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Turkey starts Covid vaccination for teachers
Istanbul, Feb 24 (IANS) Turkey on Wednesday started vaccinating teachers against Covid-19 as part of the ongoing inoculation drive, with China's Sinovac Biotech.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran to stop 'snap' nuclear checks, says IAEA
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has said Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for three months.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran urges US to lift sanctions before joining nuke meeting
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iran on Friday again urged the US to "unconditionally and effectively" lift its sanctions against Iran, in response to the US stated willingness to "attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran".
2021-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
40 injured in Iran's 5.6-magnitude earthquake
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 40 people were injured in a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that shook Sisakht city in Iran's western Kohgiluye va Boyerahmad province on Wednesday night, media reports said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife
Nuclear weapons have no place in defence program: Iran prez
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the Islamic Republic's "definite" determination not to produce or store weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear weapons, official news agency IRNA reported.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Heavy snowfall disrupts traffic in Istanbul
Istanbul, Feb 17 (IANS) A heavy snowfall has hit here, disrupting the land and the sea traffic. The snowfall blanketed the city during morning rush hours Wednesday, gripping many residents on their way to offices, Xinhua reported.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Turkey: 30 suspects detained over failed 2016 coup
Istanbul, Feb 17 (IANS) Turkish police on Wednesday detained 30 suspects here over their alleged link to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Turkish prez vows to expand cross-border operations against PKK
Ankara, Feb 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to expand Turkey's cross-border operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after 13 Turks abducted by the group were killed in northern Iraq.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran warns of spread of new Covid-19 variant
Tehran, Feb 17 (IANS) Iran's health ministry warned of the spread of a new Covid-19 variant in the country, official IRNA news agency reported.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkish president accuses US of supporting PKK
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the US for "supporting" the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after the group killed 13 Turkish people in northern Iraq.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Turkey seeks detention of 46 PKK suspects in operations
Istanbul, Feb 15 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors have ordered detention of the 46 suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Turkey to begin Covid vaccination for teachers next week : Minister
Istanbul, Feb 15 (IANS) Turkey will begin Covid-19 vaccinations for teachers next week, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk said on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran's 2022 FIFA WC qualifiers postponed to June
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) Iran Football Federation has announced that Team Melli's matches against Hong Kong, China and Cambodia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have been postponed.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Iranian President warns of another Covid wave
Tehran, Feb 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for stricter Covid-19 border controls, noting that another wave of the pandemic may be on the way in the country.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkish-US Navies conduct maritime exercise in Black Sea
Ankara, Feb 11 (IANS) Turkey's Defence Ministry has confirmed that the country's Navy along its US counterparts conducted a maritime exercise in the Black Sea.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Iran ready to re-embrace nuke commitments if other parties do'
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Islamic Republic will re-embrace its nuclear commitments if the other parties do so.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran to unveil 50 'nuclear achievements' in April
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran will unveil 50 new "nuclear achievements" on April 9 when the Islamic Republic will mark its National Day of Nuclear Technology, a top official announced here.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran on Tuesday started the nationwide vaccination campaign against Covid-19, using Russia's Sputnik V jabs, official news agency IRNA reported.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran to start Covid-19 vaccination on Tuesday
Tehran, Feb 8 (IANS) Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki announced that the country's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus will begin on Tuesday.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran FM urges US admin to remove sanctions
Tehran, Feb 7 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran is losing patience with the new US administration's "recent signals to retain illegal sanctions" on the Islamic Republic.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran opens factory to produce air defence missile
Tehran, Feb 7 (IANS) Iran has opened a factory for manufacturing air defence missiles, as well as a plant for producing hybrid solid fuel used in various missiles in ground warfare.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security
Iran, Iraq discuss bilateral ties, regional stability
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) A high-ranking Iraqi delegation headed by Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials in Tehran to discuss the expansion of bilateral ties.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran to start receiving AstraZeneca vaccines in Feb
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran will start receiving doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in February via the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) platform, Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki announced.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkey vaccinates over 2mn people against Covid
Ankara, Feb 2 (IANS) Turkey has vaccinated at least 2,137,000 people in the country against the novel coronavirus after inoculation began last month, according to health authorities.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Airlines offered discounts to use Iranian airspace
Tehran, Feb 1 (IANS) Iran is offering discounts to major international airlines amid efforts by the government to boost transit income by increasing the number of flights through the countrys airspace, Transportation Minister Mohammad Eslami said.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran starts celebrations marking Islamic Revolution's 42nd anniversary
Tehran, Feb 1 (IANS) Iran has kicked off 10-day long celebrations marking the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Western weapons main cause for instability in Gulf: Iran
Tehran, Jan 31 (IANS) Iran warned that Western weapons are "the main cause for instability" in the Gulf.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iranian president warns of new wave of Covid-19
Tehran, Jan 31 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the necessity for people to abide by health protocols, or the country would face another wave of COVID-19 within the next two months, official news agency IRNA reported.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkish-Russian observation centre for Nagorno-Karabakh to open
Ankara, Jan 30 (IANS) A joint Turkish-Russian observation centre to monitor the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region recently freed from armed conflict, will begin operations on Saturday, a Minister confirmed here.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey extends troop deployment in Gulf of Aden, Somalia, Arabian Sea
Ankara, Jan 29 (IANS) Turkey has extended the deployment of forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, and the Arabian Sea, according to country's official gazette.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Iran FM calls Trump's Iran policy 'maximum failure'
Tehran, Jan 29 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the policy of Donald Trump's administration on Iran as "maximum failure," noting the United States blocked Iranians' access to food and medicine through sanctions, official news agency IRNA reported.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Israel's threats against Iran are psychological warfare'
Tehran, Jan 28 (IANS) Israel's "threats against Iran" are "psychological warfare" and the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to protect the country, a top official said here.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey vaccinates over 1.5mn citizens
Ankara, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 15,22,000 people have been vaccinated in Turkey, according to figures on Wednesday, since the country started mass vaccination for Covid-19 on January 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran reports 6,608 fresh Covid-19 cases
Tehran, Jan 27 (IANS) Iran on Wednesday reported 6,608 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 1,392,314.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran warns to stop IAEA additional protocol inspections
Tehran, Jan 26 (IANS) Iran will stop inspections pertaining to the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the parties to 2015 landmark nuclear deal do not adhere to their commitments, an official said here.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran rejects 'political mediation' over seized S.Korean tanker
Tehran, Jan 25 (IANS) Iran does not accept the "political mediation" of a third country regarding a South Korean oil tanker seized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf earlier this month, since it is a "technical" affair, a government spokesman said here.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Iran not interested in direct contact with Biden admin for now'
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) A top Iranian official has said that the Islamic Republic has had no contact with the administration of new US President Joe Biden, stressing that any possible talks could only be held within the "right format" of a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and major world powers.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran FM to start 5-nation tour over bilateral, regional issues
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will embark on a five-nation tour starting from Monday for talks on bilateral as well as regional issues, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Covid-19 vaccination to start soon in Iran: Rouhani
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that vaccination against the novel coronavirus in the country will start in the next few days.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey launches fifth indigenous frigate
Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Turkey has launched its fifth indigenous frigate produced as part of the MILGEM project, a national warship program.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Iran reports 6,207 new Covid-19 cases, tally mounts to 1.36mn
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran's health ministry reported 6,207 daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total nationwide infections to 13,67,032.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Tehran slams 'hostage-taking' of Iranian national by US
Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) The Tehran government has slammed the "blatant hostage-taking of Iranian national" by the US government for allegedly acting as an unregistered "foreign agent".
2021-01-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey starts vaccination at nursing homes
Istanbul, Jan 20 (IANS) Turkey started vaccinating citizens residing or working in nursing homes against Covid-19 on Tuesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Turkey extends Covid-19 vaccination to nursing homes
Ankara, Jan 20 (IANS) Turkey's vaccination campaign has been extended to the people staying and working in care and nursing homes and the citizens over 90.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
EU-initiated payment system not working due to US sanctions: Iran
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said that the European Union (EU)-initiated payment system did not work because its operation was under the influence of US sanctions.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
2 dead, 6 rescued Turkey freight ship capsize
Ankara, Jan 18 (IANS) Two crew members were killed and six others rescued after a freight ship capsized off the coast of Turkey's Black Sea province of Bartin, according to officials.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Europe has done nothing to protect nuke deal: Iran FM
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the three European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal, namely the UK, France and Germany, have done "nothing" to protect the agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of S.Korean tanker
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the rumours on the possibility of releasing a South Korean oil tanker seized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf earlier this month, saying the statements by people not related to the issue lack any basis.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey detains 220 suspects over fuel-related tax evasion
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) Turkish police detained 220 suspects across 50 provinces as part of the country's biggest operation against fuel-related tax evasion.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Over 675,000 Turkish health workers get Covid-19 jab
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's inoculation program, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine