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Oil recovers after WHO calms Chinese epidemic concerns

ANKARA Crude oil prices saw some gains at trading start on Friday having recovered from losses made during the previous session after the World Trade Organization (WHO) appeased concerns over...

Turkey welcomes 4.24M foreign visitors in Q1

ISTANBUL  Turkey welcomed 4.24 million foreign visitors in the first quarter of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Thursday. The number of foreigners visiting the country dropped by...

Total turnover in Turkish economy improves in Sept

ANKARA  The total turnover of Turkish economy surged 4.8% year-on-year in September this year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reported Friday. Annual rises in turnover indices of trade and construction offset...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at close

ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the day at 103,780.58 points on Thursday, down 1% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 104,306.92 points. As...

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...

Turkey: Treasury posts $1.4B cash deficit in May

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury's cash balance this May posted a deficit of 9.7 billion Turkish liras (about $1.4 billion), the Treasury and Finance Ministry said Friday.  Cash revenues of the Treasury...

Economists expect fall in Turkey's October inflation

ISTANBUL Annual inflation rate in Turkey is projected to drop to 8.41% in October, according to an Anadolu Agency survey on Friday. Turkey's annual inflation rate in September was 9.26%, dropping...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at Monday's open

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.50%, or 522.71 points, to start the week at 105,902.43 points. On Friday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was up 1.54% at 105,379.71 points...

Foreign visits to Turkey climb in January-September

ANKARA Turkey attracted 36.4 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, marking a 14.5% rise, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Thursday. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at weekly close

Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the week at 100,215.95 points on Friday, down 0.13% versus Thursday's close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 100,272.11 points. As of...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...