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Turkey to provide food aid to 5,000 Sri Lanka Muslims

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

KALUPPU, Sri Lanka: The Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) will distribute 5,000 food packages for iftar, a fast breaking meal, in Sri Lanka for three days, the foundation’s deputy chief said on Wednesday. In the first day of the aid campaign, TDV, the charity body of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, organized distribution events in Kinniya, Kiran, […]

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Erdogan to launch election campaign from eastern Turkey

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will start his election campaign for the upcoming June early polls on Saturday with a rally in eastern Erzurum province. Erdogan will begin his campaign after attending a meeting on Thursday to introduce his party’s election manifesto as well as lawmaker candidates, according to a source in the ruling Justice and […]

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Basketball: Turkish Super Lig playoffs set to begin

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

ANKARA: Turkey’s Tahincioglu Basketball Super Lig playoffs are set to begin on Tuesday with eight teams, including regular season leaders Fenerbahce Dogus competing for the domestic title. Two games will be played on Tuesday evening; Tofas, which completed its regular season in the runners-up position, will meet Eskisehir Basket after finishing the season in the seventh […]

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Turkey calls for abolishing health restrictions on Gaza

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA: Turkey on Tuesday urged the World Health Organization and other UN agencies to take measures to stop restrictions on the movement of patients, health staff and essential medicines in the besieged Gaza Strip. “People in the occupied Palestine territory are in dire need of medicines, medical equipment and beds,” Turkish Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus […]

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Turkey: Government gross debt stock up in April

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

ANKARA: Turkish government’s gross debt stock stood at 921.1 billion Turkish liras (nearly $226.8 billion) at the end of April, the Undersecretariat of Treasury announced on Monday. Last month, the gross debt stock — the outstanding debt of public sector institutions, the Central Bank, private companies and households — was up 15.8 percent year-on-year, compared with 795.1 billion […]

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Turkey receives over 40,000 trademark applications

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

ANKARA: The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received 42,345 trademark applications — 37,935 of them domestic — in the first four months of 2018. In April, TurkPatent received 13,976 trademark applications, an 8.1 percent year-on-year increase, according to a statement. TurkPatent received 5,118 patent applications — 1,827 domestic and 3,291 foreign. Applications increased by 13.5 […]

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Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul up at open

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

ANKARA: Turkey’s stock exchange rose 0.45 percent, or 460.39 points, to open at 102,718.04 points on Tuesday. On the second transaction day of the week, the banking and holding sector indices gained 0.49 percent and 0.36 percent, respectively. Among all sector indices, the tourism sector index posted the best performance, up 1.42 percent, while the leasing […]

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Kindergarten in SE Turkey inculcates love for animals

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SANLIURFA, Turkey: For students in a kindergarten in southeastern Sanliurfa province fun and learning go hand in hand. The Nar Cicegi Pre-school in Karakopru district has a mini-zoo in its garden. The animals include foals, lambs, goats, chickens, tortoises, rabbits and ducks. Children feed the animals and watch them grow. Halil Polat, principle of the school, […]

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Turkey to retaliate after U.S. refuses exemption on steel tariffs

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA (Xinhua) — Turkey will take steps against the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminium following Ankara’s attempt to seek exemption failed, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday. Tariffs will be imposed on a total of 1.8 billion-U.S. dollar imports from the United States by the Turkish government, said the report, citing […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians, condemn Israel

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday hosts for the second time in half a year a summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic group seeking to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel after its deadly shootings of Gaza protesters. Erdogan has reacted with unbridled fury to the killing by Israeli forces on […]

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