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Turkey to take further steps to help exporters (Erdoğan)

ISTANBUL Turkey will take further steps to help the country’s exporters, including removing the security deposit requirement,the restructuring of the Turkish Eximbank and the creation of a new exhibition center, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on September 18. class = “cf”> “As our businessmen produce, export and create jobs, we …

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FM Çavuşoğlu meets UN chief ahead of high-level week

ANKARA Senior Turkish diplomat Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on September 17 as the international body prepares to welcome leaders from around the world next week. class = “cf”> Çavuşoğlu said his meeting with the UN chief focused on a number of regional and international issues, including …

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US targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. The five are a mix of Turkish and Egyptian nationals who, according to the Treasury, provided various forms of support to senior members of the …

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Senator berates Turkish leaders

ATHENS, Greece – U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez criticized Turkey on Friday during a visit to Athens, saying its current leaders are not committed to the principles of democracy and Right wing state. Menendez, the Democratic senator from New Jersey, is in Greece to attend events celebrating …

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Turkish aid association distributes food daily in Afrin, Syria

A Turkish aid association distributes hot meals daily in the Syrian province of Afrin to 1,000 people in need. The Hatay Cooperation Association (HAYAD) distributes food prepared by Syrian women in the Kırıkhan district of Hatay in tent camps administered by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Hayad …

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Excavations reveal Phrygian monument in western Turkey

During the 40-day rescue excavations in the historic Phrygian Valley in the Ihsaniye district of the western province of Afyonkarahisar, a 10-meter-high monument with Phrygian scriptures was discovered. The Maltaş monument, which is actually a temple facade with a triangular roof and a niche to his evil, has been unearthed. …

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In photos: fires ravage southern Europe

ATHENS – Shells of houses and cars ravaged by flames. Stretches of forest reduced to ashes. Tourists evacuated by boat from once idyllic beaches where the sky is covered in smoke. As southern Europe grapples with one of its worst heat waves in decades, deadly wildfires have engulfed swathes of …

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The number of expatriates in Turkey triples

ISTANBUL The number of expatriates, who traveled to Turkey to spend Eid al-Adha and the summer vacation in the country, has tripled compared to a year ago. While around 289,000 Turks living abroad arrived in the country from June 1 to July 20 of last year, more than 970,000 expatriates …

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Turks celebrate Eid holidays, flock to resort towns

ISTANBUL Turkey celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage and the second most important religious holiday after Eid al-Fitr. For the second year in a row, millions of people across Turkey are celebrating the holidays in the shadow of the pandemic, …

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Turkey, UAE among 34 countries removed from hotel quarantine list

THIRTY-FOUR STATES have been removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed. The countries are Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guyana, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, …

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Mount Nemrut receives 30,000 visitors per month

ADIYAMAN Mount Nemrut, one of the world’s most important historical and cultural heritage sites, was visited by nearly 30,000 visitors last month after authorities decided to ease most restrictions related to COVID-19 . Rising 2,134 meters above Adıyaman Province in southeast Turkey, Mount Nemrut welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors every day …

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Turkish companies join forces for new armed USV projects

Turkish defense companies Aselsan and Sefine Shipyard unveiled two unmanned surface ship (USV) projects on July 8. Surface warfare variant (ASuW), “RD09”, during a ceremony at the facilities of the Sefine shipyard. Tayfun Ozberk Jul 11, 2021 Sefine Shipyard introduced all of the Project partners at the ceremony. SEFT Ship …

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Turkey, US agree on ‘scope’ of Kabul airport security

DIYARBAKIR: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey and the United States had agreed on the “scope” of how to secure Kabul airport under the control of Turkish forces after the withdrawal Washington of Afghanistan. Turkey has pledged to ensure airport security once troops leave next month, …

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Turkey’s central bank keeps its key rate at 19%

ANKARA (Turkey), June 22 (SeeNews) – Turkey’s central bank has announced that it has decided to keep its one-week repo rate at 19%. Recent cost drivers based on import prices, demand conditions, supply constraints in some sectors and high levels of inflation expectations continue to pose risks to price behavior …

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PHOTOS: Bobcat hunts turkey near Wagner

WAGNER, SD (KELO) – Barb Pechous’ Sunday morning coffee was a little more exciting this week. After opening her back door and getting ready to brew coffee, Pechous heard turkeys in her backyard and was able to say that they “weren’t sounding normally”. “Suddenly this cat came out of the …

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A French family visits Turkey in a caravan

ANTALYA A French photographer travels through Turkey in a caravan with his family, while photographing and documenting the trip. Eric Guedeney, 58, artist, said he entered Turkey from one of Europe’s only two border provinces, Edirne, two and a half months ago. Now they are in Antalya and admire the …

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Teleperformance wins first Great Place to Work® award in Turkey

PARIS–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Regulatory news: Teleperformance (Paris: TEP), a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, today announced that its award-winning operations in Turkey have been recognized with the first-ever Great Place to Work® (GPTW®) award. Strengths of GPTW® recognition include high participation rates in employee surveys and high …

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Kraft Heinz takes over Turkish Assan Foods

ANKARA (Turkey), June 14 (SeeNews) – US food giant The Kraft Heinz Company has announced that it has signed a $ 100 million (€ 82.5 million) deal to buy Assan Foods, a specialist company in sauces owned by the Turkish conglomerate Kibar Holding, as part of its international growth strategy. …

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IMF says Turkish economy prone to shocks due to loss of reserves

Turkey’s gross reserves are well below the recommended adequacy range, and net international reserves are negative excluding currency swaps with the central bank. Image Credit: Corbis Images Istanbul: The International Monetary Fund forecasts strong growth for Turkey this year, while saying risks increased after reserves fell from previously low levels. …

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Turkey’s long-awaited animal rights legislation is underway

ISTANBUL A much-anticipated animal rights bill that provides for prison sentences for anyone who kills, mistreats or tortures animals will be presented to the Turkish parliament in the coming days. Final evaluations were made regarding the regulatory plan and a draft proposal was presented to President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan at …

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Full squad, full schedules, key players to watch

Turkey coach Åženol GüneÅŸ hopes to create another surprise. GüneÅŸ led his country’s national team to their greatest footballing achievement almost 20 years ago – a third place finish at the 2002 World Cup. He returned to the helm in 2019 after a 15-year absence, helping Turkey qualify for this …

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Turkey agrees to help Afghans with Kabul airport

Anyone who landed in Kabul on commercial air carriers in 2002 remembers their bags being thrown out of the hold of the ground jet, and then the stack being carried to the terminal. Without a functioning conveyor belt, this stack of luggage was recreated, and then passengers climbed among the …

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Turkey mafia boss in exile opens new Pandora’s box

AMMAN: Almost a third of refugees eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan have received their first dose, according to the United Nations refugee agency. UNHCR said 13,455 of the 47,000 people living in camps in Jordan who were eligible for injections had now received at least one dose. UNHCR …

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Turkey: Erdogan opens mosque in Taksim Square | News | DW

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated a grand mosque in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, fulfilling his decades-old goal of building a Muslim place of worship in the heart of Turkey’s largest city. The imposing mosque has a dome 30 meters high and combines the Ottoman and contemporary arch. It …

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Turkey hopes for tourism from June

After a few weeks of returning to lockdown, Turkey hopes to resume tourism and medical tourism from June. While medical travel for hair transplants and other services that may be offered in small private clinics may resume, hospitals are likely to struggle to gain capacity until the end of 2021. …

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Turkish mafia boss reveals more ‘deep state secrets’

ANKARA: Sedat Peker, the ultranationalist Turkish mafia boss now living in Dubai, has released more bombshell video recordings that highlight the close ties between state, media and mafia structures, with Turkey’s minister of ‘Interior Suleyman Soylu at the center of dirty revelations of deep state secrets. On Wednesday, Peker, who …

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Turkey Adds Crypto Platforms to AML Rules

Share Tweet Share Share Share E-mail Turkey has added cryptocurrency trading platforms to its list of companies covered by anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing regulations, Reuters reported. A presidential decree expanded the rules early on Saturday (May 1), and a local report said the rules would take effect immediately …

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Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq

Saudi and Greek drug busts highlight Hezbollah’s ‘drug strategy’ DUBAI: Lebanese fruits and vegetables are no longer welcome in Saudi Arabia after vigilant port authorities in the Kingdom thwarted an attempt to smuggle narcotics inside grenades. Last month, customs officials at the Islamic port of Jeddah seized more than 5 …

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Arshad stuck in Turkey due to lockdown

KARACHI: The country’s first javelin thrower and medal at the Tokyo Olympics is hoping Arshad Nadeem’s return from Turkey has been delayed due to the lockdown in Antalya. However, he hopes that in a few days he can catch a flight. “Here the lockdown was imposed on April 29 and …

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Turkey faces ‘exodus’ after 506% increase in asylum claims

Saudi and Greek drug busts highlight Hezbollah’s ‘drug strategy’ DUBAI: Lebanese fruits and vegetables are no longer welcome in Saudi Arabia after vigilant port authorities in the Kingdom thwarted an attempt to smuggle narcotics inside grenades. Last month, customs officials at the Islamic port of Jeddah seized more than 5 …

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Turkey, Armenia and why Biden used the ‘G’ word

Turkey, Armenia and why Biden used the ‘G’ word Joe biden Every year as April 24 approaches, hasty preparations are made in Turkey to counter what countries with strong Armenian communities will do to commemorate the day. This date is the anniversary of the 1915 resettlement of Armenians living in …

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Turkey’s COVID-19 death toll: 340 as lockdown sets in

Turkey has recorded 340 coronavirus-related deaths and 25,980 new cases in the past 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Sunday, the third day of a nationwide lockdown, including curfews, closed schools and many businesses closed. Turkey ranks fourth in the world in daily cases based on a seven-day average, …

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Turkey celebrates Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA The Turkish leader and senior officials celebrated Labor and Solidarity Day on Saturday. “We will not leave any opportunity in our country for those who wish to exploit this holy sweat on the foreheads of our workers,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following an iftar, a breaking meal in …

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Turkey Adds Crypto Firms to Terrorist Financing Regulation Business and Economy News

The presidential decree adds cryptocurrency exchanges to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules. Turkey has added cryptocurrency trading platforms to the list of companies covered by anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations, according to a presidential decree. The Official Journal said on Saturday that the latest extension to the country’s …

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Turkey overtakes G20 in liquidity support amid COVID-19

ANKARA Among the emerging G20 economies, Turkey provided the most liquidity support relative to its GDP in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor. The spread of the virus, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, has caused the worst health …

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Former Boston Celtic Enes Kanter, targeted by Turkish government, joins Senator Ed Markey in condemning human rights abuses under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Former Boston Celtic Enes Kanter, who along with his family has been targeted by the Turkish government, joined Senator Ed Markey on Sunday in condemning human rights abuses in his home country. Kanter, currently a Portland Trail Blazers center, has repeatedly spoken out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose …

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