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Sisi’s plan to arm Libyan tribes in Egypt to backfire

ISTANBUL  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's scathing remarks on the situation in Libya have added a new dimension to the ongoing crisis. Last month, Sisi said...

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    Turkey expects V-shaped economic recovery from virus

    ANKARA  Turkey is anticipated to come out of the coronavirus-driven crisis with a V-shaped recovery, and will converge its potential growth, the country's treasury and...

    Turkey: Central government gross debt stock hits $234B

    ANKARA The gross debt stock of Turkey’s central government stood at 1.6 trillion Turkish liras (around $234 billion) at the end of May, according to...

    Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May

    ANKARA The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry...

    Turkish Treasury borrows $471M through auction

    ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed 3.2 billion Turkish liras ($471 million) from domestic markets on Monday, said an official statement. The Treasury and Finance Ministry announced...

    Turkey's exports hit $10B in May

    ANKARA  Turkey's exports hit $10 billion in May, down 40.9% from the same month last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the preliminary Trade...

    Turkey’s exports total $9B in April

    ISTANBUL  Turkey's exports dropped by 41.4% year-on-year in April to reach $8.99 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The country's imports also fell by...

    Turkey supports Palestine’s united front against Israel

    ANKARA  Turkey’s presidential spokesperson on Thursday voiced solidarity with Palestinians’ united front against Israel’s annexation plan. “We fully support the decision of Palestinian political parties to...

    Unilateral actions jeopardize Mideast peace: Vatican

    ANKARA  The Vatican has said that Israel’s “possible unilateral actions” can worsen the “delicate situation in the Middle East.”  Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of...

    Nearly 230 pounds of heroin seized in SE Turkey

    HAKKARI, Turkey  Turkish police on Thursday seized 104.2 kilograms (229.7 pounds) of heroin in the southeastern province of Hakkari. According to a statement, the drugs were...

    COVID-19: Indonesia sees highest daily rise in cases

    JAKARTA Indonesia on Thursday confirmed 1,624 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the biggest daily rise so far, taking the tally to 59,394. "As many as...

    Libyan premier, top French diplomat talk over phone

    TRIPOLI  Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday the current political moves on the regional and international arenas "are only maneuvers to find roles...


    Russian Premier League game postponed due to COVID-19

    ANKARA  A Russian Premier League match between FC Orenburg and Ural Ekaterinburg has been called off over several cases of coronavirus. "At the moment, 10 representatives...

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