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ANALYSIS – Is Saudi Arabia really boycotting Turkish products?

ISTANBUL Several media outlets have reported that the authorities responsible for Saudi Arabia’s commercial sector have been pressuring Saudi companies to stop commercial dealings with Turkey, including boycotting Turkish products,...

Turkey: Investment demand rises despite pandemic

KOCAELI, Turkey  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey’s investment demand followed a stronger course this January to August compared to the same period last year, the country’s industry and technology minister...

Turkey breaks ground on 1st lithium-ion battery plant

KAYSERI, Turkey  The foundations for Turkey's first lithium-ion battery production facility was laid in the country's central province of Kayseri, its CEO said Friday. Ismail Hakki Dogankaya said at the groundbreaking...

US stock futures fall over Trump contracting COVID-19

ANKARA US stock market futures on Friday fell on worries after President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, risking his re-election and hefty tax breaks for corporations.  Futures for all three major indexes...

Nearly 20,000 Amazon employees contract COVID-19

ANKARA  Amazon said almost 20,000 of its workers have contracted the novel coronavirus since March, the first time the e-commerce firm has disclosed a figure since the start of the...

Japan: Tokyo Stock Exchange resumes trading

ANKARA Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) resumed trading on Friday after a day’s halt due to a “technical glitch.”  “We apologize anew for the significant trouble we caused due to the...

Latin America, Caribbean lose 34M jobs due to COVID-19

BOGOTA, Colombia  An estimated 34 million jobs have been lost across Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report this week from the International...

US airlines may furlough 32,000 people with no bailout

ANKARA Two major US airlines may furlough 32,000 of their employees due to COVID-19 without any help from the US government, according to a report on Thursday. American Airlines and United...

EU last year imported 3M tons of coffee

ISTANBUL The European Union last year imported 3 million tons of coffee from abroad, worth a jumpy €7.5 billion ($8.4 billion), the 27-member bloc's statistical authority said on Thursday. The union's...

EU unemployment in August rises to 7.4%

ISTANBUL The European Union's unemployment rate rose to 7.4% in August, up 0.5 percentage points year-on-year, the bloc's statistical office reported on Thursday. The figure was also higher than 7.3% in...

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Former Senegal football player Diop dies

ANKARA A former Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, died at the age of 42 on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of...

Prominent Muslim leader Layama dies at 63 in CAR

ANKARA Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away on Saturday evening, according to local news outlets. Layama, president...

Turkey: PKK terrorist surrenders to security forces

ANKARA One more PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist...

UN special envoy for Syria: No deadline in Geneva talks

GENEVA The UN special envoy for Syria has said peace talks will start Monday in Geneva but without a set deadline for outcomes. Geir Pedersen said...

Pakistan ruling party says 'will not recognize Israel'

ANKARA Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel. "Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement...