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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts western Turkey

January 21, 2021

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Turkey’s western province of Izmir early Thursday, according to the country’s disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the epicenter of quake was in Seferihisar district. Turkey is crossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. Last October, a powerful 6.6 […]

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UPDATE – Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul down at close

January 21, 2021

Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed Thursday at 1,551.57 points, down 1.13%. Starting the day at 1,578.03 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index lost 17.78 points over the midweek’s close of 1,569.35 points. During the day, the index’s deepest point was 1,551.57 and the highest was 1,582.04 points. The total market value of the BIST 100 […]

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Sexton leads Cavaliers to double overtime win over Nets

January 21, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 147-135 in Wednesday’s NBA game, with Collin Sexton scoring 42 points to lead his team to a double overtime victory. Sexton also produced five assists and five rebounds while Turkish small forward Cedi Osman contributed 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the lead over the Nets. […]

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Borsa Istanbul up at Thursday open

January 21, 2021

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,578.03 points on Thursday, up 0.55% or 8.68 points from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index rose 0.28% to close at an all-time high of 1,569.35 on Wednesday, with a daily trading volume of 29.9 billion Turkish liras ($4.01 billion). The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped […]

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Turkish Cypriot president 1st in country to get jab

January 15, 2021

Setting an example for the public, the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday was the first person in the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The first Sinovac vaccine was given to Ersin Tatar at the Nicosia Emergency Hospital in the capital Lefkosa, followed by Prime Minister Ersan Saner and […]

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Rwanda ready to receive vaccine amid COVID-19 spike

January 15, 2021

Rwanda is ready to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines, an official said on Thursday, as the country recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases. The East African country has witnessed a spike in new coronavirus cases, which health officials attribute to complacency during the festive days. The Health Ministry late Thursday reported 194 […]

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Egypt hopes US’ Biden engages in Ethiopia dam crisis

January 15, 2021

Egypt on Friday called on the incoming US administration to play a role in finding a solution to the Ethiopia dam crisis. Egypt’s official news agency quoted Motaz Zahran, the ambassador to the US, as saying that Egypt hopes incoming President Joe Biden will engage with the three parties in the crisis – Egypt, Sudan […]

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Over 51 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

January 15, 2021

Turkish police seized over 51 kilograms (113.4 pounds) of heroin in the eastern Van province, bordering Iran, a security source said on Friday. The drug was found in a suspicious minibus that was stopped by an anti-narcotics team at the Ipekyolu district, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on […]

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