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Turkey sees 14.5% surge in number of foreign visitors

ANKARA The number of international visitors to Turkey surged 14.5% year-on-year to 40.7 million this January-October, said the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry on Friday. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya...

Earthquake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

ANKARA  A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean region on Friday, according to the nation's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast...

Turkey tests its first medium-range missile engine

ESKISEHIR, Turkey Turkey on Friday tested successfully its first medium-range-anti-ship missile engine. The TEI-TJ300 was produced by TUSAS Engine Industries (TEI). The new engine developed by Turkish engineers is an important step...

Turkey: Total coronavirus death toll tops 2,000

ANKARA  Turkey on Sunday confirmed 127 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 2,017. The total number of registered coronavirus cases...

Turkey's COVID-19 cases remain at 'anticipated level'

ANKARA The number of Turkey's COVID-19 cases remains at the "anticipated level," while the number of patients who need respiratory support continues to drop, according to Turkey's top health authority...

Turkish exports hit $180.46B in 2019

ANKARA Turkey’s exports amounted to $180.46 billion, up 2.04%, compared to last year, the country’s trade minister said on Friday. Ruhsar Pekcan said that, despite all the hurdles in 2019, Turkey...

Turkey expects V-shaped economic recovery from virus

ANKARA  Turkey is anticipated to come out of the coronavirus-driven crisis with a V-shaped recovery, and will converge its potential growth, the country's treasury and finance minister said on Tuesday. Addressing...

Turkey sees 434,757 house sales in Jan-May

ISTANBUL  In Turkey, 434,757 residential properties were sold in the first five months of 2020, the country’s statistical authority announced on Monday. Housing sales dropped 2.2% or 9,684 units in the...

Turkey seizes 28,000+ packets of smuggled cigarettes

SANLIURFA, Turkey Turkish security forces on Friday seized more than 28,000 packets of smuggled cigarettes hidden in two trucks in the country's southeast, according to security sources. Provincial gendarmerie forces stopped...

Turkey begins 4-day coronavirus curfew in 31 provinces

ANKARA  Turkey began enforcing a four-day curfew in 31 provinces as of midnight Wednesday to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  The curfew notice, sent in a circular by the...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...