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Twitter starts labelling Trump tweets with fact check

ANKARA  Social media platform Twitter labeled two tweets from US President Donald Trump "potentially misleading" Tuesday in a controversial first of its kind fact-checking move. ...
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    '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,...

    Turkish Treasury borrows $863M through auctions

    ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed 6.1 billion Turkish liras (nearly $863 million) from domestic markets on Monday, according to an official statement. The Treasury and Finance...

    S&P affirms Turkey's credit rating

    WASHINGTON Standard & Poor's rating agency on Wednesday affirmed Turkey’s long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating at B+ and long-term local currency sovereign credit rating...

    Venezuela thanks Iran for fuel shipment

    BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran over the weekend as the first of five tankers sent by Tehran with fuel neared one of...

    South Africa to reopen places of worship amid virus

    JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s president said late Tuesday that places of worship will reopen starting June 1 under strict restrictions to prevent the further spread of...

    HRW seeks urgent probe into burning of Myanmar village

    Human Rights Watch calls for impartial investigation to determine who is responsible for mass destruction of property ANKARA  Around 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed...

    Bangladeshi police remain group most at risk from virus

    DHAKA, Bangladesh Police in Bangladesh remain the group most exposed to the novel coronavirus as they work in the field maintaining order despite risking infection. The...

    Virus tallies up in Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya

    ALGERIA  Egypt, Algeria, and Iraq confirmed new fatalities from coronavirus Tuesday, while Jordan and Libya reported new infections. Egyptian officials said 14 people died from the...

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    Barcelona begins selling face masks amid coronavirus

    Club offers its own line of protective masks with its logo online ANKARA  Barcelona launched their own line of face masks Tuesday for “protection against the...

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