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UN chief calls for restraint amid George Floyd protests

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on authorities in the US to exercise restraint in responding to protests over the killing of George Floyd, an...

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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,...

    Parade of elephants killed in southern Ethiopia

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Poachers killed eight elephants at Mago National Park in southern Ethiopia last week, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) revealed on Wednesday. Five...

    Qatar rejects Israeli plan to annex West Bank

    DOHA Qatar has reiterated its rejection of any Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, vowing to continue support to the Palestinian...

    Turkey: 77,000 expats successfully finished quarantines

    ANKARA Over 77,000 Turkish citizens who went into precautionary coronavirus isolation after being evacuated from abroad have finished their quarantines in student dormitories, said a...

    Pakistan's daily virus cases top 4,000

    KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's daily coronavirus cases topped 4,000 on Wednesday, the highest single-day rise ever, the Health Ministry said. A total of 4,131 new cases were...

    Davos 2021 to be held under theme of The Great Reset

    ANKARA The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that the 2021 Davos summit in Switzerland will be held under the theme of the Great Reset. The 51st...

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    Karl Toko Ekambi signs permanent contract with Lyon

    ANKARA  The French football club Olympique Lyon took up the option to sign forward Karl Toko Ekambi from Villarreal of Spain on a permanent basis.  The...

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