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Toyota becomes Turkey's 2nd-biggest exporter

ANKARA  Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) on Friday became the second-largest exporter both in its sector and in the country with $4.4 billion exports in 2019, according to a survey...

Turkish trade minister urges G20 to avoid protectionism

ANKARA Turkey’s trade minister on Wednesday urged G20 officials to maintain cooperation and avoid protectionism for better implementation of the group's actions. "Open, free, fair and rules-based multilateral trading system plays...

D-8, World Tourism Forum Institute ink agreement

ISTANBUL  The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation and the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) on Sunday signed an agreement in Istanbul to increase cooperation in tourism between member states. Speaking to...

Turkish, US firms to meet virtually in virus's shadow

WASHINGTON/ANKARA The 38th American-Turkish Conference will address bilateral economic, trade and strategic ties when attendees meet virtually Sept. 21- 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event was organized by Turkey's...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo is set for Oct. 26-28...

TikTok won’t sell its US operations, says owner

ANKARA Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday. In a statement to Global...

Amazon to hire 100,000 new employees in US, Canada

ANKARA American e-commerce tech firm Amazon announced Monday it will hire 100,000 new full and part-time employees across the US and Canada to expand its operations, cashing in on a...

Turkey's automotive production soars in August

ANKARA  Automotive production in Turkey surged 44% year-on-year in August, a sectoral report revealed on Monday. The Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said automakers manufactured 75,241 vehicles -- including automobiles, light commercial...

Alibaba launches initiatives to support Vietnamese SMEs

JAKARTA, Indonesia Global e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched two initiatives this September to empower its Vietnamese sellers, according to a local media report Monday. With its Super September 2020 program, the...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...