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Turkey: Nearly 72% of coronavirus patients recovered

ANKARA  The COVID-19 recovery rate in Turkey has reached 71.8%, the country's health minister announced on Thursday.  "The tally of coronavirus tests tops 1.5 million. Intensive care and intubated patient numbers...

Nearly $300M raised for Turkey’s COVID-19 fight

ANKARA More than 2 billion Turkish liras have been collected so far under Turkey’s National Solidarity Campaign to aid the fight against COVID-19, a government official said on Saturday. Around 2.03...

Recoveries from COVID-19 near 150,000 in Turkey

ANKARA  Turkey on Friday confirmed 1,242 daily recoveries from the novel coronavirus as the country continues easing measures against the pandemic, according to the health minister. The total number of people...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at Friday opening

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index decreased by 0.07%, or 73.54 points, to start the last transaction day of the week at 100,272.11 points. On Thursday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose...

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul starts Thursday looking down

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index started Thursday at 104,306.92 points with a daily drop of 0.50%, or 521.26 points. On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up by 0.82% to...

Turkey’s manufacturing PMI constant in December

ANKARA Turkey’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector remained unchanged at 49.5 in December compared to the previous month, a joint business survey revealed on Thursday. The Istanbul Chamber...

Turkish exports stand at $9B in April

ANKARA Turkey's foreign trade volume diminished 34.31% year-on-year to $21.9 billion in April, according to a preliminary Trade Ministry data released Monday. The country's exports volume was negatively impacted by coronavirus...

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...

Turkey issues travel warning for Iraq amid protests

ANKARA Turkey issued a travel warning Friday for Turks in Iraq as that country experience anti-government demonstrations. "Due to demonstrations ongoing in various provinces of Iraq including the capital Baghdad since...

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...

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Turkey, EU share ‘strategic interests, goals’

ANKARA Turkey shares many of the European Union's strategic interests and goals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "As a candidate for EU membership, Turkey shares many...

'50,000 S. Africans could die of COVID-19 this year'

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's president has advised the public to follow COVID-19 measures seriously as scientists predict the virus could kill up to 50,000 people in...

Iran says no ‘operational restrictions’ on nuke program

TEHRAN Iran does not face any “operational restrictions” on its nuclear program, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a...

Turkish charity sends 37 truckloads of aid to N.Syria

HATAY, Turkey A Turkish charity sent 37 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, during the last week, an official said on Monday. Selim Tosun,...

Russia: Daily virus cases above 6,000 for 3rd week

MOSCOW Daily cases of coronavirus infection in Russia has remained above 6,000 for the third week in a row, an official report revealed on Monday. Another...

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