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Turkey: Annual inflation stands at 11.75% in September

ISTANBUL Turkey posted an annual increase of 11.75% in consumer prices in the last month, the country's statistical authority said on Monday.  In September, annual inflation rate dropped slightly by 0.02...

Turkey reports 1,429 new coronavirus patients

ANKARA Turkey reported 1,429 more patients of the novel coronavirus and 1,182 recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday. The overall patient count now stands...

Turkey starts human trials for homegrown COVID-19 shot

ANKARA Efforts in Turkey to develop an indigenous vaccine against the novel coronavirus have reached the human trials stage, the country's top health official said Saturday. Speaking to President Recep Tayyip...

WHO praises Turkey's efforts to curb COVID-19

ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) praised Turkey's efforts Saturday to curb the novel coronavirus, stressing it tripled daily number of tests since August.  "The WHO Regional Office for Europe finds...

Slain journalist Khashoggi commemorated in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday was remembered in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where he was murdered, on the second anniversary of his killing. A commemoration ceremony...

Turkey: Number of recovered COVID-19 patients rises

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 1,442 new coronavirus patients and 1,506 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Overall infections now stand at 321,512, including 282,657 recoveries. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on...

Turkey's annual inflation to rise in September: Survey

ANKARA Turkey's annual inflation rate is forecast to rise to 12.20% in September, said a panel of economists on Friday. The 14 economists polled by Anadolu Agency predicted a rise from...

Over 1.5M visit Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque

ISTANBUL More than 1.5 million people have visited the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque since the July re-opening of the historic Istanbul building for Muslim prayers after serving 86 years as...

Turkey's emergency state body concludes 87% of appeals

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential commission on the state of emergency has concluded 87% of all applications concerning measures taken in the aftermath of the July 2016 foiled coup bid, according to...

Turkey: Hazelnut exports reach 33,471 tons in September

ISTANBUL Turkey's hazelnut exports reached 33,471 tons in September, down from 45,706 tons in the same month last year, a regional trade union announced Friday. The Black Sea Hazelnut and Products...

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Formula 1 fever to hit Portugal this weekend

ISTANBUL Formula 1 fever will hit Portugal this weekend, as the Algarve International Circuit set to host the 12th race of the 2020 season on...

Turkey: R&D spending to GDP ratio highest in a decade

ANKARA Turkey’s research and development (R&D) expenditure to GDP ratio increased to 1.06% in 2019, the highest in a decade, the country's industry and technology...

Arab trade groups boycott French products over insults

ISTANBUL  Several Arab trade groups have announced their boycott of French products in response to incitements against the Islamic religion and insulting statements against Prophet...

Bangladesh urged to stop ‘harassing’ rights activists

DHAKA, Bangladesh  International human rights groups on Saturday called on Bangladeshi authorities to end the ongoing “harassment” and “threats” against human rights defenders and their...

At least 13 dead, 30 hurt in Afghanistan suicide blast

KABUL, Afghanistan  At least 13 people have been killed and 30 more injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, authorities confirmed on Saturday. The...