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Turkey's COVID-19 recoveries exceed 170,000 mark

ANKARA  Turkey announced on Sunday 1,413 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to over 170,000, according to the country’s health minister. A total...

Turkey gives travel permit to tea producers amid virus

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced that tea producers will be allowed to travel to the cities their fields are located in with a special permit as partial restrictions continue in...

Turkey to welcome foreign travelers with 'safe tourism'

ISTANBUL Domestic tourism in Turkey has begun as it returns to "new normal," and the country is revving up efforts to gradually reopen to international travelers. In this regard, hotels have...

Turkish banking sector ends year better than expected

ANKARA The Turkish banking sector will end 2019 better than expected, with a recovery in macroeconomic indicators such as growth, inflation, and unemployment, said the heads of both state and...

Turkey: 2,782 Daesh/ISIS terrorists arrested this year

ANKARA  A total of 289 terrorists were neutralized and 2,782 others arrested in Turkey’s anti-terror operations against the Daesh/ISIS terror group at home since the beginning of 2019. Turkey launched a...

Turkey to unveil 1st homegrown car prototype next week

KUALA LUMPUR/ANKARA Turkey will unveil the prototype of its first indigenous car on Dec. 27, the nation’s president said on Friday.  Erdogan’s remarks came in Malaysia where he attended Kuala Lumpur...

FETO’s so-called 'Mexico imam' remanded on terror charges

ANKARA The so-called “Mexico imam” of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) was remanded in Turkey on Friday after he was arrested by Turkey’s intelligence body in an overseas operation, according to...

Turkey sent virus aid to 138 countries: President

ANKARA Turkey to date has sent medical aid to 138 countries to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Turkey’s president on Saturday. "We have sent medical equipment and supplies to...

Turkish Treasury borrows $1.67B through auctions

ISTANBUL The Turkish Treasury borrowed 9.68 billion Turkish liras ($1.67 billion) from domestic markets through three auctions on Tuesday. Some 5.12 billion Turkish liras ($886.3 million) in 11-month zero coupon Treasury...

Turkish Central Bank cuts inflation forecast for 2020

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday revised its year-end inflation forecast to 7.4% for 2020, down from 8.2%. The 0.8 percentage point fall was driven by the downward revision in...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 9, 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. -...

US supports Lebanese’s right to peaceful protests

BEIRUT - The US Embassy in Beirut said Saturday it supports the right to peaceful protest by Lebanese demonstrators and "encourages all involved to...

Turkish soldier martyred in Northern Iraq operation

ANKARA - A Turkish soldier was martyred in a clash with terrorists in a cross-border anti-terror operation Saturday in northern Iraq, according to the...

COVID-19 deaths pass 10,000 in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Deaths from the coronavirus passed the 10,000 mark Saturday in South Africa after registering 301 new COVID-19 fatalities, according to nation’s health...

St. Tropez, Paris, mandates masks as infections rise

PARIS - The popular French tourist destination of St. Tropez made masks mandatory on streets Saturday. With the summer season in full swing, it brings...