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Turkey sees dramatic increase in daily number of COVID cases: minister

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that there has been a rise by a factor of 40 in the daily number of coronavirus...

İstanbul saw 66.4 percent drop in tourist arrivals in 2020 due to pandemic

İstanbul recorded a decline of 66.4 percent in tourist arrivals in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with only 5 million foreign tourists visiting...

IMF sees Turkey growing at 6 percent in 2021: report

Turkey’s economy will grow by about 6 percent in 2021, before settling back to a growth rate of about 3.5 percent annually from 2022,...

Amnesty slams Turkey’s human rights violations under pretext of pandemic measures

Amnesty International has criticized Turkey for the authorities’ use of punitive and coercive measures in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which have resulted...

Erdoğan refuses to declare 14-day lockdown despite calls from medical community

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has no plans to declare a 14-day lockdown to contain...

116-year-old Turkish woman beats the coronavirus

Fatma Akyüz, a 116-year-old Turkish woman who lives in the northeastern province of Artvin, has managed to survive a coronavirus infection, according to Turkish...

Turkey’s medical community calls for at least 14-day lockdown to reduce infection rate

Prominent healthcare organizations in Turkey have asked the government to declare a lockdown of at least 14 days in an attempt to bring the...

Turkish economy grows 6.7 percent in third quarter after initial virus wave

Turkey’s economy roared to a more-than-expected 6.7 percent growth rate in the third quarter, as a flood of credit helped it rebound from a...

Nationwide support for AKP below 30 percent: MetroPoll survey

The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been ruling Turkey as a single-party government since 2002, would have had a nationwide vote of...

Turkish brides start wearing golden face masks amid coronavirus pandemic

As the global coronavirus outbreak forces world governments to impose the use of face masks for protection, some artisans in Turkey’s southeastern city of...

Despite pandemic Turkey’s airports served 36.5 million people in first 6 months

A total of 36.5 million passengers used Turkey’s airports in the first six months of the year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Xinhua news...

37 int’l NGOs call for release of pretrial detainees in Turkey due to coronavirus pandemic

A total of 37 NGOs from Turkey, Europe and around the world released a joint statement on Friday calling on Turkish authorities to reduce pretrial detention and...

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