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Turkey’s tourism revenue surges 190 percent in Q2

Turkey's tourism revenue surged 190.2 percent from a year earlier to $8.717 billion in the second quarter, Reuters reported, citing data from the Turkish...

80K inmates who benefited from temporary release due to pandemic to return to prison

A temporary release to ease overcrowding in Turkish prisons during the coronavirus pandemic that was announced in April 2020, affecting some 90,000 prisoners, will...

TurkStat raises eyebrows for stopping release of elderly death statistics amid pandemic

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), which is at the center of an ongoing controversy concerning the reliability of the data it releases, has raised...

Turkey relaxes pandemic rules, lifts mask requirement amid concerns

Turkey has lifted its requirement to wear masks outdoors and in places with sufficient ventilation and where social distancing can be maintained, raising concerns...

Turkey lacks transparency on COVID-19 deaths, medical chamber official says

A senior official from the Ankara Medical Chamber has said Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca should be transparent and release detailed information about people...

Rights violations against minors in Turkey have increased during the pandemic, rights advocates say

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in rights violations against minors in Turkey, children’s rights advocates have said, speaking to the Bianet news website,...

First omicron case in Tunisia reported in passenger from Turkey

Although Turkish authorities say the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has not yet been detected in the country, a man traveling from Turkey...

518,000 Turks applied for unemployment after end of pandemic supports

A total of 518,000 people in Turkey applied to the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) for unemployment benefits in the first three months after the...

Jobless rate climbs to 12 percent in July as supports end in Turkey

Turkey's unemployment rate rose to 12.0 percent in July from 10.6 percent a month earlier as pandemic-related labor supports expired, according to data on...

2 cases of new mu variant detected in Turkey: health minister

Turkey’s health minister has announced that two cases of a new coronavirus variant called mu," which has the potential to evade the immunity provided...

Turkey’s education minister resigns amid pandemic woes

Turkey’s education minister, Ziya Selçuk, who has been at the center of criticism for poorly managing the pandemic for Turkey’s students and teachers, resigned...

Not fully vaccinated people account for 87 pct of COVID cases in Turkey: minister

With the number of daily coronavirus infections exceeding 20,000 on Wednesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 87 percent of the active cases in...

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