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Turkish stocks hit new all-time high at Monday close

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index saw a new all-time high on Monday, increasing by 0.93% to close at 1,439.29 points. After starting the week at 1,435.51 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100...

Oil down on demand fears from spread of virus variant

ANKARA Oil prices were down on Monday over ongoing concerns that the new strain of COVID-19 will hamper demand while the signing off of the US coronavirus relief bill boosted...

'Smartphone giants to start production in Turkey'

ISTANBUL Global smartphone giants from China and Far East will make investment and start production in Turkey soon, Turkish industry and technology minister said on Saturday. About Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo's...

Turkey: Appeals court lifts ban on access to Uber app

ANKARA A Turkish appeals court overturned a ban on access to Uber's mobile application and website in a move that could see the company resume its operations in the country. It...

Google doodle marks Turkish engraver's 117th birthday

ANKARA Tech giant Google on Thursday marked the 117th birthday of renowned Turkish engraver and painter, Aliye Berger, with a special home-page “doodle.” Today, local users of the search engine at...

Pakistan: Turkish firms seek official apology for raid

ISLAMABAD Two Turkish firms in Pakistan's second-largest city on Wednesday demanded the return of their vehicles from police along with an official apology. The demand came after riot police in Lahore...

Turkey aims to raise number of freight trains to China

ANKARA With the first Turkish freight train bound for China reaching its destination, the Turkish trade minister said on Wednesday that the number of freight trains will increase and continue...

Turkish firm converts manned helicopter into UAV

ANKARA A Turkish technology firm has converted a helicopter into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high payload and long flight time and range to meet military and civilian needs. The...

1st Turkey-China freight train completes historic trip

ANKARA In a major milestone, the first train carrying goods from Turkey to China reached its destination on Saturday, Turkey’s transport and infrastructure minister said. “Announcing Turkey’s power in logistics to...

Turkey-based automotive firm exports buses to Belgium

ISTANBUL  Turkey-based automotive firm Temsa, a joint company of Turkish Sabanci Holding and the Netherlands-located PPF Group, exported electric buses to Belgium, according to a press release on Friday. The company...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...