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Turkey nabs nearly 1,800 irregular migrants last week

ANKARA A total of 1,797 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources. As many as 1,233 migrants were...

Turkey’s manufacturing capacity use stands at 75.5%

ANKARA Turkish manufacturing industry used 75.5% of its capacity in January, the country's Central Bank revealed Monday. The capacity utilization rate (CUR) of the sector fell 1.5 percentage points from last...

Sectoral confidence starts year on high note

ANKARA  Confidence in Turkey's key sectors of services, construction, retail trade advanced on a monthly basis in January, the country's statistical authority announced Monday. The construction sector confidence index posted the...

Turkish stocks start week looking down

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index fell 1.17%, or 1,430.05 points, to start the week at 120,711.70 points on Monday. On Friday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 0.33% to...

Death toll from earthquake in Turkey rises to 39

ANKARA The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 39, the country's disaster relief agency said Monday. The 6.8-magnitude quake shook the eastern Elazig province late on Friday. Tremors...

Rescue ops continue after quake in eastern Turkey

IZMIR Search and rescue operations continued Sunday in eastern Turkey after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the region late last week, killing 35 people and injuring many others. Burial ceremonies were...

Turkish quake victims call Syrian rescuer 'hero'

ELAZIG, Turkey They say not all heroes wear capes. Durdane and her husband Zulkuf Aydin owe their lives to a young Syrian man who rescued them after a powerful earthquake...

Turkey: Mother, baby rescued 24 hours after quake

ELAZIG, Turkey A mother and her 2.5-year-old daughter were rescued 24 hours after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey. The 6.8-magnitude quake shook Turkey's Elazig province late Friday. Tremors were also...

Death toll from Turkey’s earthquake rises to 35

ANKARA The death toll from Friday's powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey rose to 35, the country’s vice president said on Sunday. Fuat Oktay was speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara. So...

Industrial flour products can generate $1B for Turkey

ISTANBUL Turkey's main flour exports reached its limits in 2019 and income from exports in this sector can be doubled by selling industrial flour products, such as biscuits and frozen...

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Somali woman promotes peace through art

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Turkey to build shelter areas in quake-hit Elazig

ANKARA Turkey is set to build temporary shelters to host 1,000 families affected by a deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's interior minister said...

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