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Turkey to launch huge TV-radio tower in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkey is set to open a brand new radio spire on one of the highest hills towering over the metropolis Istanbul on Saturday. The Camlica TV Radio Tower replaced most...

Turkish Central Bank's reserves rise to $88B in April

ANKARA The Turkish Central Bank’s reserves amounted to $88 billion at the end of April, the bank announced on Friday. Total reserve assets increased 1.5% from the previous month, according to...

Turkish Treasury borrows $1B through auctions

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed around 8.36 billion Turkish liras ($1 billion) from domestic markets, according to an official statement on Monday. The Treasury and Finance Ministry announced that 3.35 billion...

'Digital currency, law needed for Turkey's IT growth'

ANKARA Developing its own digital currency with national capabilities is critical for the development of Turkey’s digital economy, the head of the Informatics Association of Turkey (TBD) said Monday. Rahmi Aktepe...

Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full lockdown in the coming hours. A...

Israel bombards ministry buildings in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Israeli warplanes on Sunday bombarded two buildings in Gaza Strip that had offices of Palestinian labor and social development ministries, the government's media office said. In a statement, media...

Turkey to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

ISTANBUL With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a sweat, on May 1 Labor...

Turkey to receive 1st set of Sputnik V in May

ANKARA Turkey expects to receive the first shipment of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine during May, said the country's health minister on Friday. "So far, Turkey administered nearly 23 million...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...