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Trump signs orders against TikTok, WeChat

WASHINGTON  President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Thursday banning any transactions by US residents and companies with Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat...

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    Turkish Central Bank halves open market liquidity limits

    ANKARA Liquidity limits offered to primary dealers as part of open market operations will be cut to half of their current limits, the Turkish Central...

    Turkey sees highest monthly exports figure in July

    ANKARA Turkey saw the highest monthly exports figure of this year with $15 billion in July, the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday. The figure rose...

    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...

    Over 8 kg heroin seized in southeastern Turkey

    GAZIANTEP/HATAY, Turkey Turkish forces have seized over 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of heroin in the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Hatay, security sources said Saturday. In...

    Ethiopians struggle to cope with COVID-19 fears

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia On a cold blustery summer morning, heightened fears of the COVID-19 pandemic blended with a glimmer of hope shroud the Ethiopian capital...

    Will US kill nuclear goals of belligerent Gulf states?

    ANKARA Nuclear proliferation is bigger than global warming, the US president said in an interview this week amid reports the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and...

    India: Virus cases top 60,000 for 2nd day

    India among worst-hit countries by pandemic

    Floods bring further misery to India amid pandemic

    NEW DELHI For several days, Satendra Prasad and five family members have resided at a neighbor’s house after floodwaters entered their one-story home in Mathia...

    Sports

    Formula 1: 5th race of season to take place in England

    ANKARA  The British Grand Prix of Formula 1 is set to take place on Sunday. Sunday's race will be the fifth of the 2020 season. It...