Turkey’s budget records $1.4B surplus in November

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Turkey’s central government budget balance posted a surplus of 7.57 billion Turkish liras ($1.4 billion) in November, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Monday.The country’s budget revenues totaled 81.9 billion Turkish liras ($15.3 billion)…

US Denies Trump Thinking About Extraditing Gulen to Turkey

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The White House is denying Turkey’s claim that President Donald Trump is thinking about extraditing wanted Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.”While meeting with (Turkish) President Erdogan at the G-20 (economic summit in Buenos Aires), the p…

Georgia’s 1st woman president takes oath

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Georgia’s first female president has been sworn in on Sunday after being elected with over 59 percent of the votes in late November.The oath-taking ceremony of the country’s first woman president Salome Zurabishvili was attended by Turkish Vice Preside…

China calls on Taliban to enter Afghan peace process

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After inking a tripartite deal for cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul, China has urged the Taliban to enter peace process.Addressing a joint news conference with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts in Kabul on Saturday, the Chinese Fo…

Over 30 terror targets destroyed in N. Iraq operation

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Turkish jets have destroyed over 30 terror targets in northern Iraq in an overnight operation, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.The army used over 20 warplanes as well as drones and refueling aircrafts during the operation in which th…

Israel tries to dim Islam’s traces in J’lem: Erdogan

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Turkish president on Friday accused Israel of trying to deliberately wipe out traces of Islamic heritage in Jerusalem over the last 50 years. You [Israel] will not be able to wipe out, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at an Inter-parliamentary platform on Jer…

Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash

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At least nine people were killed and 47 others injured when a high-speed train crashed into a pilot engine traveling along the same rails in the capital Ankara, Turkey’s transportation and infrastructure minister said on Thursday.Nine people were kille…