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Turkey: Central Bank reserves in Sept. total $101.1B

ANKARA The official reserves of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) totaled $101.1 billion in September. The CBRT data showed on Friday that total reserve assets in September...

Turkish economy back to normalization after US, Russia deal

ANKARA For a long time, Turkey has been exposed to problems due to an eight-year civil war in Syria and fighting terrorism, putting additional pressures on its economy. But for...

Turkish soldier martyred by YPG/PKK attacks in N.Syria

ANKARA One Turkish soldier was martyred and five were wounded by YPG/PKK terrorist attacks in northern Syria, officials said Sunday. The casualties came due to "harassment attacks committed by PKK/YPG terrorists...

Turkey arrests 11 suspects over links to Daesh/ISIS

CANKIRI, Turkey  Some 11 suspects, including high-level targets, were arrested Friday in central Turkey over links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to a security source. As part of efforts against...

Turkish jets neutralize 6 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

ANKARA Turkish fighter jets neutralized six PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, the country's National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a tweet that the terrorists...

Turkey: Cartoon contest to raise awareness on addiction

ANKARA The Turkish Green Crescent is organizing a cartoon contest to raise awareness of the youth against addictions. The theme of the 4th International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest is the Importance...

Passenger traffic at Istanbul Airport surpasses 40M

ANKARA The Istanbul Airport welcomed over 40 million air passengers since its opening last year, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said Monday. A total of 252,795 flights (63,856 domestic and 188,939...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at Friday's open

ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.67%, or 694.31 points, to start the last trading day of the week at 104,474.89 points. On Thursday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped...

'Fighting inflation to be Turkey's top agenda in 2020'

ANKARA Turkey will stabilize the inflation rate at single digits by improving competition in goods and services markets and enhancing production, the country's treasury and finance minister said Friday. "Fight against...

Industrial cannabis cultivation area rises fivefold

ANKARA  The cannabis cultivation area in Turkey has increased fivefold over previous one year, from 200 decares (49.42 acres or 200,000 square meters) in 2018, to 1,000 decares (247.11 acres...

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