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Alarm in Ankara as coronavirus sweeps Turkish capital

04 Sep 2020

ANKARA Surging coronavirus cases in Ankara are stretching hospitals to the limit and Turkish authorities need to impose a fresh lockdown to bring the virus under control, doctors in the Turkish capital say.

Turkey clamps down again after 'severe' jump in virus

05 Aug 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey rolled out new inspection and enforcement rules on Tuesday after coronavirus cases jumped above 1,000 for the first time in three weeks, in what the government called a grave rise during peak holiday season.

UPDATE 2-Turkish cenbank sees inflation risks as it keeps rates steady

23 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL, July 23 Turkey's central bank said inflation risks overshooting its year-end projection as it held rates steady for a second consecutive month on Thursday, signalling an upward revision to its outlook for prices.

Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling

11 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque on Friday with the first Muslim prayers to begin in two weeks, after a top court ruled the ancient building's conversion to a museum by modern Turkey's founding statesman was illegal. | Video

Russia's Blue Stream gas pipeline to Turkey idle since May: sources

10 Jul 2020

MOSCOW/ANKARA The Blue Stream pipeline delivering Russian gas to Turkey, due to be re-launched after maintenance in May, remains idle, three sources told Reuters on Friday, as Ankara is increasing purchases of super-cooled gas to replace supplies from Gazprom.

Russia's Blue Stream gas pipeline to Turkey idle since May - sources

10 Jul 2020

MOSCOW/ANKARA, July 10 The Blue Stream pipeline delivering Russian gas to Turkey, due to be re-launched after maintenance in May, remains idle, three sources told Reuters on Friday, as Ankara is increasing purchases of super-cooled gas to replace supplies from Gazprom.

Turkish central bank tells investors inflation will dip soon

09 Jul 2020

ANKARA Turkey's central bank said on a conference call on Thursday that inflation, while up a bit in recent months due to the pandemic, will fall back "over the medium term", according to slides of the bank's presentation and investors on the call.

Turkey warns it will respond if EU takes fresh measures against it

06 Jul 2020

ANKARA Turkey will respond with its own steps if the European Union imposes further sanctions on Ankara, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday after meeting the EU's top diplomat.

Turkish court convicts four rights activists on terrorism-related charges

03 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday sentenced a former local head of Amnesty International to more than six years in jail and convicted three other activists on terrorism-related charges for holding a meeting about digital security, the rights group said.

Father of Turkish NBA player Kanter acquitted of terrorism links

19 Jun 2020

ANKARA NBA center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday his father had been acquitted of charges that he was a member of a terrorist group.

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