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George Floyd protests grow across European capitals

ANKARA Thousands took to the streets across major European cities this week, including London, Amsterdam and Stockholm, calling for an end to police brutality and...

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    Turkey's exports hit $10B in May

    ANKARA  Turkey's exports hit $10 billion in May, down 40.9% from the same month last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the preliminary Trade...

    Turkey’s exports total $9B in April

    ISTANBUL  Turkey's exports dropped by 41.4% year-on-year in April to reach $8.99 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The country's imports also fell by...

    'Sovereign funds to take bigger role after pandemic'

    ANKARA Sovereign wealth funds will play a greater role in backing countries' private sectors during crises like the one caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic,...

    Turkish Central Bank lowers interest rates by 50bps

    ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday lowered its one-week repo rate by 50 base points, in line with market expectation. A statement from the bank's...

    Turk Eximbank secures $678M syndication loan amid virus

    ANKARA  Turk Eximbank has received a syndication loan worth $678 million amid coronavirus' economic fallout, said Turkey’s trade minister on Friday. "The syndicated loan is a...

    Turkish Treasury borrows $2.92B from domestic markets

    ISTANBUL The Turkish Treasury borrowed 20.45 billion Turkish liras ($2.92 billion) from domestic markets through auctions and lease certificate issuances on Tuesday. In the first auction,...

    Turkey, Libya to further cooperate in Eastern Med

    ANKARA  Turkey and Libya plan to advance cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, including search and drilling activities, to further benefit from natural resources, said the...

    Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.39% at close

    ISTANBUL Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the day at 109,536.92 points on Thursday, up 0.39% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the...

    US mayor: Police should not hunt black community

    ANKARA The first black and female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri said US police should ensure minority minority residents do not feel “hunted" following the high-profile...

    Saudi Arabia reports 32 more deaths from coronavirus

    RIYADH / ABU DHABI / BEIRUT Saudi Arabia on Thursday registered 32 deaths from the new coronavirus, while it claimed three lives in the United...

    Azerbaijan to tighten virus restrictions over weekend

    ANKARA Azerbaijan will tighten coronavirus-related restrictions in some cities over the weekend to stem the spread of the novel virus. The decision was taken following a...

    Sports

    Galatasaray defender Marcao suffers knee injury

    ANKARA Galatasaray are in dismayed over the knee injury of Brazilian defender Marcao Teixeira. The Turkish football heavyweight said on its website on Thursday that the...

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