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Turkey takes further steps to ease virus restrictions

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday further eased coronavirus restrictions as it made advances in its fight against the pandemic. As of June 1, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following a...

Turkish Central Bank int'l reserves at $86.3B in April

ANKARA  The official reserves of the Turkish Central Bank reached $86.3 billion as of the end of April, the bank announced Thursday. The April figure showed that total reserve assets slipped...

Turkey: Economic confidence jumps in May

ANKARA  Turkey's economic confidence index improved sharply to 61.7 in May, the country's statistical authority said on Thursday. The May figure jumped 20.4% from 51.3 last month, amid Turkey’s normalization from...

eTurkey: Train travel restarts amid normalization

ANKARA  Turkey on Thursday restarted high-speed train service as part of its normalization with the novel coronavirus on the wane. At a ceremony in the capital Ankara, Transport and Infrastructure Minister...

'Turkey seeking to end 2020 with growth'

ANKARA Turkey is seeking to end 2020 with a positive economic growth rate despite negative forecasts due to the coronavirus crisis, the country’s treasury and finance minister said Wednesday.  Turkey will...

Menderes era brings agricultural revolution in Turkey

ANKARA With the steps taken during the time of Turkey's first democratically elected Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, the country saw a revolution in the agriculture sector in terms of the...

Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries in Syria

ANKARA A Turkish soldier, who was injured in a roadside explosion in Syria’s northwestern Idlib, succumbed to his injuries, the National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said in a...

Turkey inaugurates Democracy and Liberties Island

ANKARA The Turkish president on Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of the country’s first-ever military coup with the inauguration of the Democracy and Liberties Island. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said 60 years...

Turkey backs firms in their digital transformation

ANKARA Turkey will back and support firms financially in their move toward digital transformation, thus preparing the economy for further digitalization amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey’s trade minister said on...

Turkish official urges ‘global thinking’ amid reopening

'After the coronavirus, the new normal will be different from what was the normal before,' says Ibrahim Kalin WASHINGTON  The reopening of countries amid the coronavirus pandemic should take place in...

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Washington: Hundreds protest George Floyd death

WASHINGTON Hundreds of demonstrators rallied here Friday hours after the arrest of a white police officer involved in the death of a black man in...

Weekend curfew in Turkey begins in 15 provinces

ANKARA A two-day curfew in 15 provinces in Turkey begun at midnight Friday as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.  The curfew will...

Football: Galatasaray to being selling face masks

ANKARA Galatasaray is set to sell breathable face masks in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Turkish football powerhouse said late Friday.  "Masks will be...

Football: Red Star win Serbian league title

BELGRADE, Serbia  Red Star Belgrade football club won a record 31st league title Friday in Serbia , beating Rad 5-0.  The victory sealed a third successive...

Turkey: Conquest Feast organized at Hagia Sophia

ISTANBUL The conquest of Istanbul was celebrated Friday, 567 years after Fatih Sultan Mehmet gained victory in Istanbul, with a special program in Hagia Sophia.   The...

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