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Turkish stocks on rise at Thursday's close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday up 0.89% to close at 108,658.98 points.   Starting the day at 108,260.07 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index gained 957.66 points from the midweek...

Turkish parliament removes 'filter item' in omnibus law

ANKARA  Turkish parliament on Thursday removed an item in the omnibus law that would have delayed the installation of filters on thermal power plants.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vetoed...

Turkey: Suspect confesses to killing university student

ORDU, Turkey The suspect in the murder of a university student in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu, confessed the crime, authorities said Wednesday. Identified by the initials, O.A., the suspect...

Turkey: 2 men jailed for murdering university student

ANKARA A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced two men to lengthy prison sentences for raping and killing a university student in Ankara, the nation's capital. The court in Ankara sentenced Cagatay...

Turkey: Over 1,100 arrested in Ankara’s drug operation

ANKARA / KONYA, Turkey At least 1,159 suspects have been arrested in the capital Ankara as part of an anti-drug operation in November, police said on Tuesday. Police also seized 118,850...

Turkey's annual inflation rate at 10.56% in November

ANKARA  Turkey saw a 10.56% annual hike in consumer prices in November, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Tuesday. Last month, the annual inflation rose 2.01 percentage points from 8.55%...

Turkey: Search underway for 2 missing hikers

BURSA, Turkey  Search and rescue operations started Monday for two people who went missing near Turkey’s famous Mt. Uludag peak, according to a local authority. Rescue workers continue the intense search...

Police seize 165 kg of heroin in central Turkey

NEVSEHIR, Turkey Turkish security forces on Monday seized 165 kilograms (363.7 pounds) of heroin in the central Nevsehir province. The anti-drug team of police confiscated the heroin in liquid form in...

'Turkey's growth continues to pick up steam'

ANKARA Leading indicators for the fourth quarter indicate that Turkey’s growth is picking up steam, the country's treasury and finance minister said Monday. "To achieve the 5% growth target, we will...

Turkey: Export-import coverage in 11 months nearly 87%

ANKARA  Turkey's export-import coverage ratio rose to 86.8% this January-November, up from 75.6% in the same period last year, said Turkey's trade minister on Monday. "Our exports in November totaled $16.2...

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