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Pakistani lawmaker hails Turkey's Hagia Sophia move

KARACHI, Pakistan  A local legislator in Pakistan welcomed on Saturday a recent decision by Turkey to reconvert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after...

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    Turkey expects V-shaped economic recovery from virus

    ANKARA  Turkey is anticipated to come out of the coronavirus-driven crisis with a V-shaped recovery, and will converge its potential growth, the country's treasury and...

    Turkey: Central government gross debt stock hits $234B

    ANKARA The gross debt stock of Turkey’s central government stood at 1.6 trillion Turkish liras (around $234 billion) at the end of May, according to...

    Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May

    ANKARA The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry...

    Turkish Treasury borrows $471M through auction

    ANKARA The Turkish Treasury borrowed 3.2 billion Turkish liras ($471 million) from domestic markets on Monday, said an official statement. The Treasury and Finance Ministry announced...

    Turkey's exports hit $10B in May

    ANKARA  Turkey's exports hit $10 billion in May, down 40.9% from the same month last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the preliminary Trade...

    Turkey’s exports total $9B in April

    ISTANBUL  Turkey's exports dropped by 41.4% year-on-year in April to reach $8.99 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on Friday. The country's imports also fell by...

    Protests continue in Serbia against pandemic curbs

    BELGRADE, Serbia Nationwide protests against the restrictions enforced by the government to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic entered the fifth day in Serbia on...

    UN Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey

    NEW YORK The UN Security Council on Saturday approved delivering humanitarian aid to Syria for a year through one border gate. The 15-member council reduced the...

    More deaths reported in Arab countries from COVID-19

    ISTANBUL Health authorities in four Arab countries reported new COVID-19 or coronavirus cases and deaths on Saturday as the region continues to battle the pandemic. Saudi...

    Libya: Haftar stipulates conditions to allow oil flow

    TRIPOLI Renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar, leader of illegitimate armed militias in eastern Libya, said on Saturday that he will continue to block oil production until...

    NBA to resume play on July 30 with 22 teams

    ANKARA NBA is set to return at the end of July as teams arrived at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida...


    Turkish referee tests positive for coronavirus

    ANKARA A top-tier referee has tested positive for COVID-19, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced on Friday. Although the referee – whose name was not given...

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