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Turkey holds 120 km on N.Syria border east of Euphrates

ANKARA  Turkey controls an area in northern Syria the length of 120 kilometers (74.56 miles) east of the Euphrates River along the border between the two countries, the Turkish vice...

Turkey attaches great importance to smart cities

ISTANBUL  Turkey attaches great importance to smart cities, which offer high-quality air, zero-waste, fast communication and transportation, the industry and technology minister said on Friday. "In addition to sustainable development goals,...

Turkey arrests 9 Daesh-linked terror suspects

ADANA, Turkey At least nine people, including a foreigner, were arrested Friday in southern Adana province for their suspected links to Daesh terrorist organization, also known as ISIS, a police...

Turkey's emergency state body concludes 73% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential commission examining emergency state process said on Friday 73% applications concerning measures taken after a defeated coup attempt in July 2016 have been concluded. Turkey's Inquiry Commission on...

Turkey: Central Bank reserves in Sept. total $101.1B

ANKARA The official reserves of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) totaled $101.1 billion in September. The CBRT data showed on Friday that total reserve assets in September...

Turkish economy back to normalization after US, Russia deal

ANKARA For a long time, Turkey has been exposed to problems due to an eight-year civil war in Syria and fighting terrorism, putting additional pressures on its economy. But for...

Turkey: 39 FETO suspects arrested in capital Ankara

ANKARA Turkish police officers issued arrest warrants for 53 suspects on Friday and arrested 39 of them for their suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the...

Turkey: Manufacturing capacity utilization up in October

ANKARA  Turkey's manufacturing industry capacity utilization rate (CUR) marginally improved on a monthly basis in October, the Central Bank said Friday. Local units operating in manufacturing industry used 76.4% capacity this...

Turkey: Sectoral confidence up in October

ANKARA  Sectoral confidence in Turkey rose for services, retail trade, and construction in October compared to last month, the country's statistical authority reported on Friday. "Seasonally adjusted confidence index which was...

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...

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Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters...

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas target in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against a position of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, according to...

US: Turkish man helps free senior couple trapped in car

WASHINGTON  Mustafa Tosun, a Turkish-American mechanic, was among a few good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of a senior couple whose car had plunged...

US: Barrett's Senate confirmation vote to happen Monday

WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. "We'll be voting...

Azerbaijan shoots down 2 Armenian UAVs

GANJA, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan shot down two Armenian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The drones were taken down in two different...