Anadolu Agency

Gendarmerie facility starts mask production

A facility belonging to the Gendarmerie Forces has commenced the production of protective masks as part of the country's efforts to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed more than 100 people in Turkey.

The mask production, which began following a request from the Interior Ministry, is taking place at an atelier in Ankara.

AGERPRES, at 131 years since establishment: Congratulations messages from partner news agencies

AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency celebrates 131 since establishment on 27 March.   Since 1889 until now, AGERPRES has broadcast millions of news items, documentary materials and photographs.   After 131 years since its first news item, AGERPRES has received congratulations messages from partner media organisations and news agencies.

Two more Turks die from coronavirus in Germany

Two more Turkish nationals died in Germany from the novel coronavirus pandemic, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 27.

The deceased were a male, 86, identified as N.C., who lived near Munster in western Germany; and a woman, 73, identified as initials Y.P., who lived near Stuttgart.

N.C died on March 22 but he was buried on March 26 because of the risk of infection.

Turkey nabs terrorist after 20 years in hiding

A convicted terrorist who was in hiding for over 20 years was arrested in the city of Muş, southeastern Turkey on March 25, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

In 2000, the man, identified by the initials Y.Y., was convicted of "being a member of the Hezbollah terrorist organization" and sentenced in absentia to six years and three months in prison.