial standing and the general economic situation, along with expenditure and saving tendencies.

Turkey-England travels resume as mandatory quarantine ends

The long-awaited compulsory quarantine-free travel between Turkey and England resumed on Sept. 22 after Turkey was removed from the COVID-19 travel red list last week.

As of 4 a.m. (0300 GMT), all those arriving from Turkey will no longer need to self-isolate in a designated hotel, which was a mandatory process before.