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Turkey: Opposition HDP lawmaker gets prison sentence

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a lawmaker from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to over six years in prison for being a member of an armed...

'Turkish tourism sector may shrink 70% due to pandemic'

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey’s tourism sector will likely shrink 70% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s culture and tourism minister said on Thursday. “It looks like we will end...

Turkish Central Bank raises swap auction limit

ISTANBUL The Turkish Central Bank on Thursday increased its lira swap sale limits from 50% to 60%. The bank raised the swap auctions limit in the Turkish Lira Swap Market for...

Turkey registers 28,351 coronavirus cases

Turkey registered 28,351 more coronavirus infections, including 6,814 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday. The total number of symptomatic cases in...

Turkey reports over 6,700 more COVID-19 patients

ANKARA Turkey registered 6,713 more coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released Monday. The new patients raised the overall count to 453,535. As many as 3,254...

Turkey: Consumer confidence down in November

ISTANBUL Consumer confidence in the Turkish economy posted a decline in November, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The consumer confidence index stood at 80.1 this month, down by 2.2%...

Turkey reports 3,223 more coronavirus patients

ANKARA  Turkey has registered 3,223 more COVID-19 patients over the past 24 hours, according to figures by the Health Ministry on Sunday.  The country's overall COVID-19 count now stands at 414,278...

Erdogan calls on nation to comply with virus measures

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday called on his nation to comply with measures taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic. "I expect our nation to carefully comply with the measures...

Turkey marks 1944 deportation of Ahiska Turks

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday remembered the 76th anniversary of the deportation of Ahiska Turks during the Soviet era. On Nov. 14, 1944, approximately 100,000 Ahiska Turks, also known as Meskhetian Turks,...

Turk Eximbank secures $561M syndication loan amid virus

ANKARA Turk Eximbank received a syndication loan worth $561 million with a one-year maturity amid the coronavirus economic fallout, Turkey’s trade minister said Friday. Under the coordination of Mizuho Financial Group,...

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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...