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Turkey sees 14.31% surge in number of foreign visitors

ANKARA The number of international visitors to Turkey surged 14.31% year-on-year to 42.9 million this January-November period, said the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry on Monday. The Mediterranean resort city of...

Turkish stocks up 0.33% at week's opening

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 0.33%, or 373.41 points, to start Monday at 114,057.03 points. On Friday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 0.03% to 113,683.61 points with...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at close

ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the day at 106,588.41 points on Friday, down 0.20% from the previous close.   Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 107,108.90 points. As...

Turkey: Senior Daesh/ISIS operative among 7 arrested

ANKARA A senior Daesh/ISIS operative, who was responsible for the terror group’s training camps, was arrested in Turkey’s southern Osmaniye province, according to the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday. The arrest...

Foreign visits to Turkey climb in January-September

ANKARA Turkey attracted 36.4 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, marking a 14.5% rise, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Thursday. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya...

Wanted PKK terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey

ANKARA/VAN One of two terrorists neutralized in an operation by Turkish security forces in eastern Turkey was on the country's wanted list, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Friday. Muhacir Duman,...

Released FETO member arrested in Istanbul

A recently released member of the terror group responsible for the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey was arrested Tuesday in Istanbul. FETO member Ahmet Altan, who was released Nov. 4 under judicial...

Turkish soldier martyred in northern Syria

ANKARA A Turkish soldier was martyred when an explosive device went off during a security sweep in northern Syria, Turkish defense ministry said Monday. In a statement, the ministry said the...

Turkey: Operation Kiran neutralizes 116 PKK terrorists

ANKARA Since mid August, Turkey’s Operation Kiran against the terrorist YPG/PKK has "neutralized" 116 terrorists and destroyed nearly 200 caves, shelters, and warehouses. Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" to...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.52% at Friday's close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day up 0.52% to close at 111,176.75 points on Friday. Starting the day at 111,040.82 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went 577.32 points...

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Turkey won't allow ‘Deal of Century’ to threaten peace: President

ISTANBUL Turkey will never allow the peace in the region to be disrupted by the U.S.’ so-called “Deal of Century” Mideast peace plan, said Turkey’s...

French fisheries banned from northern sea post Brexit

PARIS Brexit left a wake -- both literally and figuratively -- on European states, most particularly France where fisherman suffered a temporary ban in waters...

3 crucial weeks for Turkish Super Lig title contenders

ISTANBUL Ahead are three vitals weeks in Turkey’s top-tier football league as the title contenders will face each other in February. Top seven teams will face...

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