Turkish Treasury borrows $552M through auction

Turkish Treasury borrows $552M through auction

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The Turkish Treasury borrowed some 3.22 billion Turkish liras ($552 million) from domestic markets, according to an official statement Monday.The Treasury and Finance Ministry said the auction was held for two-year fixed coupon bonds (semiannually, new…

‘Turkey determined to continue to fight against terror’

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Turkey’s parliament speaker reiterated Ankara’s relentless struggle against terrorism on Saturday. Turkey is determined to continue its fight against terrorists and their supporters by making no compromises on its attitude that embraces the whole of Tu…

Turkish man takes legal case against Land Rover to EU

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A Turkish businessman — winning his case against a world-famous British carmaker in March over engine failure — has taken the lawsuit to the EU offices, an Istanbul based NGO said Friday.International Diplomats Association said after winning his mult…

Turkish Red Crescent sends food aid to war-weary Yemen

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The Turkish Red Crescent on Thursday began distributing 11,000 food parcels — weighing a total of some 440 tons — to displaced persons in Yemen’s west-central Maarib province. Mustafa Aydin, a Red Crescent official, told Anadolu Agency that the aid w…

Turkish divers return from rescue mission in N.Iraq

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A Turkish Navy team returned home from Northern Iraq on Thursday after completing a weeks-long search and rescue mission for the victims of a deadly ferryboat accident in Northern Iraq.The 20-strong team recovered the bodies of three people after conti…

Turkey continues to back Bosnia in every field: VP

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Turkey will continue to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in every field, especially for integration with the European and Atlantic institutions, Turkey’s vice president said on Wednesday. Speaking at the 10th Sarajevo Business Forum, Fuat Oktay said Bosn…

Turkish cricketers train with Pakistan’s league team

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Two young Turkish cricketers Gokhan Goktug Alta and Mehmet Aydin joined a training camp of a Pakistan’s cricket league franchise.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Goktug said Peshawar Zalmi was a runner-up team in the third season of the Pakistan Super Leagu…

Turkish pop star Tarkan to perform in Russia

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Turkish pop star Tarkan will perform at a concert on May 11 and 14 in the Russian cities of Moscow and Kazan.The event is being held as part of the cross-culture and tourism year.Selahattin Atalay, the organizer of the event, said they wanted to show t…

Defense minister: Turkey expects S-400 missiles in June

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Turkey is expecting to receive Russian S-400 air defense batteries by June, the country’s defense minister said Monday in Washington.Speaking at the 37th annual conference of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, Turkey-U.S. Business Council,…

Journalist GAlkhan Oner convicted of “illegal organization propaganda”

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As previously shut-down Dicle News Agency (DIHA) reporter GAlkhan Oner was acquitted of the charge of illegal organization membership, he was sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment due to making illegal organization propaganda. Denizli 2nd Assize Court…

Student sentenced to 5-month imprisonment after one-year arrest due to participating in funeral of Berkin Elvan

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University student Berkay Ustabas, who remained under arrest for a year due to participating in the funeral ceremony of Berkin Elvan following his murder by the police during the Gezi Park protests, was sentenced to 5 months of imprisonment due to viol…

Student sentenced to 5-month imprisonment after one-year arrest due to participating in funeral of Berkin Elvan

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University student Berkay Ustabas, who remained under arrest for a year due to participating in the funeral ceremony of Berkin Elvan following his murder by the police during the Gezi Park protests, was sentenced to 5 months of imprisonment due to viol…

Journalist GAlkhan Oner convicted of “illegal organization propaganda”

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As previously shut-down Dicle News Agency (DIHA) reporter GAlkhan Oner was acquitted of the charge of illegal organization membership, he was sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment due to making illegal organization propaganda. Denizli 2nd Assize Court…

World children in Samsun for Turkey’s Children’s Day

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Celebrations of Turkey’s 41st Children’s Day began on Sunday in the Black Sea province of Samsun with the participation of children from 40 countries.Governor Osman Kaymak told reporters that around 800 children from 40 countries took part in the event…

Turkey: 1400 troops out post-July 2018 under FETO probe

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Since last summer, the Turkish Armed Forces have dismissed over 1,400 personnel amid efforts to root out terrorist FETO infiltration, according to a data analysis by Anadolu Agency.Since the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, Turkish institutions including …

Turkish film on NZ terror attack stresses rule of law

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A Turkish director stressed the necessity of the rule of law Friday in a short film on last month’s terror attack in New Zealand against two mosques.Koray Demir pinpointed the Christchurch attack where at least least 50 Muslims, including four children…

Turkish children depict India with paintbrush

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The Indian Embassy in Ankara organized a painting contest on Thursday for schoolchildren.The contest themed “glimpses of India” is being held in Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya and Bursa.A total of 80 children will compete in four categories; elementary, mid…

Turkish presidency wins UN award

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The UN awarded the Turkish presidency’s communication wing for ease of access to information on Wednesday, an official said.”CIMER (Turkey Directorate of Communications) is awarded the ‘Best Project’ by The International Telecommunication Union of UN d…

Turkish president hails Bolivia’s support for Palestine

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Turkey’s president on Tuesday hailed Bolivia’s support for Jerusalem and praised South American country’s approach to the Golan Heights issue as well.Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks came at a joint news conference with his Bolivian counterpart Juan Evo …

Turkish FM stresses dialogue to resolve Libyan conflict

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The recent escalation in Libya should be tackled through dialogue instead of military aggression, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday.”The unity and solidarity of Libya should be ensured through a conference to be organized by the UN, not with milit…

“Our cooperation with Russia in the area of energy is one of the pillars of our economic relations”

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Addressing Turkish and Russian businesspeople, President Erdogan said: Our cooperation with Russia in the area of energy is one of the pillars of our economic relations. All our partnerships in this area, the Blue Stream, the TurkStream and the Akkuyu …

Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

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Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in Eur…

Istanbul Airport serves flights after mega move

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The Istanbul Airport started serving international and domestic flights on Saturday after its mega move.Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines dispatched its first flight to capital Ankara at 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT).Ilker Ayci, chairman of Turkish …

Turkey’s Erdogan: Election over, now judiciary decides

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Five days after Sunday’s local polls across Turkey, the election itself is over but the judicial process continues, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.If the results of the provincial [electoral councils] don’t overlap with ours, then the Supreme Elec…

Turkish benchmark stock index rises over 4% at close

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index surged 4.13% to close at 98,336.85 points on Thursday.Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index, which started the day at 94,477.87 points, gained 3,895.75 points from the previous close of 94,441.10 points.The benchmark index hove…

5 PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security forces

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At least five PKK terrorists, two of them women, surrendered to Turkish security forces in the southeastern Sirnak province on Wednesday, according to a security source.The terrorists fled PKK camps in northern Iraq and surrendered at the Habur border …

Turkey’s first lady marks World Autism Awareness Day

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Turkey’s first lady Emine Erdogan on Tuesday marked World Autism Awareness Day, an event marked internationally on April 2.Nowadays, one out of 59 children is born with autism. Although the reasons are not yet fully known, we should focus on the associ…

We must have common voice against terrorism: Turkish FM

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday urged nations to reject all forms of terrorism and said Islamophobia is a big threat to the world.Cavusoglu spoke at the United Nation General Assembly’s 73rd plenary meeting, where a draft resolutio…

We must have common voice against terrorism: Turkish FM

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday urged nations to reject all forms of terrorism and said Islamophobia is a big threat to the world.Cavusoglu spoke at the United Nation General Assembly’s 73rd plenary meeting, where a draft resolutio…

‘Votes still being counted in Istanbul mayoral race’

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Votes are still being counted in the Istanbul metropolitan municipality race, said the mayoral candidate for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Monday.Binali Yildirim told reporters that invalid votes cast on Sunday outnumber the vot…

Boko Haram commander killed on Lake Chad island

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A top Boko Haram commander and 15 other militants were killed by West African regional counterterrorism forces, according to a military spokesman.In the ensuing firefight, Malloum Moussa, Boko Haram Commander, along with 15 of his men were neutralized,…

Turkey: Who’s who in Sunday’s local polls

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Millions of Turkish voters are getting ready for Sunday’s local elections, set to choose Turkey’s mayors, city council members, mukhtars (neighborhood officials), and members of elder councils for the next five years. More than 57 million are expected …

President Erdo?an attends exclusive interview on TRT

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made remarks and answered questions on current issues in a joint interview with TRT 1, TRT Haber, TRT Turk, TRT Avaz, TRT World, TRT Arabi, TRT KurdA� and TRT Radio. During the interview held at Dolmabahce Palace, Preside…

Russian, Turkish FM to meet in Antalya on Friday

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Russian and Turkish foreign ministers will meet in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu will on Friday verify their positions on all issues of bila…

Turkish VP visits troops deployed in Qatar

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Turkey is friend with those who are friendly to Qatar, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said Monday in Doha.We are friends with those who are friendly to our Qatari friends, Oktay said, speaking at a base in Qatar run by the Turkish Armed Forces.But w…

“Turkey is a country considered to be a homeland by people from all over our region”

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Addressing citizens in Duzce, President Erdogan said: Turkey is a country considered to be a homeland not only by our own citizens but also by people from all over our region extending from the Balkans to the Caucasia and from Crimea to North Africa. T…

No ban on LGBTI + activity at METU

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Middle East Technical University (METU) Gender Studies Group will be held under the title of A different family is possible iye and the rectorate was not allowed by the reason of rainbow – LGBT relationship). METU LGBTI + Solidarity stressed that the a…

Pakistani PM’s Controversial Remarks Anger Afghans

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The Afghan government formally protested controversial remarks attributed to the leader of Pakistan, suggesting an interim “neutral” political setup in Kabul could help further U.S.-led efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban.Afghan Foreign Min…

Turkish NGO brings aid to storm-hit southeastern Africa

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An Istanbul-based aid agency announced on Monday that it delivered humanitarian aid to 8,500 cyclone victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.According to a statement by the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the aid group provided the storm-hit r…

Turkey Central Bank Vows to Ensure Stability After Lira Slide

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Turkey’s central bank on Monday vowed to use all the tools at its disposal to “maintain price stability” after a slide in the lira last week amid investor concerns over domestic monetary policy.The lira lost around 5.2 percent in value against the gree…

Turkey neutralizes 3,000 Daesh terrorists in Syria

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Turkish Ministry of National Defense on Saturday said it eliminated more than 3,000 Daesh terrorists and destroyed more than 21,000 Daesh targets.”As the only army that carried out hand-to-hand fight with DAESH, Turkish Armed Forces neutralized over 3,…

Pakistan’s Embassy in Ankara marks national day

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Pakistan’s Embassy in Ankara on Saturday marked its national day with a reception. After a flag-raising ceremony, Pakistan’s national anthem was played and Pakistani students took stage to sing traditional songs in their native dress.Traditional cuisin…

Over 600 irregular migrants held across Turkey

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At least 623 irregular migrants were held across Turkey on Friday, according to multiple security sources. In the northwestern Edirne province — bordering Greece and Bulgaria –, gendarmerie forces held some 583 migrants, said the sources, who asked n…

Turkey’s Armenians to select their leader after Easter

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Orthodox Armenians in Turkey are set to select their spiritual leader after Easter following the death of Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan earlier this month. The election for the 85th Armenian patriarch will be held after April 21, said Sahak Masalyan, the …

Nearly 9 kg of cocaine seized in NW Turkey

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Turkish customs officers on Thursday confiscated nearly nine kilograms (nearly 20 pounds) of cocaine in northwestern Edirne province, the Trade Ministry said. Customs enforcement, anti-smuggling and intelligence officers conducted a field work in Hamza…

Turkish stocks down 1.48 pct at midweek close

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Wednesday down 1.48 percent to close at 103,310.21 points. After starting the day at 104,806.63 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 1,550.95 points from the previous close. During midweek trading, the BIST…

‘Updating Customs Union would benefit both EU, Turkey’

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Research shows that updating the Customs Union between Turkey and EU would benefit both two sides, the head of the EU Delegation to Turkey said on Wednesday.The trade volume between Turkey and the EU recently reached Euros 150 billion ($170 billion), C…

Turkey condoles loss of lives in cyclone-hit Mozambique

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Turkey on Tuesday extended condolences to relatives of the victims who lost their lives in cyclone-hit Mozambique. “We are saddened by the massive loss of lives and material damage in Mozambique due to the heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Cy…

Japan marks Turkish Culture Year

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Japan kicked off its celebration of the 2019 Year of Turkish Culture on Tuesday with an exhibition in the capital Tokyo.Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy inaugurated the event, titled Treasures and Tradition of the Tulip in the Ott…

China Says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘Terrorists’ Arrested Since 2014

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China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of terrorist gangs in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive securit…

Minister: Turkey, Iran Launch Joint Raid Against Kurdish Rebels

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Turkey and Iran on Monday started a joint military operation against Kurdish rebels on Turkey’s eastern border, state-run Anadolu news agency quoted the interior minister as saying.Turkey has recently talked about a possible joint operation with neighb…

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 12 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

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A total of 12 PKK terrorists were neutralized during Saturday’s airstrikes in northern Iraq, Turkish security sources said on Sunday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question eithe…

“We cannot comprehend the value of our freedom without knowing about how the Turkish people managed to survive”

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Speaking at a gathering of citizens who hail from the province of Samsun but currently live in Istanbul, President Erdogan said: The past is a compass for the future. We cannot comprehend the value of our freedom without knowing about whom the Turkish …

New Turkish-Syrian border gate opens for aid supply

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The Turkish Red Crescent on Friday sent two aid trucks to Syria via a newly-opened border crossing.The aid trucks crossed the Olive Branch Customs Gate in Turkey’s Hatay province to enter northwestern Syrian city of Afrin, marking the first ever aid su…

Istanbul Orthodox Church condemns New Zealand attack

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Istanbul’s Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate condemned Friday’s mosque attack in New Zealand which killed at least 49 people.Patriarch Bartholomew and the members of the Holy and Sacred Synod, during a meeting, “expressed their shock and dismay over th…

President Erdo?an on Show TV-Haberturk TV-Bloomberg HT joint live broadcast

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made remarks and answered questions on current issues in a joint interview with Show TV, Haberturk TV and Bloomberg HT. During the interview, held at the Presidential Pavilion at Yildiz Palace in Istanbul, President Erdog…

President Erdo?an inaugurates Ankara Bilkent City Hospital

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Speaking at the opening ceremony of Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, President Erdogan said: We have built a healthcare system in which each and every citizen of ours, regardless of their income or status as well as of their residential area, can get the …

EP’s vote to halt accession process ‘worthless’: Turkey

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The European Parliament’s vote to suspend Turkey’s EU accession process is “worthless for us”, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman said on Wednesday.The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday approved a report recommending the s…

“We will continue to fight for the rights of the Palestinian people and Al-Quds till our last breath”

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Speaking at an opening ceremony in the Pursaklar district of Ankara, President Erdogan noted that Israel dared to violate the al-Aqsa Mosque, the honorable cause of Muslims, with its boots, and said: We will continue to fight till our last breath for t…

Turkey, Bulgaria conduct joint civil defense exercises

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Turkish and Bulgarian civil defense and fire teams carried out search and rescue exercises as well as fire drills on Tuesday in northwestern Turkey.The joint exercises took place near the border in the northwestern province of Kirklareli with participa…

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