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Turkey: June unemployment at 13.4%

ANKARA  Unemployment in Turkey rose to 13.4% this June, up 0.4 percentage points from the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Thursday. The number of unemployed...

Turkey: Record hazelnut exports rise 27.5%

ISTANBUL Turkey's hazelnut exports rose 27.5% to reach 343,561 tons from September 2019 to August 2020 year-on-year – a new record – a regional trade union announced Wednesday. The Black Sea...

Turkey: Auto sales more than doubled in August

ANKARA Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Turkey were up 134.5% year-on-year in August, according to data released by an industry group on Wednesday. A total of...

Turkey's exports hit $12.5B in August

ANKARA Turkey's exports reached $12.5 billion in August, decreasing 5.7% from the same month last year, the Trade Ministry announced Wednesday. Turkish imports boosted 20.6% to $18.8 billion in the same...

Turkey: Crude steel production rises in July

ANKARA  Turkey's crude steel production rose 7.5% year-on-year to 3.1 million tons in July, a trade association said on Tuesday. The country's steel product exports posted a decline of 1.6% to...

Turkey: Central Bank reserves hit $90.3B in July

ANKARA Official reserve assets of the Turkish Central Bank reached $90.3 billion as of end-July, rising 4.5% month-on-month, according to data from the bank on Friday. Foreign currency reserves -- in...

Turkish Treasury borrows $818M through auctions

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury on Monday borrowed nearly 6 billion Turkish liras ($818 million) from domestic markets. Some 3.7 billion Turkish liras ($498 million) in four-year fixed coupon bonds (semiannually, re-open,...

Turkey’s gas imports from Russia and Iran fall sharply

ISTANBUL Turkey’s natural gas imports from Iran and Russia declined by 44.8% and 41.5%, respectively in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2019, according...

Turkey's oil imports down 11.6% in June 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's total oil imports dropped by 11.6% to 2.78 million tonnes in June this year compared to the same month last year, according to data of Turkey's energy watchdog...

Turkey welcomes 5.4M tourists in 7 months

ISTANBUL Turkey hosted 5.4 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Monday.  The figures decreased by 78% year-on-year in the...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 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...