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Turkish exports hit $180.46B in 2019

ANKARA Turkey’s exports amounted to $180.46 billion, up 2.04%, compared to last year, the country’s trade minister said on Friday. Ruhsar Pekcan said that, despite all the hurdles in 2019, Turkey...

Turkey: Annual inflation rate at 11.84% in December

ANKARA Turkey posted an 11.84% annual hike in consumer prices in December, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Friday. The annual inflation rose 1.28 percentage points last month, up from...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down on Friday opening

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index was down 0.68%, or 789.29 points at 115,142.77 points on Friday. On Thursday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 1.32% to 115,932.05 points with...

2 Turkish soldiers martyred in Operation Claw in N.Iraq

ANKARA Two Turkish soldiers were martyred in northern Iraq in clashes with PKK terrorists as part of Operation Claw, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said Thursday. "Drowned in sadness, we wish Allah's mercy...

Turkey's Antalya breaks tourism record in 2019

ANTALYA  Record-breaking foreign tourists flocked to the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya in 2019, its governor said Thursday. The figure surpassed 15 million for the year, Munir Karaloglu said. He said tourism...

Turkish stocks hit highest in 21-months at close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day up 1.32% to close at 115,932.05 points on Thursday. Starting the first trading day of the New Year with a rise of 0.42%...

More than 647 kg of marijuana seized in SE Turkey

DIYARBAKIR/BINGOL, Turkey Turkish security forces seized 647 kilograms (1,426 pounds) of marijuana during nationwide operations, authorities said. The gendarmes in southeastern Diyarbakir province seized 515 kg (1,135 lbs) of marijuana, according...

238,000+ irregular migrants rescued at sea in 5 years

IZMIR Turkish coast guard units in the last five years held 238,158 irregular migrants trying to cross to Europe through the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas. These migrants set out on...

'200,000 Syrians heading to Turkish border’: Erdogan

ANKARA More than 200,000 Syrian refugees are moving toward the borders of Turkey which already hosts millions of refugees, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday. "200,000 to 250,000 refugees are...

Turkish police arrest 8 Daesh/ISIS terror suspects

SIIRT, Turkey Turkish police arrested eight suspects linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, security sources said on Thursday. The arrests in the southeastern Siirt province came after warrants were issued for...

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Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 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.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Indonesia

ANKARA  A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Indonesia's Central Java province early Tuesday, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).  BMKG said the quake...

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