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Turkey's gas reserve volumes in Black Sea expected to rise

ISTANBUL  The increasing exploration and drilling efforts for new wells after Turkey's Fatih drillship discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in the Black Sea is about to...

Turkey administers over 29.78M vaccine shots to date

ANKARA Turkey has so far administered over 29.78 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, according to official figures released on Thursday. More...

S-400 issue 'closed' for Turkey, says senior lawmaker

ANKARA  The issue of the Russian S-400 air defense system is a closed chapter for Turkey, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. Turkey has already purchased the system and the deal...

Turkey opens new mosque in popular Istanbul square

ISTANBUL Turkey's president on Friday inaugurated a new mosque in Istanbul's popular Taksim Square. "Our mosque has already taken its distinguished place among the symbols of Istanbul," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Turkey's emergency state body concludes 91% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey's presidential commission on the state of emergency concluded 91% of applications concerning measures taken in the aftermath of the July 2016 coup bid, according to its latest announcement...

Turkey to launch huge TV-radio tower in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkey is set to open a brand new radio spire on one of the highest hills towering over the metropolis Istanbul on Saturday. The Camlica TV Radio Tower replaced most...

Turkish Central Bank's reserves rise to $88B in April

ANKARA The Turkish Central Bank’s reserves amounted to $88 billion at the end of April, the bank announced on Friday. Total reserve assets increased 1.5% from the previous month, according to...

Turkish Treasury borrows $1B through auctions

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed around 8.36 billion Turkish liras ($1 billion) from domestic markets, according to an official statement on Monday. The Treasury and Finance Ministry announced that 3.35 billion...

'Digital currency, law needed for Turkey's IT growth'

ANKARA Developing its own digital currency with national capabilities is critical for the development of Turkey’s digital economy, the head of the Informatics Association of Turkey (TBD) said Monday. Rahmi Aktepe...

Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full lockdown in the coming hours. A...

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‘Turkey, Ukraine can conduct many joint space projects’

KIEV, Ukraine  Ukraine can carry out many joint projects with Turkey in the field of space as in the defense industry, the head of the...

Colombia's coronavirus-related deaths surpass 100,000

BOGOTA, Colombia  The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Colombia has exceeded 100,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported late Monday.  As many as 648 people lost their...

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles southwestern Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla, the country's disaster agency said early Tuesday.  The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the...

Turkey rescues 51 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkey on Monday rescued 51 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were illegally pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey...