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Grand Bazaar, cafes open and flights resume as Turkey eases up

01 Jun 2020

ISTANBUL Flights and car travel resumed between Turkey's big cities on Monday and cafes, restaurants and Istanbul's Grand Bazaar reopened in the country's biggest step to ease restrictions taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey's Erdogan says many facilities to reopen on June 1

29 May 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's Erdogan says many facilities to reopen on June 1

29 May 2020

ISTANBUL, May 28 Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Turkey hopes 'healthy tourism' scheme will conquer coronavirus slump

22 May 2020

ISTANBUL At a luxury hotel in Istanbul, staff in gloves and masks space out and disinfect tables as they prepare for a scheme which Turkey hopes will rescue part of its $35 billion tourism industry from the ravages of coronavirus.

Turkey bans three banks from lira transactions as currency hits record low

07 May 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey blocked BNP Paribas, Citibank and UBS from making lira transactions after the currency hit a record low against the dollar on Thursday, as investors fretted about a lack of reserves to protect the economy from the coronavirus impact.

UPDATE 3-Turkish inflation dips as manufacturing and trade tumble

04 May 2020

* Exports slide 42% and imports 32% in April (Updates with lira decline)

UPDATE 2-Turkey cuts rates aggressively to keep credit flowing in crisis

22 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL, April 22 Turkey's central bank cut interest rates to 8.75% on Wednesday, risking further lira weakness, in a bigger-than-expected move aimed at limiting the economic damage of the coronavirus crisis.

Two-day lockdown imposed in much of Turkey, coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

11 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL Istanbul, Ankara and other major Turkish cities locked down for two days from midnight on Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus under an Interior Ministry order, as the country's death toll from the pandemic rose above 1,000.

Turkey's fight against coronavirus fails to heal divisions, opponents say

09 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of government critics is instead fuelling division.

Istanbul mayor says time running out to halt coronavirus spread

03 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL Europe's largest city, Istanbul, is running out of time to impose a lockdown and stop a surge in coronavirus cases as around two million people are still going out into the streets every day, its mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Thursday.

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