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Turkey's Central Bank keeps interest rates steady

ANKARA Turkey’s Central Bank on Thursday kept its one-week repo rate – also known as the policy rate – steady at 10.25% In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said...

Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas, the...

Turkey: Over 1 ton of illegal drugs seized

DIYARBAKIR / VAN, Turkey A large quantity of illegal drugs was seized by Turkish security forces in anti-drug raids on Sunday, officials said. Some 994 kilograms (2,191 pounds) of marijuana and...

Turkey: New measures to fight COVID-19 on the way

ANKARA Amid rising virus cases and stepped-up measures in many European countries, Turkey also has new nationwide measures on the way to combat COVID-19, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a...

Turkey's COVID-19 patient count rises by over 1,700

ANKARA Turkey registered 1,723 new coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The country’s overall tally now stands at 345,678, the ministry reported. Some...

Erdogan extends condolences for death of Turkish deputy

ISTANBUL The Turkish president extended his condolences over the death of Markar Esayan, a lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. “I have learned with great sorrow of the...

Erdogan announces more gas reserves find in Black Sea

ANKARA The Turkish president on Saturday announced the discovery of an additional 85 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, following a historic find this summer. "Total amount...

On ship, Turkish leader due to announce latest gas find

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Saturday boarded a Black Sea drill ship where he is set to officially announce details of a new discovery of natural gas reserves. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement...

Turkey wastes one fifth of its food production: Min.

IZMIR, Turkey Turkey wastes 19 million tons of food, which is one-fifth of the country's food production, annually, the forestry and agriculture minister said on Friday. "If we can prevent the...

Turkish police arrest 3 far-left terror suspects

ANKARA Turkish security forces on Friday arrested three suspects in an operation against the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP), a far-left terror group, in the capital Ankara, security sources said. Counter-terrorism and...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Oct. 25, 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. Coronavirus...

Armenia leader should be charged for war crimes, experts say

ISTANBUL Amid the continuing clashes over Upper Karabakh, Turkish experts believe Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his administration should be charged for war crimes. Yalcin...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not...

Turkey to set up strategic logistics centers for trade

ANKARA  Turkey plans to establish foreign logistics centers in strategic regions in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Far East, said the country's top...

French president encouraged Islamophobia: Pakistan PM

KARACHI, Pakistan  The Pakistani prime minster has added his voice to the growing criticism of the French president for "encouraging Islamophobia" following the killing of...