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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake reported in eastern Turkey

MALATYA, Turkey A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was recorded in Turkey’s eastern Malatya province on Friday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The tremor occurred at a depth of 6.94 kilometers...

Turkey: Vehicle registrations up by over 68% in October

ANKARA Motor vehicle registrations in Turkey increased 68.1% year-on-year in October to reach 114,426, according to official data released on Friday. The figure was also 8.2% higher than September, according to...

Turkish Central Bank revises reserve requirements

ISTANBUL The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) on Friday revised its regulations on reserve requirements to improve the effectiveness of the monetary transmission mechanism in the country. In...

Turkey: Central Bank reserves at $84.5B in October

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank’s official reserve assets grew 6.1% month-on-month to reach $84.5 billion in October, according to data released on Friday. Foreign currency reserves – in convertible foreign currencies...

Turkey: Economic confidence falls in November

ISTANBUL Turkey’s economic confidence index posted a monthly decline in November, according to official data released on Friday. The index decreased by 3.5% to reach 89.5 in November, down from 92.8...

We must fight digital fascism: President Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's president on Thursday warned of the dangers of "digital fascism," speaking at an annual international summit on women and justice hosted by a women's advocacy group based in...

COVID-19: Volunteer gets 2nd dose of Turkish vaccine

ANKARA The second dose of a potential Turkey-made COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a volunteer on Thursday. "The administration of the second dose of the indigenous vaccine candidate began today. We...

Turkey reports 29K+ new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA Turkey registered 29,132 more coronavirus infections, including 6,876 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released Thursday. The new symptomatic cases raised the overall...

Turk Eximbank, ICBC Turkey ink $237.9M loan agreement

ISTANBUL  Turk Eximbank signed a two-year loan agreement with ICBC Turkey, a Chinese private lender, securing €200 million euro ($237.9 million) to support export financing. In a statement, Ali Guney, Turk...

Survey expects 5% growth in Turkish economy in Q3

ISTANBUL Turkey’s economy is projected to have expanded by 5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, an Anadolu Agency survey found Thursday. The country's statistical authority TurkStat will release gross...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...