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Global debt hits over $250T in H1: US-based trade group

ISTANBUL The global debt jumped by $7.5 trillion to reach $250.09 trillion year-on-year in the first half of 2019, said a global trade group of financial institutions. Households, non-financial corporates, governments,...

Afghanistan's bread of heaven spreads smiles on earth

KABUL, Afghanistan What's in a bread? For some it signifies sustenance, others call it an equalizer shared at the table by the rich and poor alike. Perhaps to justify...

England, France, Czech Republic qualify for EURO 2020

ANKARA  England, France, Turkey and Czech Republic secured EURO 2020 finals following Thursday's results in the qualifying group matches. UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers' group matches continued with seven matches...

Turkey’s aviation giant to join Asian defense expo

ANKARA Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will participate in Defense and Security Exhibition in Bangkok between Nov. 18-21.  The company aims to strengthen current business cooperation and to develop new business opportunities...

Total turnover in Turkish economy improves in Sept

ANKARA  The total turnover of Turkish economy surged 4.8% year-on-year in September this year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reported Friday. Annual rises in turnover indices of trade and construction offset...

Russia to react 'quickly' to Turkey's concerns in Syria

MOSCOW  Russia is ready to "quickly" react over Turkey's concerns in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Speaking to reporters in Brazil following the BRICS Summit on Thursday, Putin...

224 SNA martyred fighting YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria

RAS AL-AYN, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey  At least 224 soldiers of Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) have been martyred in attacks by YPG/PKK terrorists since Ankara launched an anti-terror...

South African Airways cancels flights amid strike

JOHANNESBURG Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at airports across South Africa on Friday after national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) cancelled its flights due to a strike...

Turkey’s budget posts $17.8B deficit in 10 months

ISTANBULTurkey’s central government budget balance saw a deficit of 100.7 billion Turkish liras ($17.8 billion) in the first 10 months of 2019, official figures showed on Friday. Turkey's budget...

Independence remains an elusive dream for Palestinians

ANKARA  Even as 139 countries in the world have already recognized Palestine as a state, it continues under the occupation and siege of Israel. More than three decades have...

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Bangsamoro: Community transmission worsens pandemic

ANKARA  The top official of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in the southern Philippines said cases of the novel coronavirus had substantially risen after "local community...

No return to 'good old days' for German-US ties

BERLIN When it comes to German-American relations, things could hardly get much worse, as they reached a new post-World War II low in the wake...

Nigeria registers 423 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria has confirmed 423 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 47,290. In its daily update,...

Turkey arrests 3 suspects for FETO terror links

ADANA, Turkey Turkish forces arrested three more people for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security...

Lillard scores 61, leads Blazers victory over Mavericks

ANKARA Damian Lillard tied a career-high 61 points in the Portland Trail Blazers 134-131 win against the Dallas Mavericks late Tuesday. Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony produced...