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ENI, Total energy firms postpone drilling in E. Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Energy giants ENI and Total are postponing their proposed gas exploration operations in the Eastern Mediterranean for about a year, according to the Cyprus...

Turkish stocks end Thursday down 0.96%

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday down 0.96% to close at 99,193.03 points. Starting the day at 99,858.48 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 966.10 points from 100,159.13 points...

Twitter labels Trump’s tweet as ‘glorifying violence’

ANKARA Twitter labeled Friday US President Donald Trump's tweet on Minneapolis with a warning of "glorifies violence." "....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that...

Turkish banks post $4B net profit in January-May

ANKARA  Turkey’s banking sector registered a net profit of 27.3 billion Turkish liras ($4 billion) as of the end of May, the country's banking watchdog announced Monday. Total assets of the...

Turkish firm important car parts supplier for Ferrari

ANKARA A Turkish firm has been producing molds for automobile giants Ferrari, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes for the past 75 years. For 15 years, Igrek Makina, based in the northwestern...

Turkish exports down 4% to $42.7B in Jan-March

ANKARA  Turkish exports decreased 4% year-on-year in January-March period to $42.7 billion while imports increased by 10.3% to stand at $55.6 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Thursday. TurkStat said...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at close

ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the midweek at 98,571.46 points on Wednesday, down 0.17% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 98,886.10 points. As...

WTO's Goods Trade Barometer 'flashes red'

GENEVA The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall steeply in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, the World Trade Organization's...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.77% at close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Tuesday at 108,097.27 points, up 0.77% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 107,787.94 points. As of the daily...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at Friday opening

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index decreased by 0.07%, or 73.54 points, to start the last transaction day of the week at 100,272.11 points. On Thursday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose...

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Nearly 300 Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey  Nearly 300 asylum seekers have been held in western Turkey for attempting to reach Europe illegally, a security source said Tuesday. A total of...

India: COVID-19 death count crosses 20,000

NEW DELHI  India’s death count due to COVID-19 crossed 20,000 on Tuesday with 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health...

Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Let's...

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