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S-400 issue 'closed' for Turkey, says senior lawmaker

ANKARA  The issue of the Russian S-400 air defense system is a closed chapter for Turkey, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. Turkey has already purchased the system and the deal...

Turkey opens new mosque in popular Istanbul square

ISTANBUL Turkey's president on Friday inaugurated a new mosque in Istanbul's popular Taksim Square. "Our mosque has already taken its distinguished place among the symbols of Istanbul," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Turkey's emergency state body concludes 91% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey's presidential commission on the state of emergency concluded 91% of applications concerning measures taken in the aftermath of the July 2016 coup bid, according to its latest announcement...

Turkey to launch huge TV-radio tower in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkey is set to open a brand new radio spire on one of the highest hills towering over the metropolis Istanbul on Saturday. The Camlica TV Radio Tower replaced most...

Turkish Central Bank's reserves rise to $88B in April

ANKARA The Turkish Central Bank’s reserves amounted to $88 billion at the end of April, the bank announced on Friday. Total reserve assets increased 1.5% from the previous month, according to...

Turkish Treasury borrows $1B through auctions

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed around 8.36 billion Turkish liras ($1 billion) from domestic markets, according to an official statement on Monday. The Treasury and Finance Ministry announced that 3.35 billion...

'Digital currency, law needed for Turkey's IT growth'

ANKARA Developing its own digital currency with national capabilities is critical for the development of Turkey’s digital economy, the head of the Informatics Association of Turkey (TBD) said Monday. Rahmi Aktepe...

Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full lockdown in the coming hours. A...

Israel bombards ministry buildings in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine Israeli warplanes on Sunday bombarded two buildings in Gaza Strip that had offices of Palestinian labor and social development ministries, the government's media office said. In a statement, media...

Turkey to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

ISTANBUL With COVID-19 case numbers falling thanks to a strict lockdown, Turkey will gradually lift restrictions starting on Monday, according to an official announcement. An Interior Ministry statement early Sunday said...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...