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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: Over 1.5 tons of illegal fuel seized

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Turkish police seized over 1.5 tons of illegal fuel in Istanbul and the country's northwest on Thursday, security sources said. Some 1.53 million liters of biodiesel fuel, the largest-ever...

Central Bank lowers Turkey year-end inflation forecast

ANKARA Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday cut the year-end inflation projection for 2019. The bank said it expected Turkey's year-end inflation rate to hit 12% for 2019, down from 13.9% in...

Turkish defense head inspects troops along Syria border

SANLIURFA, Turkey Turkey's defense minister, military chief, and top army commander on Thursday inspected troops near the border in northern Syria, the site of Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. “Nothing is...

Turkey: Tourism income jumps 22% to $14B in Q3

ISTANBUL Turkey’s tourism income jumped by nearly a quarter this July-September to $14.03 billion, the country's statistical authority said on Thursday. The country's tourism revenue soared 22% in the third quarter,...

Turkey's foreign trade gap at $2.1B in September

ANKARA Turkey's foreign trade deficit stood at $2.1 billion in September, said the country's statistical authority on Thursday. TurkStat data indicated a 6.6% year-on-year rise in last month's figure. Turkish exports rose...

Turkey: 19 FETO terror suspects arrested

IZMIR, Turkey Turkish police on Thursday arrested 19 suspects for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources...

Over 1,800 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish security forces Wednesday held a total of 1,821 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the country’s northwestern Edirne province. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme...

Turkey: AK Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigns

ANKARA The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu resigned from the party on Wednesday. "In line with the demand of the president, I resign from AK Party," Yeneroglu,...

Turkey: Banking sector net profit at $6.4B in Jan-Sept

ANKARA The net profit of Turkey's banking sector totaled 36.2 billion Turkish liras ($6.4 billion) in January-September, the country's banking watchdog said Wednesday. The figure was down 12.5% on an annual...

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Russian president expresses readiness to help overcoming global food crisis

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Turkiye can be model for 'green industrialization,' says expert at UN panel

ISTANBUL Turkiye can serve as a model for other developing nations in "green industrialization," while itself focusing on efficiency and cooperation with other countries, experts...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Sweden, Finland’s NATO bids

ANKARA The Turkish and French presidents on Thursday discussed Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO, Turkiye’s Communication Directorate said. Sweden and Finland's contacts with...