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Over 100 kg of marijuana seized in southeastern Turkey

BINGOL, Turkey  Security forces in southeastern Turkey seized 102 kilograms (224 pounds) of marijuana, along with ammunition and personal possessions belonging to PKK terrorists, local officials said on Thursday. According to...

Turkey: Some 30,000 returnees from abroad in quarantine

ANKARA Some 30,000 Turkish citizens are in quarantine after returning from abroad as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. A total...

Turkey welcomes 4.24M foreign visitors in Q1

ISTANBUL  Turkey welcomed 4.24 million foreign visitors in the first quarter of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Thursday. The number of foreigners visiting the country dropped by...

Turkish Central Bank cuts inflation forecast for 2020

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday revised its year-end inflation forecast to 7.4% for 2020, down from 8.2%. The 0.8 percentage point fall was driven by the downward revision in...

Turkey: Vehicle registrations up 38% in Jan-March

ANKARA The number of motor vehicle registered in Turkey increased 38% year-on-year in January-March period, with 219,747 registrations, the country's statistics authority announced on Thursday.  Turkstat said the number of withdrawn...

Turkish exports down 4% to $42.7B in Jan-March

ANKARA  Turkish exports decreased 4% year-on-year in January-March period to $42.7 billion while imports increased by 10.3% to stand at $55.6 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Thursday. TurkStat said...

Turkey: Over 33,000 people going home after quarantine

ANKARA More than 33,000 patients in Turkey have been released after spending two weeks in quarantine at student dormitories, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said Tuesday. The agency said...

Turkey postpones farmers' loans for 6 months amid virus

ISTANBUL Turkey provided interest-free six-month postponement for farmers' loans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the treasury and finance minister announced on Tuesday. "Thus, we offer our farmers the opportunity to postpone approximately...

Turkey starting to emerge from COVID-19 crisis: Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Monday.  "Turkey is...

Turkey sees highest single-day recovery number

Turkey on Monday saw the highest number of discharged patients in a single day, the country's health minister said. A total of 4,651 patients were discharged from medical care after...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 2021

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. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...