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Turkish drones unveil PKK propaganda in N.Iraq

ANKARA  Turkish drones captured images of PKK terrorists setting fire to forestland in northern Iraq, said security sources on Sunday. The terror group uses various tools to wrongfully accuse Turkish forces...

Turkey: 5 die, 25 injured in bus accident

ISTANBUL  At least five people died and 25 others got injured in a bus accident in Istanbul on Sunday.  A passenger bus crashed into a wall of an overpass at the...

Turkey confirms 1,172 new cases of COVID-19

ANKARA  Turkey on Saturday confirmed 1,172 additional cases of COVID-19, raising the tally to 239,622, according to the country's health minister. "Pneumonia rates are down across Turkey. We have reached ...

Turkey: Normalizing, Central Bank to withdraw liquidity

ISTANBUL As Turkish institutions move to reduce market volatility, the country's Central Bank will gradually withdraw the liquidity delivered to the market during the pandemic. Central Bank governor Murat Uysal, Banking...

Turkey seizes 28,000+ packets of smuggled cigarettes

SANLIURFA, Turkey Turkish security forces on Friday seized more than 28,000 packets of smuggled cigarettes hidden in two trucks in the country's southeast, according to security sources. Provincial gendarmerie forces stopped...

Turkey conducts virus checks on over 500 vessels

IZMIR, Turkey The Turkish Coast Guard has inspected 537 vessels in the Aegean Sea as part of the country's precautions against the novel coronavirus, according to security sources. Teams started the...

Turkish Central Bank halves open market liquidity limits

ANKARA Liquidity limits offered to primary dealers as part of open market operations will be cut to half of their current limits, the Turkish Central Bank announced Friday.  The new limits...

Turkey lifts TRY transaction limits on foreign lenders

ANKARA Turkey's banking watchdog on Thursday eased limits on Turkish lira transactions with foreign lenders. In a written statement, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) said foreign banks' financing transactions...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

MALATYA A magnitude 5.2 earthquake trembled Turkey's eastern province of Malatya on Tuesday, according to the country's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck the...

Turkey sees highest monthly exports figure in July

ANKARA Turkey saw the highest monthly exports figure of this year with $15 billion in July, the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday. The figure rose 11.5% month-on-month, hitting the second...

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Northern Cyprus fully compatible with Turkey in E. Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) acts in accordance with Turkey in defending its rights in the Eastern...

F1 driver Sergio Perez tests negative for coronavirus

ANKARA Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday. "CONFIRMED: We're pleased to share the news that @SChecoPerez has tested negative...

At least 3 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's southeast

ANKARA At least three terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, authorities announced Thursday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement...

China renews tariff on optical fiber imports from India

Beijing levies tariffs in between 7.4% and 30.6% on Indian imports for another 5 years

Robot sales to reach 1M units in 2020

ISTANBUL Robot sales are expected to boom in 2020, estimated to reach 1 million units, the director of the global audit and consulting firm Deloitte's...