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Turkish natural stone sector focuses on South America

BURSA, Turkey  The Turkish natural stones sector, which makes $2 billion export annually, is finding new markets in South American countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Chile, the head of...

Erdogan lays cornerstone for Turkey’s 1st car plant

ISTANBUL Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the cornerstone for the country's first indigenous car plant. “We plan to complete the factory in 18 months and take our...

Sony announces PS5 reveal event for next week

ANKARA Sony on Friday announced the reveal event of PlayStation 5 will be held on June 4. The event will last more than an hour. “A lack of physical events has given...

India: Film industry up against shooting guidelines

NEW DELHI, India The lockdown enforced to stem the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has hit the glitz, vibrancy, and spectacle of India’s film industry. As per initial estimates the...

Borsa Istanbul up 0.29% at open

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index started the day at 1,156.04 points on Wednesday, up 0.29% or 3.34 points. At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index decreased 3.59% at 1,152.70 points...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo is set for Oct. 26-28...

Turkish firm wins global healthcare device award

ANKARA  A Turkish-based international medical device and pharmaceutical company has been selected as the leading medical device manufacturer in the field of vascular surgery for 2020. According to a statement by...

Canadian judge rules against Huawei executive Meng

TRENTON, Canada  A Canadian judge Wednesday ruled against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, meaning her extradition proceedings to the US would continue. The case centered on the legal issue of “double criminality”...

Hong Kong boosts Cathay Pacific with $5B bailout

ANKARA  The Hong Kong government will invest over $5 billion in Cathay Pacific to help the airlines overcome the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-backed bailout includes HK$40 billion...

EU economy narrows 11.4% in 2nd quarter

ANKARA Significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union's gross domestic product (GDP) narrowed by 11.4% in the second quarter of this year, according to Eurostat on Tuesday. The euro...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...