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Turkey's external assets at $225.8B in April

ANKARA  Turkey's external assets hit $225.8 billion at the end of April, down 10.9% from the end of 2019, the Turkish Central Bank announced on Friday. The country’s liabilities against non-residents...

Turkey's steel exports slip in January-May

ANKARA Turkey's steel exports narrowed 17.8% on an annual basis in January-May amid the coronavirus pandemic, a trade association announced on Thursday.  The recovery begin in Turkish steel exports in June...

Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May

ANKARA The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday. Turkey's budget revenue reached...

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: Agricultural, animal production hub beyond region

ISTANBUL Turkey is an agricultural and animal production hub in the region and even for countries beyond, with its high production capacity and food security standards, according to university agriculturalist...

Turkey eyes sustainable, balanced trade with China

ANKARA Turkey on Friday said that it seeks to make its trade with China more sustainable and balanced by enabling high value-added exports. Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said she had discussed...

Turkish economy sees total turnover down 20.9% in April

ANKARA The Turkish economy's total turnover saw an annual decrease of 20.9% in April, the nation's statistical institute reported on Friday. The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said turnover in industry slipped...

Turkey's industrial output down 31.4% y-o-y in April

ISTANBUL  Turkey's industrial production saw a decline of 31.4% year-on-year in April 2020, the country's statistical authority said on Friday. Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) revealed that all three main sub-indices --...

Turkey: COVID-19 narrows retail sales volume in April

ANKARA Turkey's retail sales volume shrank 19.3% on an annual basis in April due to coronavirus crisis, the country's statistical authority said on Friday. Food, drinks and tobacco sales in April...

Turkey's current account posts $5.06B gap in April

ANKARA Turkey's current account balance posted a $5.06 billion gap in April, widening from a $469 million deficit in the same month last year, the Turkish Central Bank announced on...

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Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

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Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

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