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Turkey: June unemployment at 13.4%

ANKARA  Unemployment in Turkey rose to 13.4% this June, up 0.4 percentage points from the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Thursday. The number of unemployed...

Turkey: Record hazelnut exports rise 27.5%

ISTANBUL Turkey's hazelnut exports rose 27.5% to reach 343,561 tons from September 2019 to August 2020 year-on-year – a new record – a regional trade union announced Wednesday. The Black Sea...

Turkey: Auto sales more than doubled in August

ANKARA Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Turkey were up 134.5% year-on-year in August, according to data released by an industry group on Wednesday. A total of...

Turkey's exports hit $12.5B in August

ANKARA Turkey's exports reached $12.5 billion in August, decreasing 5.7% from the same month last year, the Trade Ministry announced Wednesday. Turkish imports boosted 20.6% to $18.8 billion in the same...

Turkey: Crude steel production rises in July

ANKARA  Turkey's crude steel production rose 7.5% year-on-year to 3.1 million tons in July, a trade association said on Tuesday. The country's steel product exports posted a decline of 1.6% to...

Turkey: Central Bank reserves hit $90.3B in July

ANKARA Official reserve assets of the Turkish Central Bank reached $90.3 billion as of end-July, rising 4.5% month-on-month, according to data from the bank on Friday. Foreign currency reserves -- in...

Turkish Treasury borrows $818M through auctions

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury on Monday borrowed nearly 6 billion Turkish liras ($818 million) from domestic markets. Some 3.7 billion Turkish liras ($498 million) in four-year fixed coupon bonds (semiannually, re-open,...

Turkey’s gas imports from Russia and Iran fall sharply

ISTANBUL Turkey’s natural gas imports from Iran and Russia declined by 44.8% and 41.5%, respectively in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2019, according...

Turkey's oil imports down 11.6% in June 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's total oil imports dropped by 11.6% to 2.78 million tonnes in June this year compared to the same month last year, according to data of Turkey's energy watchdog...

Turkey welcomes 5.4M tourists in 7 months

ISTANBUL Turkey hosted 5.4 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Monday.  The figures decreased by 78% year-on-year in the...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...